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Federal Appeals Court Rules That Transgender Student Can Use Restroom of Choice

Posted in Higher Education, Transgender
Perhaps lost in the media stories about the so-called “bathroom wars” is the emotional toll that they have taken on individuals whose lives are directly impacted by the controversy. While both sides have fiercely advocated the social and emotional import at the core of the dispute, courts have struggled to find a uniform answer to:… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Remands Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., Will Not Hear Transgender Student’s Case

Posted in Higher Education, Transgender
The Supreme Court will not review the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. despite agreeing in October 2016 to do so. The Fourth Circuit’s decision in favor of G.G., a transgender Virginia high school student, had been stayed by the Supreme Court while it considered whether to grant the School Board’s… Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education Rescind Obama Era Guidance on Transgender Students

Posted in Higher Education
On February 22, 2017, in its first “Dear Colleague Letter,” the Trump Administration withdrew existing U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education guidance that interpreted Title IX’s protections against sex discrimination to encompass discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status. In this joint Dear Colleague Letter (“February 22 DCL”), the Departments point to… Continue Reading

Fourth Circuit Decides Case on Transgender Students’ Rights

Posted in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Title IX
On April 19, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students. In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board the Fourth Court was presented with the question of whether Title IX requires that schools allow transgender students to have access to restrooms consistent with their gender identities. The… Continue Reading