Federal judge rules Virginia school district's transgender bathroom ban is discriminatory
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A federal judge ruled Friday against a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender former student, Gavin Grimm, from using the men's restroom, according to The Associated Press.

Under the Gloucester County School Board’s policy, Grimm was required to use either the women’s room or a private restroom. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk wrote that there was “no question” the policy discriminated against trans students.


"Under the policy, all students except for transgender students may use restrooms corresponding with their gender identity," she wrote. "Transgender students are singled out, subjected to discriminatory treatment, and excluded from spaces where similarly situated students are permitted to go."

The board will also be required to update the gender on Grimm’s high school transcripts under Allen’s ruling.

Grimm, who graduated in 2017, told the AP the ruling was “beautiful” and that he was prepared to continue fighting the case if the school board appeals.

"My case has given me something of a platform that I intend to use, as long as I have it available to me, for trans education and advocacy," he said.

The Hill has reached out to the Gloucester County School Board for comment.