Apple, IBM, Microsoft back Gavin Grimm at Supreme Court

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)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple, IBM and Microsoft are among 53 companies urging the Supreme Court to rule that a transgender teenager has the right to use the boys’ bathroom at his Virginia high school.

The businesses signed onto a brief filed Thursday in high school senior Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit against the Gloucester County school board.

Gavin Grimm is fighting the Gloucester County School Board for the right to use the bathroom that matches his chosen gender.

Airbnb, eBay, PayPal, Tumblr and Williams-Sonoma also are part of the brief that argues that “transgender individuals deserve the same treatment and protections” as everyone else.

The case is scheduled to be argued on March 28, but the school board is seeking a delay.

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