Gloucester County School Board asks Supreme Court to consider injunction in transgender bathroom case

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 16:42:43-04

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. – The Gloucester County School Board has asked the Supreme Court to consider an injunction to prevent a transgender student from using the boys’ bathroom while his case is being decided.

This comes after the Fourth Circuit Court of appeals denied their request Tuesday.

The Gloucester County School Board filed a notice of appeal for the court’s decision to require them to let transgender student Gavin Grimm use the boys’ restroom at Gloucester High School.

On June 23, 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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