Johnstown pupil born female seeks to be homecoming king
JOHNSTOWN — A western Pennsylvania school board is reviewing a request by a biologically female student who wants to appear on the ballot for homecoming king.
The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports the student, Kasey Caron, was “disappointed” that the Richland School Board did not immediately rule on the request Monday night, saying, “I thought they were going to have a change of heart. I am still hoping for one.”
Caron was denied a spot on the ballot after a driver's license listed the student's gender as female, though Caron says that has been changed to “male.”
But school board Solicitor Timothy Leventry says the state's legal standard is higher and says there's no doubt that Caron is legally female. Leventry says a physician must certify any sex change and a person's birth certificate must be changed in Pennsylvania.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rockies’ 7-run 7th-inning dooms Pirates in 8-1 loss
- Roundup: Citizens bank parent says 6-month profit doubles; Former Heinz CEO leaving EDMC board; more
- Rossi: Roethlisberger staging big comeback
- Steelers notebook: Mitchell to miss beginning of training camp
- Car dealers find silver lining in cloud of vehicle recalls
- Steelers won’t negotiate Roethlisberger extension until after season
- After year off, Steelers’ Pouncey ‘ready to go’
- Urban new leader at Jefferson
- Belle Vernon man faces drug charges
- Export-Import Bank in dispute in Congress
- Engine that quits a mystery