Today the Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral argument in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board on March 28. The case is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a Virginia transgender boy named Gavin Grimm. Grimm is challenging a policy in his local school district that singles out transgender students for discrimination and prohibits him from using the boys’ restroom at his school. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Gavin earlier this year.
Matt McTighe, executive director of Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement:
“This is a historic moment for the LGBT community. The Supreme Court has its first opportunity to hear the full story of who transgender Americans are and why their families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers love them. It takes tremendous courage for transgender youth like Gavin to be so vocal in sharing their experiences with the world. All students, including transgender students, should feel safe and respected while in school. Freedom for All Americans looks forward to continuing to work with our legal partners to be sure that the Supreme Court does the right thing and rules on the side of fairness.”
There was nothing remarkable about Gavin Grimm’s first trip to the boys’ bathroom at Gloucester High School. It was a little more than a month into his sophomore year, when the transgender teenager had begun quietly reintroducing himself to the student body as a boy. READ MORE