Supreme Court Sends Gavin Grimm Case Back Down to Appeals Court
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court today announced that it is sending Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered in light of the Departments of Justice and Education rescinding a Title IX Guidance clarifying protections for transgender students.
The remand means that the Supreme Court will no longer be hearing arguments in the landmark transgender rights case on March 28th as originally scheduled.
The Fourth Circuit of Appeals originally ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm in his case challenging the Gloucester County School Board’s decision to force him to use a separate, single-stall restroom that no other student is required to use.
Joshua Block, senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s LGBT Project and lead counsel for Gavin Grimm, had the following reaction:
“Nothing about today's action changes the meaning of the law. Title IX and the Constitution protect Gavin and other transgender students from discrimination. While we’re disappointed that the Supreme Court will not be hearing Gavin’s case this term, the overwhelming level of support shown for Gavin and trans students by people across the country throughout this process shows that the American people have already moved in the right direction and that the rights of trans people cannot be ignored. This is a detour, not the end of the road, and we’ll continue to fight for Gavin and other transgender people to ensure that they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”
For more information about this case, visit: https://www.aclu.org/cases/gg-v-gloucester-county-school-board
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