Friday, October 28, 2016

Supreme Court Grants Review In Transgender School Bathroom Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., (Docket No. 16-273, cert. granted 10/28/2016) (Order List). The grant of review was limited to Questions 2 and 3 in the Petition for Certiorari.  In the case, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Virginia school board's policy barring a transgender boy (who had not undergone sex-reassignment surgery) from using the boy's rest rooms at his school violates Title IX's ban on discrimination on the basis of sex. (See prior posting.)