ACLU warns Red Lion school district in transgender prom flap

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 26, 2013 12:34 PM

(Red Lion) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue if a midstate school district doesn't allow a transgender student to run for prom king, even though the student is registered under his female birth name and has acknowledged his diploma will be issued in that female name, too. 

The student born Sierra Stambaugh has self-identified as Issak Wolfe for several years.

The ACLU contends Wolfe has a right to attend Saturday's Red Lion Area High School prom with a girlfriend and to be on the ballot for prom king, not queen.

Red Lion schools Superintendent Scott Deisley didn't immediately return requests for comment.

The student is in therapy and plans to undergo a physical transition.

The student also wants the district to announce his name as Issak Wolfe and let him wear a boy's cap-and-gown at graduation May 3.

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