St. Johns County, Florida — September 16, 2021. As the modern sexual agenda gains momentum and increases its prominence throughout many facets of life, Christians need to stand firm and defend the truth regarding sex and gender. CRE is defending the realities of biological sex with a friend of the court brief on behalf of Walt Heyer for the case of Drew Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County.
Walt Heyer is a former transgender person who detransitioned back to his original male sex after his gender transition worsened his depression and delayed the appropriate medical treatment for his gender dysphoria. St. Johns County School District, for safety and privacy reasons, maintains separate bathrooms and other private facilities based on students’ biological gender. But transgender activists sued the school district, insisting that distinguishing between biological genders – as opposed to perceived gender – is discriminatory. The Florida school district narrowly lost at the district court level and the Eleventh Circuit panel, but the appeals court viewed the case worthy of an en banc review by the entire judiciary of the Eleventh Circuit. CRE’s brief argues the school district is acting in the best interest of all its students in recognizing the realities of biological sex. Oral arguments in the case will be heard in the Eleventh Circuit on February 21, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.
“It is vital St. Johns County Schools maintain separate bathrooms to protect their students,” said CRE Chief Counsel Nate Kellum. “It is our hope that the Eleventh Circuit judges will stand for truth, safety, and common sense and continue to protect the children of St. Johns county.”