The case concerns the scope of Title IX which prohibits schools from discriminating “on the basis of sex”. It all started when Gavin Grimm, a transgender man who was in high school at the time, challenged the local school board’s decision to force him to use either a unisex toilet or a toilet that matches the gender, female, assigned to him at the birth.
Judge Clarence Thomas and Judge Samuel Alito said they would take over the case for the next term.
“I am happy that my struggle of several years to have my school see me as I am is over. Being forced to use the nurses ‘room, private bathroom and the girls’ room was humiliating for me and having to leave the bathrooms out of the ordinary seriously disrupted my education, ”Grimm said in a statement on Monday. .
“Trans youth deserve to go to the bathroom in peace without being humiliated and stigmatized by their own school boards and elected officials,” he added.
Before the High Court could rule, however, the Trump administration withdrew the Obama-era guidelines, and the Supreme Court overturned the U.S. 4th Court of Appeals decision and remanded the case. for new procedures. The case resumed in the district court and ultimately the Fourth Circuit ruled again in Grimm’s favor, this time citing the landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2020 which ruled that federal labor law protects workers. LGBTQ.
This story has been updated.