On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to transgender rights advocates.
The Supreme Court ruled that it will not hear a case brought by gender confused Virginia high school student Gavin Grimm, pictured above with her mother.
Grimm suffers from gender dysphoria, a mental condition in which an individual believes they are a different gender than the one they were born as.
Grimm, who graduates this spring, identifies as a “male” and, with the permission of school officials, began using the boys restroom at her high school in her sophomore year.
After complaints from a few of the parents, the Gloucester County school board adopted a new policy [mandating that students use bathrooms matching their birth sex] on December 9, 2014, by a vote of 6-1.
Grimm lost a discrimination lawsuit in a lower court decision. On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected and remanded the case back to the Fourth District Court for further consideration.
It was a stunning defeat for transgender rights groups who had hoped Grimm’s case would be a benchmark for all future transgender bathroom rights cases in the lower courts at the state level.
The SCOTUS’ decision came on the heels of President Donald Trump’s earlier reversal of ex-President Barack Obama’s mandate to all public schools allowing gender confused boys and girls the right to use the bathrooms that aligned with their gender identities.
LGBT activists had hoped the higher court would adopt Obama’s incorrect interpretation of the 1972 Title IX law to expand “sex discrimination” protection to gender confused individuals.
“This is happening because Trump removed protections that were already in place. I’m mad as hell & you should be too,” tweeted James Michael Nichols, who is “Queer Voices” deputy editor at the gay-run Huffington Post.
Don Blake, chairman and president of the Virginia Christian Alliance, told LifeSiteNews that while gender confused students like Grimm deserve care and compassion, the “Government should not be in the business of normalizing a mental illness, especially through the schools.”
Blake added that from a parent’s perspective, “it is child abuse to enable and encourage a child” like Grimm not to “grow up in her natural gender.”
Confused lesbians like Grimm sometimes choose the transgender lifestyle because their parents outright reject homosexuality.
She avoids conflicting with her parents’ beliefs by identifying as a heterosexual boy.