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City joins lawsuit for Transgender student rights Sens. Murray and Cantwell sign congressional brief

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced on March 2 that the City would sign on to an amicus brief supporting the rights of Transgender high school student Gavin Grimm to use school restrooms that correspond to his gender identity. Grimm’s suit against the Gloucester County, Virginia, school board will be heard by the US Supreme Court on March 28, with a decision expected by the end of the high court’s term in June. Grimm is challenging a high school restroom access policy that forces Transgender students to use a segregated single-stall restroom instead of one consistent with the student’s gender identity. ‘President Trump’s recent attack on transgender people’s equality is part of an ongoing and dangerous assault on civil rights across the country,’ Mayor Murray said in a statement. ‘Forcing transgender students to use separate restrooms or l

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