Sep 182015
 September 18, 2015  Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

Frances Hubbard reports:

In protecting the privacy of all of its students, the Gloucester County School Board is protecting a constitutional right, according to U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar.

Doumar issued a written opinion Thursday explaining his recent decision to deny a preliminary injunction that would have required Gloucester County Public Schools to allow a 16-year-old transgender student to use the boys’ restrooms at the start of school on Sept. 8.

The injunction request is a part of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Gavin Grimm by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is seeking a court order requiring the School Board to let Grimm use the boys’ restroom, even though he was born female.

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