Charleston Legal Blog

Equality and Transgender Rights in WV Schools

A study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law in 2017 found that West Virginia (WV) has the highest percentage of teens ages 13 to 17 who identify as transgender in the United States. These students are entitled to the same rights, civil liberties, and...

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Civil Rights and Discrimination in WV Schools

Public schools and other educational institutions in West Virginia (WV) and elsewhere have obligations to protect students’ civil rights, including providing a safe educational environment that is free from discrimination. When problems related to civil rights and...

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Do You Have a Right Not to Wear a Mask in WV?

If 2020 was the year for contesting social distancing mandates, 2021 became the year for contesting both vaccine and mask mandates. Americans get very sensitive when it comes to their rights, and the mask mandates of 2021 have had many Americans wondering what...

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