WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an important victory for Title IX, and for transgender students, the Supreme Court today left in place a lower court ruling requiring a Virginia high school to allow transgender student Gavin Grimm to use the bathroom that conformed to his gender identity.
Though Title IX prohibits schools from discriminating “on the basis of sex,” the Trump administration rolled back a host of protections for transgender people. It is gratifying to see the Supreme Court give a victory to transgender students today in a 7-2 decision.
Today, the Supreme Court got it right—but there are other cases in the pipeline and other discriminatory policies that NOW will continue to challenge. We need courts, laws, and politicians to stand up against bullying and discrimination directed at transgender students, and NOW will keep pushing towards that goal.
We need to strengthen and enforce Title IX, and deliver on the promise of “justice for all,” with no exceptions. Trans people will not be erased—not from history, not from civil rights, and not from our schools. NOW stands with the trans community and reaffirms our commitment to supporting and promoting policies that protect and uplift trans and non–binary people.
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