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School in Stockholm, sued for discrimination

the Summons was sent in in april and the matter involves a student who have been diagnosed with könsdysfori, it means that a person has a different gender identity than the one that were accorded at birth, it is stated in the writ of summons. She is currently undergoing a könsutredning of Child and youth psychiatry.

It was two years ago, when student was eleven years old, that she no longer wanted to change in the gender-neutral room, but with their friends in the tjejomklädningsrummet. The student asked for such a solution, which the school rejected. They said instead that she had to change in the other room or the toilet, according to the application.

which is located in Stockholm, shows the four options for children who do not want to change in the könsdefinierade dressing room. Among other things, referred to a dressing room adjacent to the gym, a disabled toilet and a personalomklädningsrum.

According to the lawsuit, there was a vote among the girls in the class whether the learner is going to have to switch about with them, which all the respondents were okay with.

the Girl has felt bad of the situation and have not been able to fully participate in the teaching.

" She don't like it at all with the solution. My children have a binary gender identity and is not gender neutral, says student's guardian.

can make some exceptions from its general rules, which says that children may choose to replace if with other students with the same legal gender – or the gender-neutral locker room. Children can not change the legal gender in the day. For it, you must be of legal age.

"We've found a general line on the basis of all pupils' interests and rights and does not make any exception. It seems to have been so that the other students in the class have not had any problems with the child would change with the girls. But in other cases, students feel that there is a problem and we need to work on the basis of our routines, " says the principal of the school and adds that she was not the president when the decision was made.

" I have no opinions about it but follow what the law says. There are other bodies that do the assessment, " says the principal.

the city of Stockholm, which is the principal of the school, is now being sued for discrimination, which Stockholmdirekt was the first to report on. With the Agency for discrimination in sweden that legal representation requires the girl and her guardians, the city of 23.200 crowns in diskrimineringsersättning. The writ must be taken up by the Stockholm district court.

Susan Ottosen, press secretary at the education department in the city of Stockholm, writes that the school tried to resolve the situation in the best way, and that it is positive that the matter is being legally challenged then it can provide guidance in similar cases in the future.

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