Trans­gen­der teen sues school

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

A trans­gen­der teenager in Vir­ginia is su­ing school of­fi­cials over a pol­icy re­quir­ing him to use a pri­vate re­stroom.

The Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union filed the law­suit against the Glouces­ter County School Board on be­half of 16-year-old Gavin Grimm in fed­eral court in New­port News. It says school pol­icy stig­ma­tizes Grimm by bar­ring him from re­strooms used by other Glouces­ter High School stu­dents.

The com­plaint says Grimm was born fe­male but has a male gen­der iden­tity. It says of­fi­cials al­lowed him to use the boys’ re­stroom for al­most two months be­fore adopt­ing a pol­icy re­quir­ing trans­gen­der stu­dents to use a pri­vate fa­cil­ity.

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