***UPDATE: The review of the Boyertown student privacy lawsuit by the U.S Supreme Court was scheduled for today (Friday, February 22nd). However, the court chose to reschedule consideration of the case. We do not yet have a new date, but will keep you updated. Thank you for your prayers this week on behalf of Alexis Lightcap, the #BoyertownSix and this case. Please keep praying and we will let you know more as soon as additional details become available.
The Boyertown student privacy case, which has been petitioned to the United States Supreme Court, will be “conferenced” on Friday, February 22nd. What this means is that all nine Supreme Court Justices will meet and decide which cases to grant, which to deny, and which to push off to another date.
We would greatly appreciate your prayers for this case before and on Friday, February 22nd. Please pray that the Supreme Court grants this case to be heard and ruled upon.
“Differences between boys and girls matter in places like locker rooms, restrooms, and showers. Schools shouldn’t force students to pretend that those differences don’t exist.” – Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel – Independence Law Center
The Independence Law Center and ADF attorneys filed the petition with the Supreme Court after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled against the students in July, 2018. They are seeking court action to reinstate the school’s prior and longstanding policy so that only biological girls use the girls’ facilities and only biological boys use the boys’ facilities.
“A girl’s privacy doesn’t spring into existence or cease to exist based on what a boy thinks about his gender.” – Jeremy Samek, Senior Counsel – Independence Law Center.
The nine Supreme Court justices are:
- John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice
- Clarence Thomas
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Stephen G. Breyer
- Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
- Sonia Sotomayor
- Elena Kagan
- Neil M. Gorsuch
- Brett M. Kavanaugh
Thank you for your prayers. For more on this importance case, click here.