August 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm EST | by Staff reports
John Roberts won’t extend Grimm case deadline
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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has refused to extend the deadline for a Virginia school district to appeal a ruling in favor of a transgender student. (Photo public domain)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Aug. 16 refused to extend the deadline for a Virginia school district to formally appeal a ruling in favor of a transgender student who is challenging its controversial bathroom policy.

The Huffington Post reported that Roberts denied the request without comment.

The Gloucester County School Board announced in June that it would appeal the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in favor of Gavin Grimm, who filed a federal lawsuit against the policy that prohibits him from using the boys restroom or locker room because they are not consistent with his “biological gender.”

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month issued a stay on a 4th Circuit ruling that would have allowed Grimm to use the boys restroom until it decides whether to accept the case.

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