Child Advocacy Group Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools
(Harrisburg) — The United States Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision temporarily blocked the federal court of appeals ruling on the so-called transgender bathroom decision which would have forced the Gloucester County Virginia school district to open its boys bathrooms, locker and shower rooms to a girl who think she is a boy. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide child advocacy group, applauds the decision as they continue their efforts to contact school districts across Pennsylvania advising them they are not legally obligated to change school board policies to allow boys to use the girls’ facilities and vice versa.
“The Supreme Court rightly stopped this crazy ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals from taking effect before school starts. Sadly three of the Justices failed to see the danger of such a ruling by the federal court. The Fourth Circuit, like the Obama Administration, erroneously interpreted the word ‘sex’ in Title IX to include ‘gender identity.’ That was never the intention of the law,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
Those who are confused about who they are — whether they are male or female — are being misled into believing they can change biology. Their XY chromosomes can never change, no matter what surgery they may have or the hormone treatment they may undergo. Sex is not simply “assigned at birth” as transgender activists and their allies are claiming; it is truly in one’s DNA.
The Gloucester County school board intends to file a request to the Supreme Court asking the Court to review the merits of the case and to reverse the federal court decision.
“The AFA of PA will continue our efforts to contact school districts across the Commonwealth, warning them that changing policies to open the girls’ bathrooms, sports, locker and shower rooms to biological boys and vice versa creates unsafe situations for all. School districts that may have students who are confused about their sexuality should address that on a case by case basis. Such students can be safely accommodated without opening the facilities of the opposite sex to them. A reinterpretation of federal law by those in Washington does not change the law — only Congress can do that and they haven’t,” Gramley concluded.
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