NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay in the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. A federal district court in Virginia had ordered the board to let a transgender student, Gavin Grimm, use the same restrooms as other boys at his school.
The case was brought by Grimm against his school board for adopting a discriminatory restroom policy that prohibits transgender students from using the same restrooms as their peers.
Joshua Block, senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, had the following reaction:
“We are disappointed that the court has issued a stay and that Gavin will have to begin another school year isolated from his peers and stigmatized by the Gloucester County school board just because he’s a boy who is transgender. We remain hopeful that Gavin will ultimately prevail.”
For more information about this case, visit: https://www.aclu.org/cases/gg-v-gloucester-county-school-board