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Breyer joins conservative justices in telling 17-year-old girl she's a girl
No men's room for her. For now.
How insane have we become when it's major news that one - count him, one - liberal Supreme Court Justice is willing to kinda sorta almost acknowledge that a 17-year-old girl doesn't stop being a girl just because she says she wants to? Pretty darn insane, and actually Steven Breyer didn't even do that yesterday. He did join his conservative colleagues in a 5-3 ruling that declines to order the Gloucester County school board to let "Gavin" Grimm use the men's room. But according to Reuters, Breyer "he did so as a courtesy to preserve the status quo until the Supreme Court has a chance to consider the subject more fully."
Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of Gavin Grimm, 17, to challenge the Gloucester County School Board's bathroom policy, which requires transgender students to use alternative restroom facilities.
A lawyer for Grimm, Joshua Block, said he and his client were disappointed by the order and "disappointed that Gavin is going to have to begin another school year being stigmatized and separated from his peers as a result of this policy."
The school board in coastal Gloucester County, about 140 miles (225 km) south of Washington, D.C., welcomed the decision.
"The board continues to believe that its resolution of this complex matter fully considered the interests of all students and parents in the Gloucester County school system," the board said in a statement.
The eight-member Supreme Court voted 5-3 to stay the lower court's order. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would have denied the school board's request that it be able to block a student from exercising choice in use of a bathroom, according to the order.
The order was not a final ruling on the subject. Instead, it rewound the fight to where it was in April before a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, ruled in Grimm's favor.
Notice how the media have bought so completely into this "transgender" nonsense that they now simply refer to "transgender people" by the name and gender they want to use, without even telling you what name and gender they were born with. Presumably "Gavin" was given a girl's name at birth, but as far as Reuters is concerned, that's now completely irrelevant. So the people who put "terrorism" in scare quotes because "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" (yes, they really say that) present "transgender people" as whatever they say they are with no qualifiers whatsoever.
Anyway, it sounds to me like this temporary stay is no real cause for celebration. Breyer sounds like he's ready to jump to the other side when a final ruling is made, but for whatever reason wanted to see SCOTUS hold a full hearing on the matter before doing so, rather than just going up or down on an appeals court ruling.
By the way, I seriously doubt that the teenage boys of Gloucester County would care one way or the other if a confused girl came into their bathroom. That sort of concern mainly works in the other direction. But the real scandal here is that a young woman who needs help for a psychological disorder will be denied that help while lawyers, politicians and judges indulge her delusions in the service of their own cultural agenda.
You don't get to pick your own gender. God picks it. You deal with it. This notion that you become whatever you "identify" with is one of the most illogical things I've ever heard, and the fact that it's gained such societal acceptance only show that this nation is rapidly going insane.