March 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)—issued the following statement from Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Kohm in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case of transgender student Gavin Grimm, and to instead return the case to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals:

“Today’s decision did not change the meaning of Title IX, although we are disappointed that the Supreme Court will not take the opportunity now to provide further clarity around the discrimination protections it provides transgender students. Today’s decision only reinforces PFLAG’s resolve to stand by Gavin and all trans youth across the country, who need this protection in order to attend school fairly and safely. Our 400+ chapters across the country will continue to work with school districts to make sure they have inclusive policies that protect transgender youth. We will also provide continued support and guidance to students, parents, and all concerned, trusted adults to report acts of discrimination against LGBTQ youth using Claim Your Rights, our joint initiative with GLSEN.”

PFLAG is the nation’s largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has more than 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag)

 

 

 

 

Liz Owen, Director of Communications
lowen@pflag.org
(202) 467-8180 x214
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