While the country was being diverted by the recent vague FBI claims against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton emails the highest court in the USA has decided to listen to arguments in about the rights of our transgender students using the bathroom of their nonconforming gender. The United States Supreme Court has decided to consider the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy from Virginia, who wanted to use the restroom at his school that aligned with his gender identity. A lower court ruled in his favor but the ruling was stayed by the Supreme Court for further consideration. Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Justice Project Director at The National LGBTQ Task Force stated, “We are pleased that Gavin’s case will now be considered by the Supreme Court. In taking the case, the Court is making history as it’s the first time it has considered transgender freedom, justice & equality. Our hope is that it will make history again by affirming that stopping Gavin & other transgender children from using the restroom that matches their gender identities is sex discrimination & therefore illegal under Title IX.” This all falls under the Obama administration asking public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity. School districts across the country are split on how to accommodate transgender students with conflicting guidance from courts, the federal government & in some cases unfortunately state legislatures that have passed laws requiring people to use public restrooms that match the sex on their birth certificates.
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