US Supreme Court redefines ‘sex’ in federal law


Monday, June 15, 2020

 
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

“Americans must be able to rely on what the law says, and it is disappointing that a majority of the justices were unwilling to affirm that commonsense principle. Redefining ‘sex’ to mean ‘gender identity’ will create chaos and enormous unfairness for women and girls in athletics, women’s shelters, and many other contexts. Civil rights laws that use the word ‘sex’ were put in place to protect equal opportunities for women. Allowing a court or government bureaucrats to redefine a term with such a clear and important meaning undermines those very opportunities—the ones the law was designed to protect.”

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