Parents who oppose the homosexual lobby’s push to normalize “transgender” and the government’s refusal to protect the privacy and safety of children hope the nation’s highest court will act.
The Gloucester County School District in Virginia provides separate facilities for “transgender” students who don’t want to use the restrooms designated for their biological sex, but it doesn’t go far enough for opponents.
The U.S. Supreme hasn’t decided whether it will hear the case, though it temporarily blocked a Fourth Circuit panel decision to allow men pretending to be women to use opposite-sex facilites. A federal court also blocked the Obama administration’s “transgender” edict.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed an amicus brief in support of the school district and concerned parents this week.
ADF attorney Gary McCaleb said that schools “have a duty to protect the privacy and safety of all students. That’s a standard that other courts—including the 4th Circuit itself—have previously upheld. Decades of court decisions have established that, in light of the right of bodily privacy, no law grants opposite-sex persons access to single-sex facilities, where the interest in privacy is obviously strongest and bodily exposure is so common. We are encouraging the Supreme Court to reverse the 4th Circuit’s ruling, which is out of step with the law and previous federal court precedent.”
The ADF contended in its brief that allowing this violation of privacy is demeaning and humiliating to students and denies individuals’ personal dignity.