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Court Victory For Transgender Students

By Charlotte Robinson, August 26, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that it is unconstitutional for schools to discriminate against transgender students. The ruling in Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board finds that transgender students are within their rights to access facilities that correspond with their gender & to have their gender recognized in official documents. The ruling also finds that anti-trans discrimination is sex discrimination, which aligns with the recent Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National stated, “Hundreds of thousands of PFLAG families across the country celebrate Gavin Grimm’s win in court. Together with his legal team at the ACLU, he demonstrated that a transgender person is a person, that their gender is real & that anti-trans discrimination unconstitutionally prevents a transgender student from participating fully in their education. Members of PFLAG MetroDC & PFLAG chapters throughout Virginia have testified, rallied & met with school leaders in support of transgender students like Gavin. In Virginia & across the country, PFLAGers celebrate this legal win for transgender students & their families.” PFLAG National is the first & largest organization for LGBTQ people, their parents & families & allies. With over 400 chapters & 200,000 members & supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities & rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated & all people are respected, valued & affirmed.
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