The 4th Court of Appeals refused a petition by the Glouster School Board to rehear the case against former high school student Gavin Grimm. The three-member court appeals denied a request by the Virginia School Board to advance the case to the full circuit. The 4th Circuit Court had just last month ruled that making Galvin, a trans man use the women’s bathroom, was in violation of his Constitutional rights.
Gavin Grim has been fighting for the right to use the bathroom which obviously corresponds with his gender for five years. Planet Trans began following Gavin Grimm when in 2015 the Glouster School Board first infringed on his constitutional rights by requiring him to use the girls’s room or the Nurse’s bathroom.
The New Your Times reported on September 8, 2020, that The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in a 2-to-1, found in favor of Mr. Grimm in his five-year-long battle with the Gloucester County School Board, a case that [had] become a flashpoint in the battle over the rights of LGBTQ students. The appeals court previously had backed Mr. Grimm, but the Supreme Court sent the case back to lower courts after the Trump administration in its first months in office rescinded Title IX protections for transgender students.
Trans Man’s Life Interrupted.
Galvin Grimm only wanted to attend school, graduate and live a normal life. But his life was interrupted by a group of transphobic parents who fought and lost all of the ways to the Supreme Court and back.
To this, we say good job, Gavin Grim. You stepped forward and brilliantly fought and won. Congratulations.