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Transgender bathroom policy – Gloucester board takes no action following Tuesday’s hearing

The Gloucester County School Board took no action Tuesday following a public hearing on a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their asserted gender identity if they meet certain criteria.

The criteria include the student having appropriate medical documentation, consistent assertion of the student’s gender identity for six months or more, and that the student has undergone a health care provider’s recommended treatment for at least six months. 

The new policy would replace the one adopted by the board in 2014 that limited male and female restroom use to corresponding biological genders. That policy further states that students with gender identity issues will be provided with an alternate facility. 

A transgender Gloucester High School student, Gavin Grimm, with the support of the ACLU, sued the board over the 2014 policy the following year, claiming it violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment...

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