You all probably knew that the Virginia school board would apply the Appeals Court’s decision.
Virginia School Board to Appeal Transgender Bathroom RulingSo now if the court approves to hear the case we know that at least two of the judges agree with the U.S. Department of Education’s ruling on Title IX and we only need two other judges who think the same thing. From what I could find of the fifteen judges six judges were appointed by either President Reagan or Presidents G W Bush or G H Bush and nine judges were appointed by either Presidents Clinton or Obama. I believe that the judges are selected by a lottery of available judges.
By Pete Williams
April 22, 2016
The Gloucester County, Virginia School Board says it will appeal this week's ruling which said the board violated federal law when it barred schools from allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
The decision was a victory for a high school student, Gavin Grimm, who challenged the policy. Grimm, was born female but identifies as male, underwent hormone therapy, and legally changed his name.
The ruling came from a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, finding that the board violated Title IX, the provision of federal law that bars sex discrimination. The board says it will appeal to the full appeals court.
"The Board understands that the claims were sent back to the district court for further consideration and that no injunction was granted by the court. After considering the opinions of the 4th Circuit panel, it is the school boards' unanimous decision to file a petition for an en banc hearing with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals," read a board issued statement.