A school district in Virginia has agreed to hand over 1.3 million dollars after fighting a discrimination lawsuit filed by a transgender student more than five years ago. The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Thursday that the Gloucester County School Board has been ordered to pay the money to cover attorney’s fees and costs in the case involving one-time student Gavin Grimm who it represented. Grim sued the district in 2015 in federal court alleging that its policy of prohibiting him from using the boy’s bathroom violated a federal law known as Title IX that banned sex discrimination in school programs. In a statement by the ACLU “to allow a child equal access to a safe school environment the Gloucester school board decided to fight this child for five years in a costly legal battle that they lost”.
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