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A School Board Will Pay $1.3 Million Over An Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy


A School Board Will Pay $1.3 Million To Gavin Grimm Over An Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy

BuzzFeed News by Nicole Fallert on August 26, 2021

A Virginia school board has agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to Gavin Grimm, a transgender former student who sued the district over its bathroom policy, sending the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

The Gloucester County School Board said on Thursday that it would pay the entire amount in legal fees that Grimm and his lawyers had petitioned for after a yearslong battle that brought national attention to the rights of students to use the facility that corresponds with their gender identity.

The former student and his legal team argued in their petition that the case's "arduous journey" involved constant confrontation with the school board, which argued its policy protected students' privacy and wasn't sex-based discrimination because it was applied equally to all students.


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