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Supreme Court to hear Grimm case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review a lower court’s finding in the lawsuit brought by a transgender Gloucester High School student against the Gloucester County School Board.

GHS senior Gavin Grimm was born a female but identifies as a male. Represented by the ACLU, Grimm filed a federal lawsuit against the board alleging its policy restricting restroom use to corresponding biological sex is discriminatory. The policy also calls for the provision of alternatives for transgender students. 

A federal district court judge found that the policy did not violate Title IX, but that finding was overturned by the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court panel in April. The board then unsuccessfully sought an en banc hearing by the appeals court. 

In June, the school board said it would ask the Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit’s finding. Later that month, a district court judge granted an injunction that would allow Grimm to use the boys’ rest...

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