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Gloucester School Board petitions Chief Justice Roberts

The Gloucester County School Board has requested that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts stay a preliminary injunction that would allow a transgender student to use the boys’ restrooms at Gloucester High School this fall. 

The board made similar requests of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the federal district court that issued the injunction, but the requests were denied. Roberts oversees the Fourth Circuit for the high court.

Last year, GHS student Gavin Grimm sued the board, claiming its policy restricting restroom use to corresponding biological genders is discriminatory under Title IX and the 14th Amendment. 

Grimm, represented in the suit by the ACLU, also sought a preliminary injunction that would allow him to use the boys’ restroom until the full case is decided. Grimm was born female but identifies as a male.

A federal court judge initially ruled that the school board’s policy, which also requires alternative, private facilitie...

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