Sunday, January 08, 2017

This Month And The Supreme Court

This month the Supreme Court will hear the Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board case. The case challenges the Department of Education’s interpretation of Title IX coverage of gender identity under sex discrimination.
Supreme Court Takes Up Transgender Restroom Policy
University of Pennsylvania Law School REG Blog
By Justin S. Daniel
December 15, 2016

For most high school students, using the restroom is not a matter of national importance—but in the case of Gavin Grimm, the U.S. Supreme Court will be weighing in.

Grimm—the transgender high school student at the center of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board—is challenging the bathroom policy of the local Virginia school board that is preventing him from using the boys’ restroom.

Although he was assigned female at birth, Grimm identifies as male, has undergone hormone therapy, and legally changed his name—but he has not had surgery for sex reassignment. Grimm’s school initially allowed him access to the boys’ restroom but later changed its policy after receiving complaints from parents of other students. The school also made modifications to the existing male and female bathrooms and built “single-stall unisex restrooms available to all students,” but Grimm argued that those facilities made him feel “stigmatized” and “different.”
So sometime this month the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case, will it be after Trump inauguration and his appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is uncertain. But one of two outcomes will happen; the court will find that Title IX does cover gender identity or that it doesn’t.

But my guess and it is only a guess is that we will win… However, we will also lose because I think that if we win the Republican controlled Congress will pass a law saying that it does not cover us.

Will Trump sign it is anybody’s guess

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