One Iowa Statement on the Supreme Court declining transgender teen’s case

DES MOINES — On Monday, March 6, the Supreme Court announced it would no longer hear Gloucester County School Board v. G.G after the Trump administration withdrew guidance that said Title IX granted discrimination protections to transgender students. The Supreme Court vacated an appeal court’s decision in favor of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student and the lead plaintiff in the case, and sent the case back for further consideration

One Iowa Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision:

“We are disappointed that the Supreme Court will no longer hear Gavin Grimm’s case,” Hoffman-Zinnel said. “By hearing the case, the Court could have shed some much-needed light on how transgender students are protected under federal law. While the Iowa Civil Rights Act protects transgender students from discrimination, many other states and schools across the nation lack such protections. Unfortunately, the patchwork of protections for transgender students based on where they live and go to school remains.

“This case also had the potential to shift the tide of the national conversation around transgender people and showcase support of their rights at the federal level. At One Iowa, we stand with all transgender and gender non-conforming people and will continue advocating for their rights in our efforts to preserve and advance equality in our state.”

via press release