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Justices Decline To Hear Case On Transgender Bathroom Ban


The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear a case on the rights of transgender students. A Virginia school board had asked the Court to reinstate its policy barring a transgender boy from using the boys’ bathroom. In a 2-1 decision last August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the school board had practiced sex-based discrimination and violated the 14th Amendment by barring the transgender student from using the bathroom that aligned with his gender identity. His high school offered a single-stall restroom as an alternative. As is its custom, the Court did not say why it was rejecting the appeal. The Court’s decision not to accept the case Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board does not establish a national precedent nor does it signal agreement with the lower court.