Supreme Court Tells Lower Court to Reconsider Transgender Bathroom Case in Light of Trump Move

Supreme Court Tells Lower Court to Reconsider Transgender Bathroom Case in Light of Trump Move

Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal - 6 Mar 2017

"WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday canceled March arguments over a transgender student’s bathroom access, the latest aftershock of Trump administration moves to undo the legal and policy legacy of former President Barack Obama.

The court’s one-sentence order directed a federal appeals panel to reconsider its ruling from last year requiring a Virginia school board to let Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy, use the boys’ bathroom. The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Va., had based its decision on legal guidance from the Education Department under Mr. Obama, which advised that federal antidiscrimination law entitled transgender students to use facilities corresponding to their gender identity."

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