Monday, February 06, 2017

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

That the hearing for the new Supreme Court Justice is delayed until April.
Supreme Court will hear Gavin Grimm’s landmark transgender rights case in March
LGBTQ Nation
By Erin Rook
February 5, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a groundbreaking transgender rights case this March, according to a schedule released Friday.

After Donald Trump‘s election, there was some question about whether the court would uphold last October’s decision to hear the case of transgender teen Gavin Grimm, who is suing his Virginia high school for the right to use the restroom and locker room that corresponds with his gender.

The justices are scheduled to hear the case on March 28 and Grimm is preparing for the spotlight. Grimm was initially allowed to use the boys’ restroom at his high school, but after receiving complaints, the school board adopted a policy requiring students to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex assigned at birth or be segregated to a single-stall restroom.
If the hearings are delayed and the new justice is not appointed until after the case is heard we have a better chance of a ruling in our favor then if the new justice is on the bench. I think we would still have a chance with the new justice but it could be risky. The whole case hinges on Justice Kennedy, if he rules in our favor either with or without the new justice we win. If Kennedy votes against us before the new justice the lower court ruling stands for that district but if the new judge is on the bench then we lose.

So keep your fingers crossed.

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