The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on a constitutional challenge to a law in Texas that requires transgender people to use public restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
The justices are expected to rule in the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender man from Texas who sued to block the law on the grounds that it violates his rights under the 14th Amendment to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The law, which is set for oral arguments Wednesday, says it is “inconsistent with the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment” because it bans sex discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.
It was struck down in May by the 4th U.C. Court of Appeals.
Grimm sued the state in March for failing to provide adequate accommodations for him.
The state has argued that the lawsuit is premature and that Grimm does not have standing to sue under the law because he has not sought protection under the U