After the school prohibited the use of the male toilet, a transgender student won a £950,000 court battle.
After a school prevented the child from using the boys’ restroom, a TRANSGENDER pupil won a £950,000 court battle.
Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia, the United States, in 2015 because he was denied access to the male facilities. The young man, now 22, claimed the school board had broken Title IX policy, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools, by denying him access to bathroom facilities that corresponded to his gender identity. Grimm is not expected to receive the large sum of money; instead, it is expected to go to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as recompense for its work on Grimm’s behalf.
After agreeing to a lower court’s decision in June, the US Supreme Court stated it would not reconsider the case.
Grimm had been discriminated against in violation of federal law, according to the report.
However, a judge has finally found in his favor, six years after he first filed his legal claim.
“It’s absolute vindication,” Grimm said to Insider.
“The court found that what they did was unlawful and discriminatory, and that it would not go unpunished, which I think is fantastic.”
“The Gloucester County School Board’s insurance provider has addressed the Plaintiff’s request for attorney fees and costs resulting from the Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board litigation,” the Gloucester County School Board said in a brief statement.
“There will be no additional comment from the School Board on this matter.”
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defended the boy in the complaint, and a settlement was announced last week.
“We are delighted that this long fight is finally finished and that Gavin has been fully vindicated by the courts,” Josh Block, senior staff attorney with the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project, told Unlaid, “but it should not have taken over six years of expensive litigation to get to this point.”
“We hope that the fee award will give other school boards and legislators pause before using prejudice to win political points during a year in which state legislatures presented an unprecedented number of bills targeting trans youth,” said the group.
The lawsuit, according to Grimm, was worth “every drop of energy” he put into it.
“There are a lot of states that still have anti-trans legislation,” the teen stated.
“But we’re coming for everyone, one by one.”Brinkwire Summary News”.