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SCOTUS Sends Gavin Grimm’s Case Back to Lower Court

SCOTUS Sends Gavin Grimm’s Case Back to Lower Court

Gavin Grimm
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The 17-year-old's case was vacated by the Supreme Court today.

After taking his fight all the way to the Supreme Court, Gavin Grimm's case regarding transgender students' bathroom rights in public schools is headed back to a lower court.

Today the Supreme Court vacated the lower court's ruling in favor of the Virginia student after Trump's White House rolled back Obama's initiatives that protected trans children. According to The Washington Post, the justices were set to hear the case this month, but have since told the U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider the dispute.

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The 4th Circuit used the federal government's direction when it made its decision to allow transgender students to use the restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Now, when the Court of Appeals rehears the case, it will contemplate whether or not transgender discrimination is covered under the sexual discrimination precedents of Title IX.

The legal teams on both sides of the case asked SCOTUS to proceed with the case, feeling it will ultimately end up back on their desk.

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