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School board plans to ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear transgender bathroom case [Washington Post]

Wednesday, June 8, 2016  
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In April the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that transgender student Gavin Grimm could continue his lawsuit against the Gloucester County school board, in which he has argued that a policy banning him from the boys’ bathroom violates his civil rights. In making its ruling, the court deferred to the Obama administration’s position that such bathroom restrictions are a violation of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in public schools.


However, this Tuesday the school board filed a petition asking the federal appeals court to put the judgment in Grimm’s case on hold while its attorneys prepare a writ of certiorari, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. The appeals court granted the request.


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