Brian Brown, president of National Organization for Marriage sent out an email last night titled: “BREAKING: A win in the Supreme Court.” Brown goes on to write:
News broke late today that the US Supreme Court has blocked a ruling of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals imposing a transgender bathroom policy by interpreting the term "sex" under Title IX of federal law to mean "gender identity."Apparently Brown does not realize that the Court did not make a ruling on the merits—or he is misleading supporters. This was merely a temporary stay allowing the Gloucester County School Board (which does not want to provide trans students with equal access) to file a petition for the case to be heard by the Court. Justice Breyer added a paragraph to the 5-3 decision stating “I vote to grant the application as a courtesy.”
This is a big victory and protects students in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland and comes as students will be heading back to school soon. The ruling is a blow to the Obama administration which has been working overtime to impose the gender ideology of LGBT extremists.
If the Court decides not to hear the case then the stay terminates. If they do choose to hear the case it is likely another 4-4 split which would sustain the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the Obama administration's guidance on Title IX.