Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. (U.S. Supreme Court, 2017)

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Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old transgender boy who attends a public high school in Virginia, sued the school board after it passed a resolution banning him and transgender students generally from using the restrooms that match their gender identity. At issue in the case is whether the school board’s policy is unlawful sex discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments. ADL, joined by ten religious groups, filed an amicus brief arguing that the policy is a violation of Title IX and is an attack on the health, safety, and dignity of transgender students. In response to the arguments set forth by many of the school board’s amici, ADL urged the Court to reject the untenable argument that religious or moral disapproval can justify a policy that discriminates against a class of persons, particularly a class that historically has been the target of prejudice, disapproval, and violence, including within the specific context of public restrooms.