SCOTUS PUNTS FOR NOW ON TRANSGENDER

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 8, 2017

         THE SUPREME COURT HAS DELAYED A MAJOR DECISION ON SO-CALLED TRANSGENDER RIGHTS. THAT DECISION FOLLOWS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FEDERAL SUPPORT GIVEN BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO A VIRGINIA TEENAGER WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING A LEGAL BATTLE TO USE THE BOY’S RESTROOM. THE TEEN, WHO GOES BY THE NAME GAVIN GRIMM, WAS BORN A GIRL, BUT IDENTIFIES AS MALE.

         A LOWER VIRGINIA COURT MUST NOW DECIDE WHETHER THE CASE FALLS UNDER ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS.

         I ASK THE SAME QUESTION I RAISED WHEN THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WAS LEGAL. WHERE IS THE LINE? WHAT ACTION, OR SELF-PROCLAIMED STATUS, IS TO BE REGARDED AS GOING TOO FAR, ILLEGAL, OR WHAT WE ONCE LABELED IMMORAL? THERE WAS A TIME WHEN SUCH CLAIMS WERE DENIED BASED ON COMMON SENSE, THE CONSTITUTION AND, YES, SCRIPTURE. BUT NOW IT’S EITHER AN OPINION POLL OR PERSONAL PREFERENCE THAT RULES.

         FROM AN ENGANGERED SPECIES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT FORBIDS THE OWNER DEVELOPING HIS LAND, TO GENDER IDENTITY, WE HAVE GONE MAD. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IS TO BE TOLERATED, EXCEPT WHAT GOD SAYS. HE IS NOT TO BE TOLERATED. SO THE SLIDE CONTINUES. THE CONSEQUENCES HAVE ONLY BEGUN. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.