You Make a Difference! Our mission and operations are funded entirely by Patriots like you! Please support the 2021 Year-End Campaign now.

Culture Beat / August 4, 2016

SCOTUS Punts on Transgender Bathroom

The Court’s ruling leaves the issue still undecided.

On Wednesday the Supreme Court put a hold on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in the case of transgendered student Gavin Grimm’s demand to access the boy’s bathroom because of her male identification rather than based on her biological sex. The lower court had ruled that a judge’s ruling prohibiting Grimm from accessing the boy’s bathroom was in violation of the Title IX prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex.

SCOTUS’s 5-3 ruling in effect pushed the pause button on the rush to fundamentally change the legal definition of gender and sexuality. The court ruled based on the fact that in this current debate over the issue of transgenderism little legal precedent has yet been established. In fact, if the legal interpretation of male and female were to be recognized not on the basis of biological sex, but upon the basis of individually self-defined identity, then the distinction between the sexes would become ambiguous and essentially arbitrary.

The Supreme Court elected for the time being to “preserve the status quo” until more time can be given to consider the issue. Unfortunately, the Court’s ruling amounts to more of a punt than any kind of decisive statement on the matter. What is at stake for our nation is the very basic fundamental understand of what legally constitutes gender/sexuality. Ironically, if this sexual/gender ambiguity were to become the normal legal definition of gender, then the Title IX prohibitions against gender discrimination would for all practical purposes become irrelevant. For that matter, legally speaking, gender/sexuality itself would become irrelevant. We seem to be moving ever closer to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.