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Yesterday the Supreme Court blocked a court order that allowed a transgender boy named Gavin Grimm to use the boys’ restroom in a southeastern Virginia high school. Previously, the school board in Grimm’s district created a policy requiring students to use the locker room and bathroom of their “corresponding biological genders.” Grimm sued, and a judge ordered school officials to allow Grimm to use the boys’ restroom.

But, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court blocked that court order. The vote was 5 to 3, with the court still undecided on whether to hear the case. The court’s order doesn’t affect any other case.


Header photo courtesy of Maliz Ong.


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Kailey is an editorial intern at BUST for the summer of 2016. She hails from Austin, Texas and currently studies journalism and women's and gender studies at The University of Texas. You can contact her at