Statement From Victory Institute On Supreme Court Decision To Send Gavin Grimm Case To Lower Court

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will not hear Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester Country School Board, a case that would have decided whether federal laws that prevent discrimination on the basis of sex also apply to gender identity.

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The decision comes after the Trump administration rolled back vital protections for transgender students that allowed these students to use bathrooms and locker rooms aligning with their identity. Following this news Aisha Moodie-Mills, President and CEO of the Victory Fund and Institute, issued the following statement:

“Personnel is policy, and sadly the extremist anti-LGBT views of President Trump’s advisors, like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Special Advisor Stephen Bannon, are tainting our nation’s education system and putting vulnerable LGBT youth at risk.

The Supreme Court’s unwillingness to take on this fight underscores the need for strong LGBT leaders at the state and local level who can ensure that our imperilled rights are not rolled back further. Representation in the halls of power is our best defence against future anti-LGBT measures, and we will continue to work tirelessly to support and train LGBT elected officials who will be our voice and continue the fight for LGBT rights from school boards all the way to Congress.”

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