A transgender teen at the heart of an upcoming SCOTUS case regarding equal rights for trans people is the focus of a powerful new video from The American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU), alongside his mother.
Gavin Grimm fought against the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia with representation from the ACLU after the governing body passed a discriminatory policy preventing him from using the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity. The Supreme Court is now slated to hear Grimm’s case on March 28, the ruling of which could have profound implications for the trans community for years to come.
“A win would be awesome, but it’s come down to way more than bathrooms now,” Grimm’s mother reflects in the above video. “It’s about treating everybody with dignity and respect ― and it’s about equality. And it’s about it in a way that I never understood and that I think people need to understand. We all bleed the same kind of blood. We’re all equal, everybody is equal and now more than ever everybody needs to be recognized as equal.”
Check out the video above and stay tuned for more from Grimm’s upcoming SCOTUS case.