Drew Adams is a 16-year-old student at Nease High School in St Johns County, FL who identifies as a transgender boy. Adams filed a federal lawsuit against The School Board of St. Johns County, FL seeking to force the school to allow students to use the school’s sex-segregated facilities based on the student’s gender identity, regardless of the rights of other students to access single sex-segregated facilities.
Oral testimony in Adams’s case concluded on Wednesday, December 13. According to Judge Timothy Corrigan, the issue in this case is, “does the district’s policy nevertheless violate Title IX (education laws) or does it violate the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution?” Judge Corrigan is expected to issue a ruling sometime in 2018, reportedly before the 2018-19 school year, Adams’s senior year, begins in the fall.
Adams v. The School Board of St. Johns County, Florida — Gender Identity Watch (June 28, 2017)