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Amicus Brief for “Transgender” Case

ScotusThe USCCB joined a number of other religious organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court for the case Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.

The case involves a “transgender boy” (biological girl), identified as “G.G.,” who seeks to use the boys’ restroom at her public high school. The student sued under Title IX (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex) and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The district court dismissed the case, but the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, ruled in favor of the student. The Gloucester County School Board sought review before the U.S. Supreme Court and received a temporary stay from the high Court that prohibits the student from using the boys’ restroom while the case is on review. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. Other federal lawsuits of the same kind (student vs. school board) are on hold until this case is settled.

The religious organizations on the brief note, “The religious liberty we cherish is threatened by the Fourth Circuit’s decision adopting the Department of Education’s expansion of Title IX beyond any plausible interpretation.” For, “Major religious traditions—including those represented by amici—share the belief that a person’s identity as male or female is created by God and immutable.”

Read the brief here.

2 responses to “Amicus Brief for “Transgender” Case”

  1. Kathleen Goryl says:

    Please see which contains further support for repealing this mandate. The American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists also support this repeal. The mandate does not seem to respect the science that argues against this, the doctors who took the Hippocratic Oath or the patients that this mandate is intended to serve. This mandate perpetrates harm.

  2. The mandate should be repealed. There is no historical precedent for such government coercion into the private lives of its citizens.

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