Content Filed Under: Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

News and information regarding transgender student Gavin Grimm, who filed suit against his school district in Virginia for refusing him access to the boys’ restroom.

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What’s at Stake: The Future of the Supreme Court Following Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

By Shane Stahl • July 9, 2018, 2:36 pm A look at how a new Supreme Court nominee could affect cases involving LGBTQ people that come before the high Court.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Governor Signs Protections Into Law, A Major Supreme Court Ruling, Litigation Updates, and New MA Polling

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:27 pm A compilation of weekly news regarding nondiscrimination for the first full week of June, 2018.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Prepares to Celebrate and a Win For Gavin Grimm Among Highlights in Positive Week

By Shane Stahl • May 25, 2018, 1:15 pm A key victory for Gavin Grimm and momentum forward in Michigan's new interpretation of sex discrimination laws lead a week of good news for the nondiscrimination movement for the week of May 20.
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Blockbuster Week for Transgender Students: Big Developments in Cases Involving Dignity & Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2018, 12:13 pm This week wraps up one of the busiest weeks of litigation ever in the ongoing fight in the courts to secure LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections – and increase understanding among more Americans on what it means to be transgender.
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VICTORY IN COURT: Federal Judge Sides with Gavin Grimm in Case of Anti-Transgender Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • May 23, 2018, 11:14 am A ruling on May 22 from a district court in Virginia found that Gavin Grimm, a transgender male student formerly of Gloucester School District, had good standing to pursue his discrimination case after being banned from using the boys' restroom in his school.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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4th Circuit Judge Pens Powerful Tribute to Gavin Grimm, Young Hero in Transgender Equality Movement

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 4:19 pm Judge Davis today penned a moving tribute to Gavin Grimm and contextualized his role in the fight for equal treatment for all Americans.

Following Supreme Court Delay, Transgender Faith Leader in North Carolina Pushes Toward Continued Discussion

March 24, 2017, 5:12 pm Rev. Slack can't help but draw comparisons between the Gavin Grimm case and HB2 in North Carolina. In both instances, attempts are being made to shut transgender people out of the public sphere, erase their experiences, and deny them basic access to spaces, the usage of which so many take for granted.
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Despite Immense Support for Transgender Equality, Supreme Court Sends Landmark Case Back to Lower Court

By Adam Polaski • March 6, 2017, 10:38 am This morning the United States Supreme Court issued an order to vacate and remand the lower court’s opinion in the case of Gavin Grimm, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.
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SCHEDULED: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Argument in Transgender Equality Case March 28

By Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017, 1:44 pm Today the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled its oral argument for the case of a Virginia transgender teenager, Gavin Grimm, who is challenging a policy in his local school district that singles out transgender students for discrimination. The Court will hear argument in the case on March 28, 2017.
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10 Ways Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Was Spotlighted in 2016

By Adam Polaski • December 27, 2016, 1:20 am As 2016 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, Freedom for All Americans reflects on the biggest LGBT stories in 2016.
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Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review in Case of Transgender Student

By Adam Polaski • October 28, 2016, 3:34 pm The United States Supreme Court today announced it would hear arguments in the case of a Virginia transgender teenager, Gavin Grimm, who is challenging a policy in his local school district that singles out transgender students for discrimination.
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U.S. Supreme Court Caves to Virginia School Board’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Discriminate Against Transgender Student

By Megan Clayton • August 3, 2016, 4:54 pm Today the United States Supreme Court granted a Virginia school board’s request to put on hold an appellate court ruling that effectively bars the school from discriminating against transgender students.
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Federal Court Orders Virginia School Board to Allow Transgender Boy to Use Boy’s Restroom

By Adam Polaski • June 23, 2016, 4:41 pm Today, a federal district court ruled that a transgender boy must be permitted to use the boy's restroom, just like all other boys at his school.
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Important Victory: 4th Circuit Rules in Favor of Transgender Student’s Right to Use the Restroom

By Adam Polaski • April 19, 2016, 2:18 pm Today, April 19, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled in favor of a transgender high school student, who has been prohibited from using the boy’s bathroom – despite his male gender identity – by his school board.