Supreme Court's Transgender Decision Is 'Good News,' Stops Boys and Girls Showering Together 03/07/2017

Tony Perkins of the conservative Family Research Council says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to return to a lower court a case regarding a transgender student born female who wants to use boys' bathrooms at school is "good news" for those opposed to boys and girls showering together.

"In light of [former President Barack] Obama's edict being withdrawn and this case now remanded, we are cautiously optimistic that the Fourth Circuit Court of appeals will reverse itself," he added.

"As the Fourth Circuit stated in its earlier opinion, it would 'leave policy formulation to the political branches,' for 'the weighing of privacy interests or safety concerns' was not to be left 'to the courts.'"

The Supreme Court had initially agreed to hear an appeal in the case of Gloucester County School Board v. Gavin Grimm, which concerns Gimms' lawsuit against the Virginia public school and its policy requiring students to use facilities corresponding to their birth sex.

On Monday, the highest court decided to return the case back to the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, however, given that President Donald Trump's administration has overturned Obama's guidance, thus changing the legal landscape for the case.


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