The Red Lion Area School District is maintaining its position that legal names will be read at graduation, according to the district’s attorney.
Benjamin Pratt, the attorney for the school district, said the ACLU sent another letter last week, and the district responded Monday, maintaining its position that only legal names will be read at the ceremony.
Molly Tack-Hooper, ACLU staff attorney, confirmed that the ACLU had renewed Wolfe’s request and included information about the name-changing process. Wolfe, who turned 18 in April, is seeking a legal name change, but it won’t be completed by graduation. But, the district was “unmoved” by the ACLU’s arguments, she said.
The district previously agreed to let Wolfe wear black robes at graduation, as male students wear.
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