The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow to transgender rights today as the high court voted 5-3 to allow a Virginia school to continue to block trans students from using the public bathroom the students gender identity aligned with while the case itself is being appealed.
The Court was responding to request from a Virginia school board to stay a lower court’s ruling which found its transgender bathroom ban to be discriminatory and illegal.
BREAKING: #SCOTUS grants temporary stay in Va school transgender case. For now, trans student must use restroom matching birth gender.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) August 3, 2016
#SCOTUS steps into bathroom dispute, blocks district court order allowing transgender student to use boys’ bathroom
— Amy Howe (@AHoweBlogger) August 3, 2016