The Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of allowing a Pennsylvania school district’s policy that allows students to claim transgender status and allows them to use the opposite sex locker rooms. In that case, the suit was brought by a student forced to change in the locker room with the opposite sex.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review and reverse the decision of the Third Circuit. Tyler & Bursch filed an amicus brief in support of the request for review. The brief was written by our co-counsel Greg Teufel, a Pennsylvania attorney.
We filed our brief on behalf of a gentleman named Walt Heyer (pictured at left) who sought to transition and identify as a female, had a surgical procedure, and later transitioned back to his biological status. He has since established a ministry to help prevent other individuals struggling with gender dysphoria from attempting to identify as the opposite sex.
You may have recently heard about or read Walt Heyer’s article regarding the heartbreaking Texas child custody case where a mom dresses her six year old boy as a girl and threatens the father with losing his son if he does not agree.
Below are a few excerpts from our brief and you can read it in its entirety HERE.
“[T]he School District’s policy does not serve the interest of protecting students with gender identity issues but rather harms them.”
“Doctors admit they do not know which children will remain gender-dysphoric into adulthood, yet they condone gender identity change, socially and medically, for youth. This is child abuse.”
“The proponents of gender identity theory claim that gender transition, whether social, medical, or both, is the answer that will solve all of the problems of those who suffer from gender dysphoria. Yet, studies show that two-thirds of people with gender dysphoria also have other co-existing psychological disorders, which if treated, could ease or eliminate the gender distress without the need for social gender transition, surgery or cross-sex hormones.”
“Today, the politically correct response expected from adults, especially parents, is to affirm the child in the desired gender. But affirmation gives young people false hope that they can really become a different sex. It is a lie—a lie told with compassionate motives, but a lie nonetheless. Lying is not compassion.”
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Our Orange County press conference denouncing the Assembly Bill that would take away choice was held this week at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in Santa Ana amidst the noisy efforts of LGBT protesters who refuse to accept that God can change lives.
This bill’s hostility toward consenting adults who have chosen to live a life in accordance with their faith and identity as a Christian will prohibit them from purchasing supportive books or from obtaining supportive counseling for their unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.
During the press conference, we heard from several compelling men and women of varying ethnicities who are former homosexuals, former lesbians and same-sex attracted. They told about their own life-changing experiences and how, through the love and support of the church and the power of the Holy Spirit, they have benefited by the very services AB 2943 intends to ban.
One such young man was Florida Pulse Nightclub survivor Luis Javier Ruiz, who told us that, instead of living with pain and depression, he has found joy in the love of Jesus Christ and freedom from homosexuality! Another was 28 year old Southern California seminary student Neal Hardin, who says that his identity is more than just his sexuality. “My identity is that I am a Christian!”
View the video to hear Advocates attorney, Robert Tyler explain why this dangerous and unconstitutional bill must not be allowed to become law. Watch as black, brown, and white former homosexuals and church leaders representing over 700 pastors from throughout California speak out against AB 2943.
Plainly put, Assembly Bill 2943 (Evan Low, D-San Jose, LGBT Caucus) violates free speech, promotes viewpoint discrimination and denies the right to choose. It is scheduled to be heard by the State Senate Judiciary Committee on June 12, 2018.
If you’re in California and you don’t want to live in a state that makes it illegal for someone to seek help from books and counselors of their choice – a state that denies Christians the right to choose their identity in Christ, not their sexuality, please take a moment to find your State Senator and call and ask them to vote NO on AB 2943.
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