Transgender case lands in Supreme Court

Courtesy AP
Courtesy AP

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – For the first time, the nation’s highest court will wade into the contentious debate over transgender rights, which has divided communities and courts across the country.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that the justices will take up the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school.

To members of the transgender community, there’s a lot at stake.

Shannon Minter is a transgender man and an attorney who works on transgender issues. He called Friday “one of the most important days in the history of the transgender movement.”

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