SCOTUS won’t hear transgender case
In a blow to transgender rights campaigners, the Supreme Court said this week that it would not hear the case of a transgender teenager who is seeking to use the boys’ bathroom at his Virginia high school. The court a lso wiped off the books a lower court ruling in favor of 17-year-old Gavin Grimm, who sued his school board over a rule requiring students to use restrooms corresponding with their “biological sex.” The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had sided with Grimm, deferring to the Obama administration’s guidance for transgender students in public schools. The Trump administration withdrew that guidance last month, prompting the Supreme Court to send Grimm’s case back to the lower court for further consideration.