Gavin Grimm is a transgender teenaged boy at the center of a Supreme Court battle about whether transgender people have the right to use restrooms matching the gender they identify with. (credit: Geoff Livingston)

The tech sector is unifying again, this time in support of a transgender boy's fight with a Virginia school district over which bathroom he may enter.

The 53 companies—from Amazon to Zendesk—are asking the US Supreme Court to side with 17-year-old Gavin Grimm. Grimm and his legal team are fighting the Gloucester County School Board's decision to deny the boy use of the male restroom because it doesn't match Grimm's "biological gender." The 53 tech companies said transgender people have the right to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

In a friend-of-the-court brief to the high court, the companies note that they all have "nondiscrimination policies or practices that permit transgender individuals to use the company facilities consistent with their gender identity."

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