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School board asks SCOTUS to weigh in on Grimm case

The Gloucester County School Board is again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its civil case with former Gloucester High School student Gavin Grimm.

Grimm, a transgender student who has since graduated from GHS, sued the school division in 2015 after being denied access to the boys’ restrooms. Grimm was initially allowed to use the boys’ restrooms, but parents and other county residents voiced their opposition to the school board.

In response, the board passed a policy limiting restroom and locker room use to corresponding biological genders and said it would provide alternative facilities for transgender students. This led to the installation of some single-stall restrooms at GHS.

In June 2015, the ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia sued the board on Grimm’s behalf, claiming its policy violated Grimm’s rights under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.Grimm lost at the district court level but won when the U.S. Court ...

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