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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Major US transgender case remanded after student graduates

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday returned a major transgender rights case to a lower court to determine whether it is still valid because the plaintiff, a student suing his school district, has graduated from high school.
The case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy who was denied use of the boys’ room at his school in Gloucester County, Virginia, had once been set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court and could have been a landmark case on transgender rights.
Grimm argued that the county school board’s policy of assigning restrooms based on students’ sex assigned at birth rather than gender identity was a violation of the right against sex discrimination under Title IX of the education code and the constitutional right to equal protection under the law.
The Supreme Court in March scrapped plans to hear the case and threw out the appeals court’s ruling in favor of Grimm after Dumbass Trump rescinded a policy protecting such youths under federal law.

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