Supreme Court takes no action on Gavin Grimm case review

Gavin Grimm
This Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015 photo shows Gavin Grimm as he gestures during an interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. Grimm is a transgender student whose demand to use the boys' restrooms has divided the community and prompted a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — The United States Supreme Court on Monday appeared to take no action on whether or not it would review the case of a transgender teenager from Gloucester who has been fighting for the right to use the bathroom of his choosing.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a brief with the Supreme Court in September asking justices not to review a recent ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Gavin Grimm.

Grimm, who was born a female and identifies as male, has been barred from using the restroom that matches his gender identity at Gloucester High School by the school board.

The appeals court’s ruling said the board’s policy violates Title IX, which is a statute that protects people from discrimination based on sex. The board asked the high court in August to review this ruling.

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