Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster
has announced he will support an appeal of a federal court decision ordering public schools to open male and female bathrooms to students of the opposite sex.
Koster says his office will file a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the decision.
The case involves the Gloucester County School District in eastern Virginia. In April the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that public school students are legally entitled to access the restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms "congruent" with their imaginary "gender identity."
In a split 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit panel ruled that the school district policy segregating bathrooms according to biological sex violates Title IX of federal education law. The provisions of Title IX prohibit schools that receive federal funding from discriminating against students based on their gender.
The decision is the latest example of federal judges imposing their personal opinions on the people of our nation in contradiction to the express language of the
law. Title IX and its regulations specifically state that schools are authorized to have separate restrooms and locker rooms for boys and girls.
Attorney General Koster announced that his office will submit an amicus brief supporting the position of the Gloucester County School District. "We believe Missouri school districts are capable of treating all students with dignity and respect while addressing sincerely held privacy concerns. We intend to support the ability of Missouri school districts to form lawful policy on this issue at the local level...," Koster said.
The Attorney General also stated his view that "President Obama was wrong to dictate a national mandate so quickly and unilaterally." Koster is referring to recent renegade actions by federal agencies on the issue of bathroom privacy which are completely unsupported by law, regulation, or precedent.
Early this year, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission issued a "guidance" to school districts insisting that they permit students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that reflected their imaginary "gender identity," or risk the loss of federal education dollars. In May, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch upped the ante in a bizarre press conference in which she pronounced that "an individual's sex consists of multiple factors, which may not always be in alignment."
Lynch announced the release of a joint edict by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Under that lawless edict, public school authorities must allow students to invade the restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms of the opposite sex, or forfeit federal education funding. Lynch decreed that
schools may not adopt "broad generalizations or stereotypes" as to a student's actual gender, and that failure to conform to the policy would constitute the creation of a "hostile [educational] environment."