“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.” – Deuteronomy 22:5
In 2017, Drew Adams, who is a biological female, and who identifies as a male, filed a lawsuit against the St. Johns County School Board when Adams attended Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. because of the district’s bathroom policy. The policy prohibited students from using the bathroom that corresponds to one’s gender identity and requires students to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex.
Adams’ lawsuit centered around the idea that somehow this district policy discriminated against transgender individuals. Thankfully, in a recent 7-4 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the court found that the St. Johns County School Board’s bathroom policy of requiring students to use the bathroom of their biological sex to be constitutional.
The court ruled that this bathroom policy was not discriminatory, nor did it violate federal civil rights law. It furthermore should be stated that this ruling was not only constitutional but also commonsensical.
It is not hard to understand that when individuals are allowed into restrooms of the opposite sex those who are using the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex lose privacy and safety. Hopefully, in 2023 many courts will rise to the occasion and rule righteously and commonsensical pertaining to issues like this one.
LET US PRAY…
Father, thank You, for the righteous ruling of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in upholding St. Johns County School Board’s bathroom policy. Lord, in this new year we pray that courts all over our nation will rule on cases in a way that honors You. Father, may our nation honor Your creation of human beings being made both male and female. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.