Gloucester transgender student can use boys’ bathroom, says court

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 16:46:33-04

GLOUCESTER, Va. – Gavin Grimm, who has been fighting to use the boys’ bathroom got some good news Thursday.

A Federal District Court in Virginia ordered the Gloucester County School Board to allow Grimm to use the boys’ bathroom saying:

“Based on the evidence submitted through declarations previously proffered for the purpose of the hearing on the Preliminary Injunction, this Court, pursuant to Title IX, hereby ORDERS that Gloucester County School Board permit the plaintiff, G.G., to use the boys’ restroom at Gloucester High School until further order of this Court.”

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia brought the case in June 2015 seeking a preliminary injunction so that Gavin may use the boys’ restroom when school resumed for his junior year.

In September, U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar ruled against Gavin by dismissing his Title IX claim but allowed his case, under the Equal Protection claim, to proceed.

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