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>> Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and IBM are among the over 50 tech companies announcing Thursday their support for transgender rights in a case before the Supreme Court. Signing a brief supporting plaintiff teenager, Gavin Grimm, a female born transgender high school student who identifies as male. Grimm's gender discrimination suit challenges a Virginia school board that restricted him from using the boys' restroom.
The Supreme Court, which will hear the case at the end of the month, could clarify whether federal law barring sex discrimination in schools under Title IX applies to transgender students. Silicon Valley's show of support coming a week after President Trump reversed an Obama policy that directed public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
The Supreme Court could rule by the end of June.