Gavin Grimm responds to SCOTUS’s decision to scrap transgender bathroom case

Gavin Grimm, ACLU of Virginia Press Conference

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/AP) — The Supreme Court is handing a transgender teen’s case back to a lower court without reaching a decision.

The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right to use the boys’ bathroom in his Gloucester County, Virginia school.

The case had been scheduled for argument in late March. Instead, a lower court in Virginia will be tasked with evaluating the federal law known as title IX and the extent to which it applies to transgender students.

The high court action follows the Trump administration’s recent decision to withdraw a directive issued during Barack Obama’s presidency that advised schools to allow students to use the bathroom of their chosen gender, not biological birth.

The Virginia ACLU will hold a news conference this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Grimm is scheduled to be in attendance.

8News will be there, live streaming the event.

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