Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Regarding Transgender Bathroom Policies in Schools

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to intervene in a case that could have potentially set a nationwide precedent on the question of transgender bathroom policies in school districts.

As ABC News reports, the case in question stems from an Indiana public school district, the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, which is located about 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis. Most recently, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous order determining that biological females can use the male restroom, and vice-versa. A similar ruling was made by the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, while the appeals court in Atlanta ruled against such policies

The Supreme Court rejected the case without comment. A hearing and ruling on the matter would have ultimately sought to determine whether or not such policies are in violation of the Constitution or federal law.

However, in her ruling from the 7th Circuit, Judge Diane Wood admitted that the Supreme Court would most likely have to get involved, saying that “litigation over transgender rights is occurring all over the country, and we assume that at some point the Supreme Court will step in with more guidance than it has furnished so far.”

The question of transgenderism burst into the mainstream in the year 2021, fueled primarily by parents finally witnessing the spread of pro-transgender propaganda in schools as a result of “remote” learning due to the Chinese Coronavirus lockdowns. A grassroots nationwide movement of school board protests started that same year, and culminated in the red wave in Virginia and other elections in November of 2021, driven primarily by the school issue.

Since then, while conservatives have swept many school boards and other local jurisdictions and have since cracked down on transgenderism, districts that remain blue have doubled down and further promoted transgenderism, from bathroom policies to efforts to deliberately hide a child’s “transition” from their own parents.

The widespread backlash to transgenderism has also led to greater violence from the “trans” community, including two recent school shootings carried out by suspects who identified as transgender: One in Nashville, Tennessee in March of 2023, and another in Perry, Iowa earlier this month.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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