Virginia school board asks court to dismiss transgender teen’s suit

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia school board asked a federal judge Sept. 22 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender teen who sued for the right to use the boys bathroom at his high school.

Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a lower court last month, asking a judge to decide whether it’s now moot because Grimm graduated in June.

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Transgender student fights for right to use boys’ restroom in rural Virginia town

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GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — Amid the cornfields and marinas dotting this conservative tidewater Virginia enclave between the York River and Mobjack Bay, people are divided over what one local pastor calls “the civil rights issue of this generation” – how to deal with a transgender student’s demand to use the boys’ restrooms at the local high school.

“If they’re not fixed like a man, they should not use the men’s bathroom,” Gary Pilkinton, a 56-year-old movie special effects worker, told a reporter recently outside the local Wal-Mart.

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