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Virginia school board continues to defend transgender bathroom policy

The board is requesting a full hearing at the appeals court

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GLOUCESTER, Va. – A school board in Virginia will continue to defend its transgender bathroom ban in federal court.

The Daily Press reported Thursday that the Gloucester School Board has asked a full federal appeals court to review the long-running lawsuit filed by former student Gavin Grimm.

The school board’s policy required Grimm to use restrooms that corresponded with his biological sex, which is female, or use private bathrooms.

A three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the school board last month.

The board is now requesting a full hearing at the appeals court.

Such hearings are rarely granted. That could mean that the next stop for the case is the U.S. Supreme Court.


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