Alabama Joined 20 States Calling on High Court to Hear Transgender Case


(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange welcomed a decision recently by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case in which a Virginia high school was forced to allow access to school restrooms based on gender preference, not the sex of the student.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to hear this important case follows the Court’s August 3 decision which stayed a lower court ruling that would have forced a Virginia school to abide by the Obama administration’s transgender restroom access order,” said Attorney General Strange.

“Taken together, the Supreme Court’s actions are an indication that it could eventually overturn the illegal transgender school restroom order and restore control of such decisions to parents and local school districts rather than Washington social experimenters.

“The federal transgender directive to public schools in Alabama and across the nation is based on a legally erroneous interpretation of federal law and will not stand up to legal scrutiny.”

Alabama joined 20 other states in filing an amicus brief in late September calling upon the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of Gloucester County School Board v G.G. Earlier this month a federal district court in Texas reaffirmed a nationwide stay it imposed against the transgender order at the request of Alabama and 12 other states currently suing the Obama administration.

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