April 28, 2016 at 11:34 am EDT | by Staff reports
Va. seeks review of Grimm decision
Gavin Grimm, Title IX, gay news, Washington Blade, transgender student

Gavin Grimm (Photo courtesy of Gavin Grimm)

GLOUCESTER, Va. — A Virginia school district has asked a federal appeals court to review its ruling in the case of a transgender student who is challenging its restroom policy.

The Associated Press reported the Gloucester County School Board has asked the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review an April 19 decision in favor of Gavin Grimm.

Grimm alleges in a federal lawsuit he filed against the Gloucester County School Board that its policy barring him from using the boys restroom or locker room is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and violates Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972.

The April 19 ruling is the first time that a federal appeals court has ruled on the issue of trans people accessing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

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