The Supreme Court has rejected a Virginia school board’s appeal to reinstate its transgender bathroom ban. Two justices dissented, but the court decided not to hear the case. That leaves in place lower court rulings that found the policy unconstitutional.https://t.co/BIPA1WQDxx— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2021
I’d feel much safer sharing a bathroom with a transgender human being than with a Trump supporter.— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) June 28, 2021
BREAKING: The Supreme Court is not challenging Gavin Grimm’s victory in lower courts, in his lawsuit over the right to use the restroom in his school.— ACLU (@ACLU) June 28, 2021
This is the third time in recent years that SCOTUS has allowed appeals court decisions in support of trans students to remain.
A win for Gavin Grimm, the transgender student who challenged his school board's bathroom policies — SCOTUS declined to take up Grimm's win in the lower court. Thomas and Alito would have heard the case. https://t.co/lY6HkPj05R pic.twitter.com/SLQ8FXftB5— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 28, 2021
Gavin Grimm, the trans student who sued over school bathroom usage, on the Supreme Court's decision: "This victory is important and wonderful and will not go underappreciated, by me at least." @MSNBC— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 28, 2021
The SCOTUS won’t hear a transgender school bathroom case.— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) June 28, 2021
What’s that mean?
It means that a ruling by a lower court will stand — a ruling which decided students in this case could use the bathroom of the gender they identify with, not the one they were assigned at birth. https://t.co/ptH9jAjP7n
A win for Gavin Grimm: The Supreme Court declined to take up whether schools must allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identities, leaving a victory for Gavin Grimm intact.https://t.co/KqauregiaU— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 28, 2021
Last summer, the 4th Circuit ruled for Gavin Grimm. Judge Henry Floyd wrote at the time: "The proudest moments of the federal judiciary have been when we affirm the burgeoning values of our bright youth, rather than preserve the prejudices of the past" https://t.co/3sLkW0m25I— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 28, 2021
What this means: In the 4th Circuit (Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia), there is strong precedent that schools cannot prohibit students from using the bathroom that matches gender identity. No SCOTUS means no nationwide ruling on this for now.— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 28, 2021
BREAKING: Conservatives tried to force this boy to use the girls' bathroom.— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) June 28, 2021
Today, the Supreme Court left in place a decision allowing transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponded to their gender identity.#LGBTQ #pride #StraightNotNarrowhttps://t.co/sucF4YdRWU pic.twitter.com/T7JH6PrqsY