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G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Last Updated: 5/29/2020



The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia sued the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over its policy that protects students’ privacy and safety by reserving restrooms and locker rooms for members of the same biological sex, while providing an alternative private facility for students uncomfortable using a facility that corresponds with their sex. The ACLU asserted inaccurately that the school board violated Title IX, a federal law, and the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause when the district declined to allow a female student to use the boys’ restrooms. Title IX specifically authorizes schools to have single-sex restrooms and locker rooms.

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Legal Documents

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Additional Resources


SCOTUSblog case page

Jim Campbell: Supreme Court’s pass on transgender case will ignite further lawsuits (Daily Signal, 2017-03-08)

Matt Sharp: Supreme Court enters legal battle over gender identity and the purpose of restrooms (Daily Signal, 2016-10-30)


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