WASHINGTON, D.C., December 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from parents who wish to keep members of the opposite sex from their children’s formerly single-sex school bathrooms and locker rooms.
The high court made a declaration that “Parents for Privacy v. Barr, Attorney General et al.” would not be heard on today’s orders’ list, stating only that the appeal was among those cases “certiorari [higher court] denied.”
“The court did not give a reason for turning away the appeal, but similar lawsuits have been dismissed by lower courts across the country,” wrote LGBTQnation, a pro-homosexual news site. “The decision to decline the case is a big win for transgender students.”
This is the latest chapter in the saga of a high school in Dallas, Oregon, where in 2015, a freshman student, a biological female who had recently adopted the name Elliot Yoder, decided that changing in a single-occupant restroom for gym class was too inconvenient and embarrassing and asked to use the boys’ locker room instead. According to the Oregonian newspaper, Dallas School District officials sent a letter to the 67 students in Yoder’s gym class, saying that an “unnamed transgender student” would be using their locker room in future.
In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Education had ruled that preventing a biological male who identified as a girl from using girls’ facilities was a violation of Title XI facilities. According to the Oregonian, although the ruling applied to just one student at one school, other school districts took notice and believed “that a precedent was set.”
Parents and grandparents of children in Dallas’s one high school objected to a female using the boys’ facilities and the possibility of males using the girls’ facilities in future. In 2017 a group of the parents brought a lawsuit against the new policy, saying that they wanted to spare their children the “embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, intimidation, fear, apprehension, and stress produced by using the restroom with students of the opposite sex.”
However, their suit was dismissed in 2018 by U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez. Hernandez ruled that “high school students do not have a fundamental privacy right to not share school restrooms, lockers, and showers with transgender students whose biological sex is different [from] theirs.” According to Portland’s ABC-affiliate KATU Channel 2, the judge also statedthat the possibility of seeing or being seen by a member of the opposite sex while undressing or attending to bodily needs “does not give rise to a constitutional violation.”
“Parents for Privacy” appealed the ruling, but in March 2020 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld it.
In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote transgenderism into 1964 federal civil rights law. President-Trump appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, allegedly part of the court’s conservative wing, wrote the majority opinion.
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
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PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
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