In Virginia, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled Aug. 9 that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against former student Gavin Grimm, multiple media outlets reported.
In 2015, the Gloucester County School Board's policy required Grimm ( then 15 ) to use girls' restrooms or private bathrooms. Wright Allen declared that the school board's policy violated Grimm's rights under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 from the time it was adopted, through his graduation.
The ACLU of Virginia issued a statement from Grimm: "It is such a relief to achieve this closure and vindication from the court after four years of fighting not just for myself, but for trans youth across America. I promise to continue to advocate for as long as it takes for everyone to be able to live their authentic lives freely, in public, and without harassment and discrimination."