August 3, 2016

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

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