The decision is a major victory for former student Gavin Grimm and transgender advocates nationwide.
“I am glad that my years-long fight to have my school see me for who I am is over,” Grimm said in a statement. “Being forced to use the nurse’s room, a private bathroom, and the girl’s room was humiliating for me, and having to go to out-of-the-way bathrooms severely interfered with my education. Trans youth deserve to use the bathroom in peace without being humiliated and stigmatized by their own school boards and elected officials.”
The court’s majority did not elaborate on its decision to reject the case. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said they would have taken up the case.