U.S. top court throws out ruling favoring transgender student
by Lawrence Hurley at Reuters:
“The move was the latest legal fallout from Trump’s extensive use of executive power in the opening weeks of his presidency and was at least a temporary setback for transgender rights.
The action came after Trump’s administration retracted a directive by former President Barack Obama’s administration telling public schools nationwide to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Grimm, 17, was born a girl and identifies as male. Grimm, due to graduate from high school in June, sued the Gloucester County School Board to win the right to use the public school’s boys’ bathroom. Grimm argued the school’s refusal violated a federal anti-discrimination law called Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.
The justices sidestepped what would have been the Supreme Court’s first ruling on the issue of transgender rights and canceled arguments that had been scheduled for March 28…..” Please read on: