Bathroom Policy Sent Back to Lower Court

Aug 2, 2017

Today the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals canceled oral arguments and sent back the case involving Gavin Grimm, a girl who wants to “identify” as a boy and use restrooms for boys. The case is G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. The lower court is likely to dismiss the case because Grimm has graduated.

The Court of Appeals had previously scheduled arguments for September in Gavin Grimm's case against the Gloucester County School Board. However, because Grimm recently graduated, this federal lawsuit over a girl’s demand to use the boy's bathroom at her high school is being sent back to a lower court. Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief on behalf of Dr. Judith Reisman and the Center for Child Protection Institute in the case.

Gavin Grimm, the student who brought the lawsuit, is a biological girl who now says she subjectively "identifies" as a “boy.” When Grimm began using the boys’ restroom, parents complained. Then the school board adopted a policy requiring students to use either the restroom that corresponds with their biological gender or a private, single-stall restroom.

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