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George Fox Transgender Student Will Appeal Ruling

Jayce is a junior at George Fox University.

Jayce is a junior at George Fox University.

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Earlier this year we talked about the legal case of a transgender student at George Fox University who wanted to live in on-campus housing with other male students. Jayce, who does not want his last name used, says he was disappointed by the University’s original decision not to allow him to live with other male students on campus. He filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school.

Since we talked with his lawyer in April, the U.S. Department of Education has weighed in, granting George Fox the religious exception it asked for. This means the original decision denying Jayce on-campus housing with his male friends still stands. Jayce and his lawyer say they will appeal. 

We’ll talk with Jayce about his response to these events and how his time at the University is going aside from his issues with housing.

Editor’s note: George Fox University declined our invitation to come on this show to talk about their housing policy for transgender students.

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OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2014