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Supreme Court Sends Transgender Case Back to Lower Court

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: Gavin Grimm attends as National Geographic hosts the world premiere screening of 'Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric' on February 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for National Geographic)

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a case involving a transgender high school student back to a lower court, a temporary setback for the student.

The decision comes in the wake of a change in policy by the Trump administration, which last month revoked Obama-era guidance on protections for transgender students in public schools.

Monday’s announcement vacates a lower court’s decision in the case of Gavin Grimm, a Virginia student who is seeking to use school bathrooms that align with his gender identity.

Monday’s decision means the case will go back to a court of appeals and likely removes the possibility that the Supreme Court will hear it this term.