US Supreme Court ruled in June
Grimm filed suit against the school board in 2015, when he was a high school sophomore, arguing that the school’s policy violated Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause.
Grimm, a transgender male, said the school system denied him access to the boys bathroom.
8月に 2020, a federal appeals court ruled in Grimm’s favor
. Last June
, the US Supreme Court left in place the lower court’s decision that allowed Grimm to use the bathroom that corresponded to his gender identity
The decision was a victory for the LGBTQ community that has been fearful the high court would take up the case and reverse a lower court opinion.
Grimm says he won’t get any of the money
Grimm, 今 22, told CNN that the money is exclusively for the ACLU’s legal fees.
“I was never going to receive this money, nor did I give it to them: It was only ever going to them,” 彼は言った.
“Financial difficulties can be the largest deterrent,” 彼は続けた. “It sends the message that transphobia is not OK and is an expensive thing.”
Grimm says the legal fees’ resolution marks the end of the lawsuit.
彼は言った “business as normal is next. Back to the same old, same old.”