Liberal Judge Compares Transgender Teen to Martin Luther King Jr.

A teen who sued a Virginia school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom was compared on Friday to civil rights activists by appeals court Judge Andre M. Davis. According to Davis, 17-year-old Gavin Grimm is as much a champion as the Virginia couple that fought to legalize interracial marriage as well as others who, in the same way, “refused to accept quietly the injustices that were perpetrated against them.” In an opinion joined by fellow 4th Circuit Court Judge Henry Floyd, Davis later compared Grimm — who is biologically female but has chosen to identify as male — to Martin

Supreme Court Vacates Virginia Transgender Ruling

In a victory for common sense, the Supreme Court vacated the Fourth Circuit ruling upholding Obama’s transgender mandates on public schools. It did so because Obama’s guidance letter holding that Title IX’s sex discrimination ban requires schools to give transgender teens equal access to the bathroom, shower, sports team and away-game hotel room of their gender choice was withdrawn by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his first 24 hours in office. The Fourth Circuit had relied on this guidance in its G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board ruling that a transgender teen had the right to access gendered facilities of his or

Over 50 Corporations Ask SCOTUS to Restore Obama Transgender Policy

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is boasting that 53 major corporations signed onto its amicus brief in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, alleging that permitting schools to base locker room and bathroom policies on biological gender will be bad for their business and violates their core corporate values. The lopsidedly tech-heavy list includes: Airbnb,, Apple, Dropbox, eBay, Etsy, Gap, IBM, Intel Corporation, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Lyft (but not Uber), MAC Cosmetics, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Microsoft, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Pandora Media, PayPal, Salesforce, Shutterstock, Spotify, Tumblr, Twitter, Williams-Sonoma, Yahoo! and Yelp. Oral arguments are set to take