Transgender teen can use men’s restroom while school board appeals

FILE -- This Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo shows Gavin Grimm on his front porch during an interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A federal judge says a transgender teen should be able to use the men’s restroom at Gloucester County High School, even though the school board is appealing his discrimination lawsuit.

A federal district court ordered the school board on June 23 to allow Gavin Grimm to use the same restrooms as other boys. Grimm, who was born a female and identifies as male, wants to use the boys’ restroom.

The school filed an appeal notice on Tuesday, stating that the court “correctly dismissed (Grimm’s) Title IX claim” in September of 2015.

Even though the school board filed an appeal notice, the judge’s ruling means Grimm will still be allowed to use the men’s bathroom.

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