The decision finally acknowledged what feminists have been saying for years: “Transgender” identification is neither an immutable status nor an oppressed class
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided last week to uphold two similar laws in Kentucky and Tennessee that ban giving puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital surgery to minors for the purpose of “gender affirmation.”
In a major win for women and girls, the judge scolded the ACLU, Lambda Legal, the Department of Justice, and the multiple “large law firms” who joined them for attempting to paint trans-identified people as a politically powerless group and protected class:
“The President of the United States and the Department of Justice support the plaintiffs. A national anti-discrimination law, Title VII, protects transgender individuals in the employment setting. Fourteen States have passed laws specifically allowing some of the treatments sought here. Twenty States have joined an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs. The major medical organizations support the plaintiffs. And the only large law firms to make an appearance in the case all entered the controversy in support of the plaintiffs. These are not the hallmarks of a skewed or unfair political process” (pg. 34)
The court ruled that the U.S Constitution does not grant trans-identified people a due process right to experimental drugs or any special rights under the Equal Protection Clause simply because of how they identify.