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Supreme Court lets stand lower ruling that says schools can’t have gender-specific bathrooms

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that ruled against a school district that provided gender-specific bathrooms and prevented transgender youth from using the bathroom of their choice.

The win is theoretical, since the person who filed the case was a sophomore at Glouster County High School when he filed the lawsuit against the school board in 2015. He had changed his gender identity three years earlier, when he was 12.

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Gavin Grimm, now 22, was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. He said in a statement through the ACLU, “Being forced to use the nurse’s room, a private bathroom, and the girls’ room was humiliating for me, and having to go to out-of-the-way bathrooms severely interfered with my education. Trans youth deserve to use the bathroom in peace without being humiliated and stigmatized by their own school boards and elected officials.”

When the Supreme Court declines to hear a case, it doesn’t set a precedent, but with the Fourth Circuit opinion standing, public schools in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be required to accommodate transgender youth in the bathrooms of their choice.

Grimm, who filed the suit in 2015, has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. He was issued a replacement birth certificate by the state of Virginia, with his preferred gender as male and he has undergone major surgeries, including a double mastectomy.

Grimm is now a transgender activist and professional speaker represented by a talent agency. He can be booked for live or virtual speaking engagements for between $5,000 and $10,000, and now lives in Berkeley, Calif.

Read: Transgender indoctrination of young taking place at Alaska Native Heritage Center

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. Wonder if their ruling applies to the SCOTUS bathrooms or does it only apply to the peasants restrooms?

  2. Transgenders are mentally ill. You are the gender that your chromosomes define you to be and everything else is, literally, in your head. This decision by SCOTUS is no surprise though as they lost credibility a long time ago.

  3. ‘Trans kids’ need serious therapy and help not opportunistic lawyers and judges. This poor woman is wallowing in her darkness and the charade will not last forever as what has been done to her will have serious health ramifications as she ages. Chromosomes cannot be changed no matter how much one has their body disfigured and maimed, or how many drugs one takes. Heart wrenching.

  4. Apparently Suzanne round-filed my comment for this thread. Just as well. I was being an obnoxious jerk.

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