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Gavin Grimm's transgender discrimination case heads to federal court of appeals

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Posted at 10:29 AM, May 26, 2020

GLOUCESTER Co., Va. - Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen from Gloucester County, fought a battle for bathroom use with the Gloucester County School Board. That fight started back in 2014.

News 3 first brought you Grimm’s story in November of 2014, when Grimm was a sophomore at Gloucester High School.

Grimm, who was born as female, but identifies as male, sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015 when his school stopped allowing him to use the boy’s restroom.

The Gloucester County School Board previously enforced a policy that required transgender students to use a separate restroom from their peers.

Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board for violating his rights under the Fourteenth Amendment and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

In August, 2019 Grimm won his discrimination case against the Gloucester County School Board. Later in the month, the School Board appealed the federal judge’s decision that its restroom policy discriminated against transgender students.

On Tuesday Grimm posted on social media saying the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing his case again at 9:30 a.m. He added, "My attorney, Josh Block of the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, will present our argument by videoconference before a 3-judge panel."

Anyone interested in watching the live stream can head to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit YouTube channel.

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