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Virginia Schools Offer Support in Trans Student's Bathroom Lawsuit 

Virginia Schools Offer Support in Trans Student's Bathroom Lawsuit

Virginia Schools Offer Support in Trans Student's Bathroom Lawsuit

It's been a long battle.

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Four years ago, then-high school sophomore Gavin Grimm began a legal journey to get his high school to let transgender students use the correct bathrooms.

Today, the lawsuit continues, but four school systems in his home state of Virginia have thrown their support behind him, according to The Washington Post.

School boards in Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Arlington issued a statement explaining that they believe Grimm, and all other transgender students, should be able to use the bathroom that corresponds with their correct gender identity because it creates a safer and more accepting environment.

They also pointed out the inaccuracy of the commonly claimed fears about trans people being able to use the right bathrooms.

“Male students, teachers, and parents have not used the policy as a ruse to improperly access female restrooms. Sex offenders have not exploited the policy to prey on children,” the statement read. “Those fears have proved entirely unfounded.”

Grimm’s lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board went all the way to the Supreme Court until Trump rescinded an Obama-era rule allowing for students to use the bathroom that fit their gender identity.

Now, the case is scheduled to be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia later this summer.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.