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Supreme Court decides to hear Gloucester transgender student bathroom case

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 15:46:12-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case of a Gloucester transgender student.

The case, which should be heard this term, marks the first time the Supreme Court has considered the controversial issue playing out across the country, most notably in North Carolina, where the Justice Department has filed a civil rights suit against the state’s so-called bathroom law.

Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015 when his school stopped allowing him to use the boy’s restroom.

On June 23, a Federal District Court in Virginia ordered the Gloucester County School Board to allow Grimm to use the boys’ bathroom but the Supreme Court blocked the court order in August until Friday when they decided to hear the case.

Click here for full coverage on Gavin’s case