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Supreme Court sends ‘transgender’ student case back to lower court

SCOTUS refused to consider a challenge by a gender-confused girl to use the boys' facilities at school.
Mon Mar 6, 2017 - 11:26 am EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that it will not hear a "transgender" case involving a gender-confused female student who identifies as "male" and wants to use boys' school restrooms. The high court redirected it back to a lower court for reconsideration.

The Supreme Court vacated and remanded Gloucester County School Board v. Gavin Grimm back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals "for further consideration." The directive was issued "in light of the guidance document" from the Trump administration reversing one from Obama that pushed schools to let "transgender" students use opposite-sex restrooms and locker rooms.

The ruling is a big blow to LGBT and especially "transgender" activists like Grimm, a 17-year old senior at Gloucester High School in Virginia whose case was expected to be heard by the high court on March 28. Grimm’s story has been celebrated in the major media as the next potential legal victory for LGBTQ “rights.” Social conservatives have decried the liberal push for genderless bathrooms and transgenderism as the newest basis for “civil rights.”

Trump's reversal of the transgender mandate was lauded by pro-family groups and states that fought the Obama edict. It was blocked by a federal judge last year after a growing number of states, ultimately almost two dozen, appealed. Homosexual and transgender groups condemned the policy change.


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