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U.S. District Court sides with Gavin Grimm

A federal district court judge has ruled in favor of former Gloucester High School student Gavin Grimm and his discrimination suit against the Gloucester County School Board.

Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia granted Grimm’s request for summary judgment Friday, ruling that the school board violated Grimm’s rights under Title IX and the 14th Amendment. 

The court also issued a permanent injunction requiring the board to update Grimm’s official school record to conform to the male designation on his updated birth certificate. In addition, the court awarded Grimm nominal damages of one dollar and ordered the board to pay Grimm’s costs and attorney’s fees.

“It is such a relief to achieve this closure and vindication from the court after four years of fighting not just for myself but for trans youth across America,” Grimm said in a release from the Virginia ACLU. 

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