SCOTUS send G.G. back to lower court

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In a single-sentence order, the Supreme Court has vacated a lower court’s ruling in G.G. v. Gloucester and instructed them to reconsider in light of the Trump administration’s position on accommodating transgender children in schools.

Joshua Block, senior attorney at the ACLU and lead counsel in the case said:

Nothing about today’s action changes the meaning of the law. Title IX and the Constitution protect Gavin and other transgender students from discrimination. While we’re disappointed that the Supreme Court will not be hearing Gavin’s case this term, the overwhelming level of support shown for Gavin and trans students by people across the country throughout this process shows that the American people have already moved in the right direction and that the rights of trans people cannot be ignored. This is a detour, not the end of the road, and we’ll continue to fight for Gavin and other transgender people to ensure that they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.