A Virginia school board facing a lawsuit over a policy that bans transgender students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that match their preferred gender identity due to bodily privacy concerns of other students asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear its case.
“This case is one of national significance,” the court document reads. “It directly affects every school district and college in this Circuit that receives federal funding and indirectly affects every such district and college in the United States.”
The case, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, centers around a Gloucester County high school student named Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male. After being prohibited from using the boys’ restroom, Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board, arguing the bathroom policy is discriminatory against transgender students.
The school board instead requires Grimm to use “alternative, private” facilities, such as unisex, single-stall restrooms….read more here
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