Sunday, January 01, 2023

Court Rules that Schools can Separate Bathrooms

Politico reports:
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida school district’s policy of separating school bathrooms based on biological sex is constitutional.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its 7-4 decision on Friday, ruling that the St. Johns County School Board did not discriminate against transgender students based on sex, or violate federal civil rights law by requiring transgender students to use gender-neutral bathrooms or bathrooms matching their biological sex.

The court’s decision was split down party lines, with seven justices appointed by Republican presidents siding with the school district and four justices appointed by Democratic presidents siding with Drew Adams, a former student who sued the district in 2017 because he [she, a girl] wasn’t allowed to use the boys restroom.

I am trying to understand the Democrat reaoning. Here is the court opinion.

Here are the arguments.

  • The court can say that a boy has a constituional right to use the girls bathroom, without ending sex-separated bathrooms.

  • The school did prove the necessity of sex-separated bathrooms.

  • School policy could be hard to enforce, in some far-fetched hypothetical cases.

  • Transgender students are just like Black slaves, and we must forever try to remedy whatever bad feelings they might have.

    Ann Coulter explains Gays, You’re Not Black. These race analogies are pretty sick.

    These Democrat arguments are so foolish that is is hard to believe that they are sincere. I think that there is some other reason that Democrats are so eager to sexually groom teenagers.

    One of the Democrat judges says:

    Today, a majority of my colleagues labels Adams as unfit for equal protection based on his transgender status.

    To start, the majority opinion simply declares—without any basis—that a person’s “biological sex” is comprised solely of chromosomal structure and birth-assigned sex. So, the majority opinion concludes, a person’s gender identity has no bearing on this case about equal protection for a transgender boy. The majority opinion does so in disregard of the record evidence—evidence the majority does not contest—which demonstrates that gender identity is an immutable, biological component of a person’s sex.

    Sex is immutable. This child was born a girl, and is still a girl. She claims to be "trans", meaning that she is changing what she considers to be her gender identity. If so, then her preferred gender identity is mutable. She is changing it. Her sex is immutable.

    Florida law is letting her use bathrooms according to her immutable characteristics. She can also use a private gender-neutral bathroom. This judge saying that her trans identity is immutable is just crazy.

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