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Part of lawsuit on school transgender bathroom policy tossed

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A judge in Virginia has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a transgender student barred from using the boys' bathrooms at his high school.

The Daily Press reports  that U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar also said Monday that it's "highly unlikely" that he will grant a preliminary injunction requiring Gloucester County school officials to allow 16-year-old Gavin Grimm to use the boys' facilities this fall. Doumar said he will issue a written opinion on the injunction later.

A policy adopted in December requires Grimm, who was born female but lives as a male, to use either the girls' restrooms or a private facility.

Doumar tossed Grimm's claim that the policy violates federal discrimination law. Still to be decided is whether it violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause.

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