G.G. vs. Gloucester Co. School Board

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G.G., a transgender highschool student, sued the Gloucester County School Board for a Title IX violation after they instituted a policy designed to prevent him from using boys' restrooms.

Full Case Titile: 

G.G., by his next friend and mother Deirdre Grimm, vs. Gloucester County School Board
  • Equal Educational Opportunities
  • Fairness in the Courts

Year: 

2017
  • Sex-Based Classification
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Joined Amicus Brief

Brief: 

Summary of the Case

G.G. obtained permission from his principal to use boys' restrooms and did so for nearly two months without incident. Following complaints from residents of the county, the Gloucester County School Board proposed a policy banning transgender students from using restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identities. The stated goal of the policy was to ensure a "safe learning environment" for all students. Similar laws around the country come from fears that allowing transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity could increase the likelihood of sexual assault in bathrooms.

Our Role in the Case

Legal Momentum and amici reject the arguments of the board, which "use victims of sexual assault as a justification for laws that discriminate against transgender people."