NEWSBRIEF: US Supreme Court Puts and End to Bathroom Bill Discrimination

The US Supreme Court declines to hear a case, Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, challenging transgender bathroom rights.

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The US Supreme Court allowed a lower court ruling to stand. The ruling held that Virginia's "bathroom bill" was discriminatory. The case, Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, was brought by the ACLU and then 16 year old boy Gavin Grimm in a rural Virginia court. He's now 22. Grimm was allowed use of a private bathroom at school.

His quote on the ACLU website: “I am glad that my yearslong fight to have my school see me for who I am is over,” he said. “Being forced to use the nurse’s room, a private bathroom and the girls’ room was humiliating for me, and having to go to out-of-the-way bathrooms severely interfered with my education. Trans youth deserve to use the bathroom in peace without being humiliated and stigmatized by their own school boards and elected officials.”

Georgia Public Broadcasting has reaction from GA Transgender Students here.