Transgender teen sues school
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.