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Gloucester Schools to keep rule banning transgender students from using bathroom of choice

Posted at 11:35 PM, Feb 21, 2019

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. -- Days after a public meeting on the controversial rule banning transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with, the Gloucester County School Board said they would not take any action to change the rule.

The school board has been fighting a lawsuit over the ban for four years. The lawsuit was filed by former student Gavin Grimm.

The current policy states that students can only use restroom that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate.

Grimm,  born female, identifies as male and sued the school because of its policy.

The lawsuit will go to trial in Newport News in July.

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