53 Companies Back Transgender Teen in SCOTUS Fight

, The National Law Journal


Major technology companies and other businesses, warning of the negative business consequences of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a transgender boy's sex discrimination claim, on Thursday stepped into a simmering controversy that pits them against the Trump administration.

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What's being said

  • Don

    Solution is simple: Instead of calling them "Men‘s" and "Women‘s" restrooms/showers (which the Left claims is judgmental), call them "Penis" rooms and "Vagina" rooms. That way it‘s an easy call which one to use no matter what sex you are or think you are, and no one will be offended or threatened by seeing a sexual organ other than ones similar to their own.

  • stiano

    When will we get back to the freedom FROM religion that the Framers intended? People here and elsewhere who argue against legal rights for others whose lifestyles they disagree with on religious grounds a) are fakers, when it comes to claims of Godliness; and b) are "Our American Taliban" and need to be stopped, as their very assertion of influence is a violation of our Constitution. Plus they‘re sorry excuses for Americans and human beings.

  • John V. Parker

    If the Supreme Court decides against Trump I know for a fact that America is doomed to go to hell! I am very hopeless because of the stupid judges (Oh God Please Help Me). I am very concern about my company pet vacuum lab

  • John Smith

    Among the many reasons legislatures don‘t make laws is that legislators are comfortable in knowing that courts adjust, at least over time, the legislators‘ dereliction of duty.

  • Publicus

    The law firms get involved because they see this as a way to get more business from the LGBTQ community. The corporations doe it because their CEO‘s are afraid of demonstrations in front of their offices and the resultant bad publicity. The law firms and the corporations both do it because their leaders want bragging rights at the toney wine and cheese parties they expect to get invited to. There is absolutely nothing noble being done here.

  • Lawrence

    When will Orlando happen again, these companies fight for Muslims and Homosexuals, the former hates the latter

  • David

    But it IS political. Nothing about prior law prevents any of these companies from treating people the way they want. This case is about using the power of government to force their preferences on others.

  • Cheryl D. Uzamere

    Unless you are Jehovah God, and you possess the right to exercise the power of life and death over others, a person‘s sexuality, gender and/or claim to gender is none of another person‘s business. While I may have discomfort with regard to what appears to me to be an unnatural way of life, there is nowhere in the Bible or other religious books that allows me to behave in any manner less than a loving, caring manner to others -- whether they be straight, gay, bisexual or transgender. A transgender person has as much right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as do I . . .

  • DGR

    This is how you destroy the constitution by stating that one person‘s rights prevail over another‘s. If I have a right to use the shower I identify with, then my "right" to determine my identity is deemed more important than the other person‘s privacy. That is a very slippery slope for the constitution. Rights will be inalienable unless someone else‘s feelings are hurt?

  • valda jean combs

    I would think lawyers would stand in the gap for marginalized people, no matter how large or small the population. It‘s most unfortunate this is not the case. Were lawyers to lead towards justice, rather than follow their basest instincts, we would be respected instead of the butt of jokes.

  • Darby

    Wow. I‘m taken aback by the nasty comments I‘ve read here. I fully support the corporations‘ stance to make private and public places friendly to all people. I believe they are doing it as a business decision, but it doesn‘t matter, they‘re doing the right thing. I‘m sure a lot of people who have written the ignorant, negative comments would also love to bring back "colored" and "white" bathrooms.

  • Jerry

    HR Dept states the "situation" quite clearly. Assisting mentally people doesn‘t help the individual or society.

  • H.R. Department

    Transgenders comprise barely 0.3 percent of the adult population, so these 53 companies‘ claims about a SCOTUS decision on the use of public school bathrooms and showers possibly having a negative impact on their recruitment of top talent is absurd. In fact, such a decision could make it easier to recruit top talent to states that won‘t be tyrannized by an infinitesimally tiny minority and its leftwing politician and media promoters. Surely many top-talent parents of school-age kids would be thrilled to relocate from crazy-blue queer states to more tradition-bound red states.

  • Bruce Pestell

    I‘ve had your limit of emails! I‘m unsubscribing and blocking.

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