If there were any lingering questions as to whether or not objective reality could ever intrude on the bubble which surrounds the Obama administration, they should be put to rest now. In one of many “transgender student” bathroom lawsuits currently clogging the nation’s judicial system, the White House has chimed in with a Friend of the Court brief to come out in firm denial of biology and the will of local communities when it comes to social standards. (Mashable)
In a historic show of support for transgender civil rights, the Obama administration filed a legal brief in federal appeals court backing a transgender student’s sex discrimination lawsuit Wednesday.
The friend-of-the-court brief supports a lawsuit filed against Virginia’s Gloucester County School District by 16-year-old Gavin Grimm, a transgender male student who is challenging the district’s ban on students who wish to use restrooms corresponding with their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex. BuzzFeed first reported about the filing.
Grimm appealed to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal district court judge rejected his request for an injunction against the school’s policy, which barred him from using male restrooms. The administration’s filing claims that the district’s policy constitutes sex discrimination and therefore violates Title IX of the Education Act of 1972.
The details of the case will come as old hat to anyone who has been following the evolution of such cases in recent years. A young girl was likely encouraged by her parents to believe that she was actually a boy, began going by a new, male name and dressing like a boy as well. She then issued the usual demand we see every time, insisting that she should be able to use the boy’s bathrooms and other gender specific facilities. The school, in an effort to keep things on a some sort of even keel, offered to let her use a single stall, uni-sex bathroom, but that wasn’t good enough for her or her parents. She had to impose her “choice” on everyone else in the school and use the boy’s room contrary to school policy. A federal district court judge (amazingly) refused to intervene and stop the school from enforcing their policy and the case has headed to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Now the Obama administration is wading into the fight on the girl’s behalf. Perhaps they took issue with the fact that this school chose to grapple with reality and identify confused children such as Ms. Grimm as having ‘gender identity issues‘ rather than pretending that they are something they’re not. They also refused to enforce the acceptance of one child’s “rights” at the expense of everyone else in the community. That’s unthinkable in today’s PC culture and the SJW was quickly on the march in support of Grimm’s claim.
Perhaps my memory is getting fuzzy in my declining years, but I thought that the Democrats prided themselves on being the Party of Science and insist that the GOP is the home of the Science Deniers. What ever happened to that? Identifying the gender of a child is not much of a trick unless they unfortunately fall into the roughly .05% of live babies born as hermaphrodites. (I am assured that the PC term is “intersex” now, so take that as you will.) It’s not a question of what you look like or how you dress or cut your hair. It’s not even totally dependent on the physical appearance of your genitals (which can be surgically altered) so much as the fact that it’s coded into your genes. And if you do fall into that tiny percentage where the chromosome structure has its wires crossed, that’s not an alternate lifestyle. It’s a genetic mutation. This is all just science, but apparently the Obama administration is choosing to be selective when it comes to believing in science depending which way the PC winds are blowing at the moment.