Supreme Court takes up transgender school bathroom case
The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take up a case concerning a transgender high school student – Gavin Grimm – who is seeking to use the boys’ bathroom at school.
The case, which should be heard this term, marks the first time the Supreme Court has considered the controversial issue playing out across the country, most notably in North Carolina, where the Justice Department has filed a civil rights suit against the state’s so-called bathroom law.
Grimm said in a previous interview with CNN, “People expect me to say that using the boys’ bathroom was super magical and just the best time of my life,” Grimm said in a recent interview with CNN. “But I was just using the bathroom,” he said, “I went in and left.”
And what the Virginia high school student can’t understand is the uproar it has caused across the country. School districts that dealt with the issue for years under the radar on a case by case basis are now trying to balance rules concerning transgender bathroom access with the privacy concerns of critics.