The Virginia Supreme Court agreed to take up Liberty Counsel’s challenge to the Fairfax County School Board case regarding its illegal policy in which the board added “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to its policy and student handbook.
This is why the Board’s actions are illegal and Liberty Counsel’s case is important. Are we really going to let the government confuse our kids? This adult issue shouldn’t even be talked about around kids.
Virginia follows what is called the “Dillon’s Rule,” which requires that local nondiscrimination laws not be more stringent than the state law. State law does not include “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression.”
The school board act of adding “gender identity, expression and sexual orientation” to the local policy violates state law and harms children. Allowing boys to use private facilities for girls violates the right to privacy and places girls at risk of sexual abuse. Virginia law also requires uniformity throughout the state to avoid a patchwork of conflicting laws at the local level.
The Virginia Supreme Court’s decision to grant the appeal and review the case is very good news! This is a matter of statewide and national concern. The fact that the Virginia Supreme Court decided to take up this case should be a warning to other Virginia school boards and government bodies to back away from following the path of Fairfax County.
The President’s outrageous decree has mushroomed into an extensive legal battleground. It endangers girls by allowing boys to use the girls’ restrooms and other private facilities by merely saying that they “identify” as a girl. It also threatens the revocation of federal educational funding unless K-12 public school districts comply.
With this unlawful and dangerous directive, President Obama has refused to recognize the position of Congress, which has rejected every attempt to add “gender identity” into the law. America’s “First Gay President,” as he is sometimes called, not only circumvented Congress, he is now trying to usurp the rights of the states and micromanage every school district in America!
Liberty Counsel represents Jake Doe, a minor, John and Jane, the parents, and Fairfax County, Virginia resident Andrea Lafferty. This is one of several cases around the country, including another case in Virginia that has been blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court and cases in North Carolina and Texas where federal courts blocked the Obama administration’s LGBT directive to public schools.
I personally want to thank Liberty Counsel for fighting the good fight for people who want to keep their children safe from pedophiles and rapists. Government can not force their will upon people. Most Americans do not want boys and girls sharing bathrooms. What’s your opinion on this subject? I would love to hear from you.
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