In 2016, high school student Gavin Grimm sued his Virginia public school for forbidding him to use the boys’ bathroom, the bathroom of the gender with which he identifies. The Virginia Circuit Court of Appeals decided to take the issue to the Supreme Court. However, on March 6, the Supreme Court decided not to take Grimm’s case, sending it back down to a lower court for consideration. The Huffington Post reports that Gavin Grimm’s case would have been the first transgender case to reach the Supreme Court, a momentous occasion in history.

“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,” said Joshua Block, Grimm’s counsel.

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Gavin Grimm (Photo: ACLU)

Learn more about Grimm’s story here.

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