Va. School Board Takes Transgender Bathroom Case to High Court

School board says transgender teen using boys' bathroom in fall would cause 'irreparable harm'

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys' bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.

In an emergency appeal filed Wednesday, The Gloucester County School Board urged Chief Justice John Roberts to prevent Gavin Grimm from using the restroom that matches his gender identity when he returns to school in September.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals sided in April with Grimm, who argued the board violated federal education discrimination laws by forbidding him from using the boys' bathroom. The case was sent back to the district court for further consideration. The district court issued an order that the school must allow Grimm to use the boys bathroom while the court considers the case.

The school board said it will suffer "irreparable harm" if Grimm is allowed to use the boys' restroom this fall.

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