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October 28, 2016

Supreme Court To Hear Key Dispute Over Transgender Rights In America

A short-handed Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the case of a transgender student from Virginia who has been caught in a years-long battle over bathroom access at his local high school, where he is forbidden from using the boys’ restroom.

The 17-year-old, Gavin Grimm, now stands to become the face of the so-called transgender bathroom wars, which have been raging in several courtrooms across the country as more states and localities are seeking clarity on whether existing federal civil rights law requires them to accommodate trans students.

The court added the case to its docket on Friday and is expected to hold oral arguments in the coming months, with a decision expected by next June.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Source: Queer Voices

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