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Connections: Supreme Court Takes On Case Regarding Bathroom Rules For Transgender Students

Nov 3, 2016

The Supreme Court decided late last week that it will take on a case regarding the right of transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The case involves 17-year-old Gavin Grimm of Gloucester, Virginia, who was born female but identifies as male. Grimm came out as transgender as a freshman and sued the school board, saying its policy requiring students use bathrooms corresponding with their biological sex violates his civil rights and is sex discrimination.

We talk about how this case could have a major impact on transgender rights in America. Our guests:

  • Milo Primeaux, Esq., LGBT rights attorney, Empire Justice CenterĀ 
  • Rowan Collins, education coordinator for the LGBTQ Academy at the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
  • S. Brae Adams, pastor at Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church, and mother of a transgender teen