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District Asks U.S. Chief Justice to Block Restroom Rulings

By Mark Walsh — August 02, 2016 1 min read

A Virginia school district has asked U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to block lower-court rulings requiring the district to permit a transgender student to use the restroom of his gender identity.

The emergency application filed last month by the Gloucester County school board asks Roberts to block the mandate of the U.S. Court of Appeals, in Richmond, Va., which ruled in favor of a 17-year-old student, Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male.

The district also asked Roberts to consider blocking an injunction issued by a federal trial court that requires the district to allow Grimm to use the restroom of his choice.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 03, 2016 edition of Education Week as District Asks U.S. Chief Justice To Block Restroom Rulings

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