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Supreme Court deals blow to student at center of transgender rights case

By WITW Staff on March 6, 2017

For transgender public high school students across the country, the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday not to rule on a high profile trans-rights case will place them in a state of “limbo” for another one to two years, according to lawyer Joshua Block, who is representing student-turned trans-activist Gavin Grimm. Lawyers for both the Gloucester County School Board and Grimm have pushed the court to move forward with the case — which would clarify whether federal law or state law covers gender identity discrimination in public schools — despite President Trump’s decision last month to rescind the Obama-era policy barring public schools from preventing transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice.

With transgender guidance removed from the books, the high court had requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to review the case again and the Supreme Court had scheduled a hearing for March 28. Despite the fact that the case is shaping up to become one of the biggest cases of the court’s term, it will now no longer go ahead with the hearing on the proposed date. Block has however described the court’s stalling as a “detour” rather than the end of the road for the case, which he predicted will eventually reach the Supreme Court once again.

Read the full story at the The Huffington Post.


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