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Case on behalf of a student who was denied access to the male restroom at his Virginia high school because he is transgender.

Lambda Legal, joined by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as co-counsel, represents school administrators from across the country on a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia against the Gloucester County School Board for adopting a discriminatory bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from their peers. The amicus brief has been filed on behalf of school administrators and districts that have adopted inclusive policies for their transgender students.

Lambda Legal and Pillsbury represent 80 superintendents, principals, school board members, and other administrators along with districts from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. 

    • June 2015 ACLU files lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board
    • October 2015 Lambda Legal files friend-of-the-court brief with the Fourth Circuit on behalf of school administrators in schools with respectful bathroom policies.
    • April 2016 Victory! Fourth Circuit rules that Gavin must be allowed to use the restroom that matches his gender identity.
    • October 2016 Supreme Court decides to review Gavin’s case.
    • March 2017 Lambda Legal files friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court. After the Trump administration rescinds guidance that previously protected transgender students, the Supreme Court sends the case back to the Fourth Circuit for further review.