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Group objects to transgender policy

BUFFALO — A Christian advocacy group wants a Western New York school district to stop letting a transgender student use the boys’ locker rooms and restrooms, saying it violates other students’ privacy.

In a letter to Le Roy High School Principal Timothy McArdle, the Alliance Defending Freedom says the district’s transgender policy also threatens student safety, parental authority, religious freedom and the learning environment.

Le Roy school officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Le Roy is one of several school districts around the country where policies for transgender students are being debated.

New York education officials issued guidance to districts in July. It said federal authorities have determined that barring a student from restrooms that match his gender identity is prohibited under Title IX law.