4th Circuit Court of Appeals Supports Trans Student
Recently the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with transgender student, Gavin Grimm, in a case concerning his right to use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity. This decision could have a huge impact on trans folks in the 4th circuit, and across the Country. The 4th Circuit court deferred to the US Department of Education, who said that requiring students to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex is a violation of Title IX, and could result in loss of federal funding.
In the 2-1 decision the 4th Circuit ordered the lower court in Virginia to rehear the case stating that the Gloucester County School Board’s decision to force Grimm to use the women’s bathroom at school is sex based discrimination in violation of Title IX.
The 4th Circuit Court is the highest court to weigh in on the debate over trans folks deserving the dignity to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. This decision could have reaching effects on the trans community in the 4th Circuit and beyond.
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