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Gloucester board seeks dismissal of Grimm suit

The Gloucester County School Board asked a federal district court Friday to dismiss an amended complaint filed by former Gloucester High School student Gavin Grimm.

Grimm, represented by the ACLU, filed a federal lawsuit against the board in 2015 alleging that its restroom policy, which restricts the use of restrooms and locker rooms to corresponding biological genders, discriminated against him in violation of the Equal Protection Clause and Title IX.

Grimm was born a female but identifies as male. When the board passed its restroom policy, it also provided for alternative facilities for students with identity issues. Subsequently, single-stall unisex restrooms were constructed at GHS for student use.

As part of the original suit, Grimm requested a preliminary injunction that would allow him to use the boys’ restrooms until the lawsuit was decided. Both the school board and Grimm agreed to drop the preliminary injunction matter in August of this year following Grimm’s g...

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