Tuesday, July 12, 2016

4th Circuit Bitch Slaps Gloucester County Yet Again

Gavin Grim
As this blog has noted on numerous occasions now at this point, the Gloucester County School Board is obsessed with prostituting itself to local Christofascist and squandering tax payer dollars in the process.  After losing twice before before U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the school board had the gall/idiocy to ask that court to stay its ruling against the school board and in favor of Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student while the school board prepares to appeal the case to the United States Supreme Court.   Today, the 4th Circuit said no - basically, hell no.  Unless the U.S. Supreme Court (i) takes the appeal and (ii) stays the 4th Circuit order, come September, 2016, the Gloucester County schools must accommodate the restroom need of Gavin Grim and any other transgender students, like it or not. The summary ruling of the 4th circuit is here via Equality Case Files.

As noted previously, it is a shame that the school board members are not required to personally reimburse the school division for all of the taxpayer dollars squandered in this effort to grant special deference to the animus of Christofascists.  The entire episode demonstrates why Gloucester County, Virginia, remains a backwater where ignorance and bigotry are celebrated by far too many citizens. 

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