Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Transgender Student’s Rights Case Goes to Supreme Court

by Hayley Miller July 15, 2016

Yesterday, Virginia’s Gloucester County School District filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to stop transgender student Gavin Grimm from using the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity.

“Chief Justice Roberts can act on the school board's request alone or ask the full court to consider it,” CBS News reported. “If he chooses the latter, the school board must convince five justices to be successful.”

Grimm’s discrimination claim against the Gloucester County School District alleged the district violated Title IX by denying him use of the boy’s restroom. In April, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 decision to instruct the federal district court to give deference to​ the Department of Education’s interpretation of Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 as protecting transgender students like Grimm from discrimination. Following th​at​ ruling, the Virginia school board appealed for a rehearing ​by the entire 15-judge panel.​  In May, the full panel refused to rehear the case.​

In June, a federal court ordered the Gloucester County School Board to allow Grimm full access to the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity, consistent with the ruling from the Fourth Circuit. “After nearly two years of humiliation and intense struggle, equality has finally prevailed,” Grimm told ABC News.

Should SCOTUS decide not to take the case, Grimm and all other transgender students in the Fourth Circuit (Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) will be able to access bathrooms consistent with their gender identity in schools that accept federal funds.

Hayley Miller
Hayley Miller


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Think

Russian Embassy Taunts Westerners As ‘Gay Pigs’

by matt baume October 24, 2016

If Russia is in decline, why worry? Maybe, real worry is West's decline and that we manage things better? — Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) October 22, 2016 Just in case you were wondering what kind of company Donald Trump keeps, his friends at the Russian embassy in London just tweeted a hilarious cartoon of gay pigs in [...]

Continue Reading →

Log Cabin Republicans Call Trump “Most Pro-LGBT Nominee In GOP History” In Non-Endorsement

by matt baume October 24, 2016

Has there ever been a more embarrassing time to be a queer Republican? Look at what the humiliated Log Cabin Republicans have been reduced to: withholding their endorsement from Trump, despite him being what they call “perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party.” The sad truth is that they are probably [...]

Continue Reading →

Dead Or Alive’s Iconic Lead Singer Pete Burns Has Died

by Derek de Koff October 24, 2016

Pete Burns, the iconic lead singer of Dead or Alive, has died. Related: Gaga Ruined Madonna’s Career Just Like Plastic Surgery Ruined Pete Burns’ Face On Sunday, the 57-year-old artist behind such ’80s hits as “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” and “Brand New Lover suffered “massive cardiac arrest,” according to The Sun. Related: Out There: [...]

Continue Reading →