Judge allows suit against trans use of opposite sex restrooms; says no right to ‘visual bodily privacy’

Judge allows suit against trans use of opposite sex restrooms; says no right to ‘visual bodily privacy’
Girls' locker room (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Guess the Founders — and the courts for the last 230 years — didn’t foresee the need to locate a right to visual bodily privacy in the Constitution.  Granted, it was probably hard to imagine America descending into utter lunacy.]

Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the school district that adopted the Obama-era transgender policy permitting boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.

However, the judge informed the girls, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), that, “[s]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list.” …

Alonso did not allow all the claims of the plaintiffs to move forward. He threw out the students’ argument made in the case that they have the right to “bodily privacy,” saying that right refers to physically being touched by others, “not visual bodily privacy.”

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Additionally, the judge dismissed the students’ claim that parents’ right to direct their children’s education applies in this case. Alonso said that right refers only to parents’ choice of type of education or schooling.

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