GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) - A school board in Virginia will continue to defend its transgender bathroom ban in federal court.
The Daily Press reported Thursday that the Gloucester School Board has asked a full federal appeals court to review the long-running lawsuit filed by former student Gavin Grimm. The school board’s policy required Grimm to use restrooms that corresponded with his biological sex, which is female, or use private bathrooms.
A three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the school board last month.
The board is now requesting a full hearing at the appeals court. Such hearings are rarely granted. That could mean that the next stop for the case is the U.S. Supreme Court.