U.S. Supreme Court Sends Transgender Bathroom Case Back to Lower Court
By Michael Gryboski
March 6, 2017
The United States Supreme Court has decided to return a case regarding a Virginia transgender student born female who wants to use the men’s room back to a lower court.
Last October, the highest court in the nation agreed to hear an appeal in the case of Gloucester County School Board v. Gavin Grimm.
However, in an order issued Monday the Supreme Court sent the transgender lawsuit back to the lower court from which it came.
“The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for further consideration in light of the guidance document issued by the Department of Education and Department of Justice on February 22, 2017,” read the order.
According to SCOTUSblog, a major factor in the high court sending the case back was due to a Fourth Circuit decision being based off of the Obama Administration’s 2015 guidance on allowing transgender students to use the facilities of their choosing. Read the rest of this entry
For a good explanation of what this decision by the High Court means, read the following from the Family Research Council, SCOTUS: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.