Members of a Vermont girls high school volleyball team have been banned from using their own locker room and now have to change in a single bathroom stall after they complained about a transgender teammate.
Some teammates allege that the transgender player at Randolph Union High School made an ‘inappropriate remark’ to some of them while they were changing in the locker room.
They now want the school to relocate the transgender player, who hasn’t been named. No details of the alleged inappropriate remark have been shared.
But Vermont’s state law means that students can play sports and use the locker which correspond to the gender with which they identify.
Blake Allen, a player on the team, told WCAX how uncomfortable it makes her feel, saying ‘its a huge thing . . . everyone’s asking ‘why aren’t you allowed in the locker room?’
Shortly after the incident, the school sent out an email to families of the players, informing them that the school has ‘plenty of space where students who feel uncomfortable with the laws may change in privacy.’
Superintendent Layne Millington, who oversees the Orange County School District, has yet to comment on the controversy.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ruth Bashinsky