LifeSiteNews 12 June 2015
Gavin Grimm, a 15-year-old girl who now identifies as male, has filed a lawsuit to force her school district to let her use male restrooms.
However, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom told LifeSiteNews that the Gloucester, Virginia school district is under no legal obligation to provide her such accommodations.
According to the official complaint, Grimm — who waived the right to redact her name from the documents — legally changed her name to Gavin in July 2014, shortly after telling her parents of her gender dysphoria.
After discussing the disorder with school officials, Grimm was allowed to use the restroom of her choice. But a 6-1 school board decision in December changed that, alleges Grimm’s complaint, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
After a public hearing, where most people opposed letting females use male restrooms, the board voted to state: “It shall be the practice of the GCPS to provide male and female restroom and locker room facilities in its schools, and the use of said facilities shall be limited to the corresponding biological genders and students with gender identity issues shall be provided an alternative appropriate private facility.”
Three unisex bathrooms were subsequently installed, but the ACLU and Grimm said this wasn’t good enough because denying use of the boys’ restrooms “subject[ed] him to discrimination,” according to the complaint.