In 2016, Nikki Shah-Brar told his parents he identified as a girl: “I’m a girl. I want to be called a girl,” he reportedly told them. Priya Shah and Jaspret Brar capitulated to their child’s gender confusion and informed Heritage Oak Private Education that their son would enter third grade as a girl. After the private school allegedly provided “roadblocks” to Nikki’s transition, the family decided to sue.
Administrators told Brar and Shah that they would treat the little boy as a boy, says the suit.
“They said that we could grow her hair out,” Brar told BuzzFeed News. “But they said no girls bathroom, no female pronouns, no girls name, and no girls uniform.”
The school, in a statement to BuzzFeed, said they tried to work with the parents, offering a private bathroom for Nikki, for instance.
The suit claims that Heritage Oak Private Education “illegally discriminated against the girl on the basis of gender identity in a business, engaged in fraudulent business practices, and intentionally inflicted emotional harm,” notes BuzzFeed.