The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to redefine “sex” under federal law.
Nebraska Family Alliance filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court for Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in opposition to redefining the word “sex.” Today we learned that by a 6-3 decision, Justices Gorsuch, Roberts, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan have put the privacy, safety, and equal opportunities of women at risk.
The Supreme Court’s decision relied on judicial activism to change what the law says.
Redefining “sex” to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” is a loss for freedom of conscience and fails to protect equal opportunities for women and girls, especially in athletics and women’s shelters.
Redefining “sex” to mean “gender identity” causes big problems:
- It undermines equal opportunities for women. Males identifying as female will take women’s places on athletic teams and on the award podium.
- It jeopardizes bodily privacy rights of women by forcing organizations to open women’s shelters, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers to men who say they are women.
- It puts employers in unfair situations by forcing them to engage in the very stereotypes the law is supposed to condemn.
Biology is not bigotry. While all people are equal, men and women are not the same.
Just as all Americans must be treated with dignity and respect, all Americans must be able to rely on what the law says. It is disappointing that a majority of the justices were unwilling to affirm that common sense principle.
Since 1988, Nebraska Family Alliance has been at the forefront of defending religious liberty and the freedom to live, work, and raise a family according to your deeply held beliefs. Ultimately, the Supreme Court’s decision makes our work of defending religious liberty and freedom more essential than ever before.
As Nebraska’s family policy council, Nebraska Family Alliance seeks the good of our neighbors by advocating for public policy that reflects the truth of the Gospel.
We endeavor to create a Nebraska where God is honored, families are strengthened, life is cherished, and religious freedom flourishes. We value your prayers as we continue our work to be a voice for family, freedom, and life at the intersection of the church and government.