A brave step forward?

Question-MarkEarlier this week, the Maine Supreme Court ruled in favor of a transgendered girl in her case against a public school.

According to a story in the Bangor Daily News, “it is the first time any court in the nation has ruled it is unlawful to force a transgender child to use the school bathroom designated for the sex he or she was born with rather than the one with which the child identifies.”

Did the Law Court make the right decision? Is this a bold step forward in protecting the civil rights of transgendered individuals, or do you think this decision will set a troublesome precedent with unintended consequences?