U.S. Trans Students Win Right to Use Appropriate Gender Toilets

The US Department of Justice has ruled that trans students have the right to use the appropriate facilities for their gender.

The decision was in response to a federal lawsuit from trans student Gavin Grimm – the first trans person to sue for bathroom rights in a federal court.

The Gloucester school district in Virginia voted to ban trans students from using appropriate bathrooms, instead forcing Gavin and other potential trans students to use the toilets of their “biological gender”. He was subjected to abuse, such as being compared to a dog and having his genitals discussed, in meetings at which he was present.

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