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Transgender Bathroom Case Moves To Supreme Court

Transgender Bathroom Case Moves To Supreme Court
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By    |   Tuesday, 07 June 2016 04:04 PM

A Virginia case challenging the Obama administration's interpretation of civil rights for transgender people is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

BuzzFeed reports the case stems from a Virginia school policy restricting students to restrooms that reflect their "biological gender."

"Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board over the policy, backed by lawyers from the ACLU, claiming, among other arguments, that the policy violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972," the website says.

"The Obama administration has told school districts repeatedly that Title IX's sex discrimination protections include protections against anti-transgender discrimination. At the appeals court level, the Justice Department weighed in on Grimm's behalf."

The case has wound its way through various courts, but now Virginia school officials are asking the Supreme Court to review the case.

BuzzFeed is reporting it is unclear whether the court will take the case. At the earliest it would not happen until late this year or early 2017.

The move to get the Supreme Court to hear the case came after an appeals court ruled in favor of Grimm, who was born female and wanted to use the boys' restroom at his high school, according to the New York Times.

"I feel so relieved and vindicated by the court's ruling," the Times quoted Grimm as saying following the decision by the appeals court."

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