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The United States Supreme Court Sends Virginia Transgender Bathroom Case Back to the 4th Circuit

Posted in Constitutional Issues, Transgender issues
March 6, 2017 marks a significant development in the case of Gloucester v. G.G., the closely followed and highly publicized Virginia transgender student bathroom case. The Gloucester case involves a local school board policy that effectively denies a transgender male high school student use of his school’s male bathroom and, in turn, the student’s claim… Continue Reading

Connecticut Swiftly Responds to Federal Rollback of Transgender Student Protections

Posted in Constitutional Issues, Transgender issues
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has acted quickly to respond to recent developments in Federal law affecting the rights of transgender students by issuing an executive order reasserting the State’s protections for transgender people.  Despite a change in Federal guidance, and as detailed below, Connecticut affords greater protections to transgender people than currently provided under… Continue Reading

The United States Department of Justice Withdraws Its Objection to a Nationwide Order Banning the Implementation and Enforcement of the Departments of Justice and Education’s Guidance on Transgender Students

Posted in Constitutional Issues, Transgender issues
On February 10, 2017, the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Trump administration withdrew a motion made in November 2016 under the Obama administration with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; in its motion, the DOJ objected to a Texas Federal Court judge’s nationwide ban on the enforcement by… Continue Reading

The United States Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in 4th Circuit Transgender Student Case

Posted in Student Matters, Transgender issues
On Friday, October 28, 2016, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear an appeal from a ruling by the 4th Circuit in the controversial case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, 116 LRP 15374 (4th Cir. 04/19/16).  In Gloucester, a transgender male high school student sought a preliminary injunction to allow… Continue Reading
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