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October 28, 2016

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SCOTUS Has Chance to Reverse Federal Meddling in School Bathrooms

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to take up G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board marks another opportunity for the justices to roll back massive federal government overreach, says Roger Severino, Director of The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society.

“The Supreme Court has the chance to rein in an executive branch that has once again gone around our laws and the will of the people in violation of the Constitution,” Severino says.

The Department of Education went so far as to say that reasonably accommodating transgender students with private facilities was itself discriminatory, Severino notes. “Incredibly, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said it was required to defer to the administration’s backwards and bizarre rewriting of the law and effectively handed its gavel to the Department of Education.”

“Across America, schools have been able to address student concerns sensitively and fairly. The last thing they need is a one-sided mandate from the federal government that jeopardizes student privacy,” he adds.

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