Transgender bathroom fight to reach Supreme Court

Posted by | July 13, 2016 13:54 | Filed under: Politics

The case involves a Virginia high school student born a girl but who now identifies as male.

The Gloucester County School Board has lost its fight in lower courts to prevent Gavin Grimm, 17, from using the boys’ bathroom while litigation continues.

The board is expected to file an emergency application with the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking to block a lower court’s injunction requiring it to allow Grimm to use the boys’ bathroom, according to Kyle Duncan, one of the school board’s lawyers.

The move comes after a federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to put the injunction on hold.

The school board is expected to ask Chief Justice John Roberts, who has responsibility for emergency actions that arise from the regional federal appeals court that covers Virginia, to grant a stay of the injunction. Roberts could act alone or refer the matter to all eight justices. Five votes are need to grant a stay application.

The American Civil Liberties Union had sued on behalf of Grimm to challenge the school board’s bathroom policy, which requires transgender students to use alternative restroom facilities.

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11 responses to Transgender bathroom fight to reach Supreme Court

  1. William July 13th, 2016 at 14:04

    Let that sink in for a minute

    • whatthe46 July 13th, 2016 at 15:52

      William, you are the man! Exactly! How stupid are they.

    • burqa July 30th, 2016 at 20:04

      Ahhhh, the old stereotype about gays being child molesters.
      I can remember a time when the Left opposed this notion.
      I still do, and wonder if anyone else here does.

      I can remember a time when we on the Left argued that most child molesters were heterosexual.
      What we are doing is breaking down the barriers that keep most child molesters from dressing, undressing and showering with children of the opposite sex in our community centers.

      • whatthe46 July 30th, 2016 at 20:09

        haster is “heterosexual” he’s a child molester of boys like so many heterosexual males.

      • whatthe46 July 30th, 2016 at 20:13

        furthermore, how many female transgendered persons are aching to go in to the men’s room? -0-

  2. Mike July 13th, 2016 at 15:26

    Jeez, are we really going to spend time and money arguing this….
    Meanwhile, Rome burns all around us…Good golly.

  3. bunya July 13th, 2016 at 16:05

    People are dying every day as a result of this “guns-for-everyone” policy in this country.
    But let’s not worry about that and concentrate on the evils of transgenders using the same restroom with fine upstanding citizens such as Mark Foley, Dennis Hastert and a whole host of Catholic priests.

    • burqa July 30th, 2016 at 19:59

      You’re right!
      We can’t handle more than one issue at a time.
      Plus, what could be the problem with allowing hairy-assed grown men from using the same shower room as little girls down at the pool?

  4. bpollen July 14th, 2016 at 01:36

    I find it very unlikely that the Supremes would rule in favor of potty panic. If only Obama and Hillary hadn’t gotten Bernie to smother Scalia, they’d have a lock!

  5. burqa July 30th, 2016 at 19:47

    In debates over the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX, for over a decade conservatives have argeued that it would come to this. During that time, liberals ridiculed conservatives, claiming we would never get to where there would no longer be segregation by sex of restrooms, locker rooms or shower rooms.
    We may as well admit it – the conservatives were right.

    This will end by harming women.
    Right now we have a number of all-women colleges. They will eventually be forced to end their “discrimination” against males.
    The same is true for women’s athletics at all levels.
    Primary schools and colleges will eventually go to unisex teams. They will not have male and female basketball, tennis, soccer or golf teams. Forced to integrate, there will be no reason to have two teams in each sport. It will be not only redundant, but a waste of funds.
    The result will be many women will be squeezed out of participation in these sports and will be unable to earn a living competing as professionals, except in rare cases.

    Gender dysphoria is something that not only causes those afflicted by it to deny the truth and also deny biological science, it has a side effect of producing the same symptoms in bystanders.
    It seems that the treatment of those suffering from this condition does not seek to restore them to a true understanding of what they are. The idea seems to be for everyone around the person with gender dysphoria should exhibit the symptoms and deny the truth as well as the science we were taught on what determines the sex of a person.

    If it is decided that “transgender” people must be given access to restrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms of the opposite sex, what will prevent people who do not have gender dysphoria from being able to do the same? Why should people with gender dysphoria be given rights denied to everyone else?
    The answer is they can’t. If a male who has gender dysphoria wants to use the female shower room at the local recreation facility, then other males must be given the same access.
    This whole movement is a child molester’s dream come true.

    We would do better to recognize that gender dysphoria warps reality for those it afflicts and at some point the fantasy this condition causes collides with reality.
    Treatments need to be developed to get those who have gender dysphoria to get back to normal and accurately identify who and what they are rather than believing falsely.

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