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MARCH MADNESS: Two Bathroom Usage Cases Before The Courts in Virginia

By March 7, 2017Virginia
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Last Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the lawless act committed by the Fairfax County School Board. The Board illegally added “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to its policy and student handbook.

Virginia is a “Dillon Rule” state, which means local governments cannot enact policies that are not expressly given to them by state government — in this case, by the General Assembly. Because of the “Dillon Rule,” local nondiscrimination laws cannot be more stringent than the state law. Virginia state law does not include “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression.”

Liberty Counsel represented Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty and an unnamed minor and his parents in a lawsuit against the Fairfax County School.

The results of the hearing will come in 45 to 60 days.

Last month, President Trump rescinded the illegal directive from the Obama Administration that sought to impose on all public schools the transgender agenda under Title IX.  As a result of that action, this week the U.S. Supreme Court has sent the Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. bathroom case back to the lower courts.

CWA President Penny Nance applauded the decision by the justices and said,

Concerned Women for America (CWA) has always insisted that the consideration and privacy of young women should not be ignored because of the internal feelings of a few individuals.  Accommodating for those who struggle with issues of transgenderism should not be predicated on the violation of everyone else’s rights.

A confused female student is suing Gloucester County School Board, because they will not allow her to use the boy’s restroom.

The Gloucester School Board voted “no” to students using bathrooms that do not match birth gender but has provided three unisex restrooms that anyone may use. The student, however, alleges that Gloucester County School District’s policy prohibits her from using the boys’ bathroom or locker room and, therefore, violates Title IX.

Title IX was created in a time when women’s sports were not treated equally to men’s sports. Men were given academic opportunities such as scholarships and funding, while women were not. Title IX has nothing to do with gender-confused individuals but with having equal teams and equal opportunities for female athletics.  It is about sex — male and female — and nothing more.

A spiritual battle is raging against God’s Word and God’s design. CWA asks you to pray for Divine Intervention in these two cases, that God’s truth will prevail.

Linda Wall, CWA of Virginia member and the one who provided the research and testimony for CWA’s booklet, Lies vs. Truth at the Rainbow’s End: The Top Nine Lies the Homosexual Revelation is Built Upon and the Truth About God’s Grace.