The Supreme Court is refusing to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student who wants to choose the bathroom he uses at his public high school. The court was previously scheduled to hear arguments in the case later this month. However, it changed course following the Trump administration’s recent decision to withdraw an Obama administration policy that required schools to allow students to use the bathroom of their chosen gender. A lower court in Virginia will

decide the case and determine whether the federal anti-discrimination law known as Title IX applies to gender identity and transgender students. The high court’s decision signals its unwillingness to weigh in on a highly charged and sensitive public debate. Now, the issue will likely percolate for several years and force a variety of lower courts around the country to think through the issue as transgender activists bring their cases. READ MORE