The following is in response to the Gloucester County School Board's request that the U.S. Supreme Court stay an injunction against the school board that has been upheld by both the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District. The injunction blocks the school board from enforcing its policy against allowing students to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity as ACLU-VA client Gavin Grimm's sex discrimination case against the board continues to progress.

  • “It is sad that the school board members and their lawyers have so little regard for the impact their misguided actions are having on a real teenager’s life. We will continue to stand with Gavin and other young people suffering such cruelties and indignities.” – ACLU-VA Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga.