WASHINGTON — Today, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision to deny certiorari for Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, a case regarding discriminatory bathroom usage policies by schools against transgender students. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Gavin Grimm against the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia for a policy that excluded him from using the restroom that aligned with his gender identity, under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the Virginia district court’s ruling that Gloucester County School Board's restroom policy violated Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause by discriminating against Grimm when the school prohibited him from using the restroom consistent with his gender identity. The case was appealed by the school district to the Supreme Court.
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement:
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