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Morning Read: Transgender student in Virginia cannot use boys’ restroom under Supreme Court emergency order

Sarah Favot | August 4, 2016



Supreme Court grants emergency order to block transgender male student in Virginia from using boys’ restroom

The Supreme Court intervened for the first time Wednesday in the controversy over transgender rights and blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed a transgender boy to use the high school restroom that fits his “gender identity.” In an unusual 5-3 order, the justices granted an emergency appeal from a Virginia school board, which said it is fighting to “protect the basic expectations of bodily privacy of Gloucester County students.” The school board was seeking to be exempted from the Obama administration’s position that schools nationwide are required to allow transgender students to use the bathroom they prefer.  By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times

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