RICHMOND, Va. -- Following a ruling by a federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocking the new Title IX rule in six states, including Virginia, ACLU of Virginia Senior Transgender Rights Attorney Wyatt Rolla released the following statement:

“This week’s ruling does not change binding Fourth Circuit law under Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board that makes clear discrimination against transgender students – such as denying restroom access - violates Title IX. And Title IX will continue to play a vital role in ensuring that all Virginia students, including transgender students, learn in safe and welcoming schools. The U.S. Department of Education has signaled it will continue to fight for every student, and so will we.”