Hobby Lobby Loses 11 Year Fight To Block Trans Woman From Bathroom

“Sommerville’s sex is unquestionably female,” ruled the Illinois Second District Appellate Court on Friday, “just like the women who are permitted to use the women’s bathroom.”

With that crucial determination, the judges unanimously concluded that Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. violated the law in Illinois by denying a transgender woman employee access to its women’s bathroom in the store in which she’s worked for almost 23 years.

“They stuck to the law,” Meggan Sommerville, 51, told me in a phone interview. “I think that, to me, was as much of a victory as anything else; That the

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A trans student sued his school to let him use the bathroom. He just won $218K. / LGBTQ Nation

Minnesota transgender student Matt Woods has reached a settlement in his lawsuit against his former school district, which he said discriminated against him when it barred him from using the boys’ bathroom.

The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District will not only have to pay a $218,500, but it will also change its policies to be more trans inclusive, including allowing transgender students to use the correct bathroom and also to play sports on the team that aligns with their gender, according to a press release from nonprofit legal advocacy organization Gender Justice.

Related: Supreme Court hands victory to transgender students by declining

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Gavin Grimm’s trans legal rights bathroom fight returns to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Gavin Grimm, the transgender university student at the heart of a yearslong lawful battle more than school loos, is now in his 20s. He graduated from the Virginia large university that blocked him from utilizing the boys’ lavatory four many years back.

When Grimm has moved on from the faculty – and a everyday observer could be forgiven for imagining his dispute was resolved – his scenario is back again at the Supreme Court docket, together with the underlying issue of no matter if general public faculties may ban transgender pupils from utilizing a restroom that reflects their

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