It鈥檚 no surprise that this year鈥檚 Grammy Awards would get political, but Laverne Cox took a slightly different approach than most. While other artists鈥 political messages directly addressed the immediate, post-Trump political climate, Laverne Cox brought up a Supreme Court case launched by a transgender teen named Gavin Grimm, and the hashtag that people have been using to discuss it:聽#StandWithGavin.


Gavin Grimm鈥檚 decision to use a boys鈥 bathroom at his Virginia public high school in 2014 sparked intense local debate, leading the school board to forbid Gavin from using the boys鈥 bathroom. With the help of the ACLU, Gavin sued the school board. Last August, the school board asked the Supreme Court to take on the case; on March 28, the Supreme Court will be hearing the case.

The stakes are high for this Supreme Court ruling. As the ACLU explains: 鈥淚f transgender people are not protected under the law, if we cannot safely go to restrooms that match who we are, then we cannot have jobs, we cannot go to school, we cannot participate in public life.鈥 Gavin鈥檚 case could affect transgender lives for many years to come.

To learn more, and about ways to help, visit the ACLU. And, of course, follow #StandWithGavin.

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