Sunday, August 11, 2019

Court Rejects School's Transgender Bathroom Restrictions

In Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, (ED VA, Aug. 9, 2019). a Virginia federal district court held that a school system violated Title IX and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment when it prevented a transgender male student from using rest rooms that correspond with his gender identity. The court rejected the school's argument that its policy is substantially related to protection of student privacy.  The court also issued a permanent injunction requiring the school to update the student's school records to reflect the male gender listed on the student's updated birth certificate. Washington Post reports on the decision.