WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the controversial issue of transgender rights, and will consider a Virginia school district’s challenge to Obama administration guidelines requiring that schools allow transgender students to use restrooms matching their chosen gender, rather than birth gender.
A federal appeals court ruled in April for high school student Gavin Grimm in one of several lawsuits challenging the Department of Education rule. The case is likely to be heard by April and decided by late June.
In preparation for the hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts told The Adobo Chronicles that he has ordered the SC building administrator to begin constructing genderless bathrooms outside the court chambers so that the justices will not be perceived as biased towards either the transgender or straight communities.
If the justices rule in favor of Grimm, the bathrooms will remain permanent. Otherwise, they will be de-constructed after the court issues its ruling.