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Supreme Court wades into transgender debate

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>> In an unprecedented move, the US Supreme Court agreeing Friday to take up a transgender rights case involving a female born high school student barred from using the boys bathroom. Seventeen year old Gavin Grimm sued Virginia's Gloucester County School Board in 2015 after the board required students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender at birth.
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The board initially allowed Grimm to use the boys room but reversed course after receiving complaints from parents. Whether public bathroom use should rely on gender identity, the latest flashpoint for the LGBT community. A North Carolina law passed in March drawing protests for requiring people to use bathrooms based on their genders at birth in government buildings and public schools.
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The Supreme Court will hear the school board's appeal of a lower court ruling favoring Grimm.