Medical and educational authorities all agree that transgender young people must be allowed to belong, learn, grow, and succeed as their authentic selves, just like any other child. — Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO of GLADD, a leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group
Medical and educational authorities all agree that transgender young people must be allowed to belong, learn, grow, and succeed as their authentic selves, just like any other child. — Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO of GLADD, a leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group
Supreme Court refuses to hear transgender bathroom case, a victory for LGBT rights and student Gavin Grimm
  • The Supreme Court handed the LGBT rights movement a victory, declining to hear an appeal that challenged the rights of transgender students to use the gender bathroom of their choosing.
  • The high court said it would not take a case involving Gavin Grimm and the school board of Gloucester County, Virginia, which had challenged his use of boys bathrooms.
  • Two of the Supreme Court’s more conservative justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case, according to the order.
"This is a victory for transgender students, who simply want to be themselves without worrying about being rejected or refused access to basic dignities," said Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO GLADD, a leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group.

"Medical and educational authorities all agree that transgender young people must be allowed to belong, learn, grow, and succeed as their authentic selves, just like any other child," Ellis said. "Our schools and our society are safer and offer more opportunity for all when all are welcome. Our country and community are stronger thanks to Gavin Grimm's courage and his fight for all kids to be included, valued and protected."


The ruling in Grimm's favor comes a year after the Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights law bars employers from discriminating against people because of how they identify their gender.
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