Last year, Andrea Lafferty, the president of those Hate Groups with the sweet names—this one being the Traditional Values Coalition—and a student identified as “Jack Doe,” filed a lawsuit against the Fairfax County School District after the school board voted to add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to its non-discrimination policy.
Clearly, Lafferty and “Doe” are not fans of non-discrimination; they argued that the policy is unlawful because such protections aren't included in state law.
Well, last week the Virginia Supreme Court basically told Andrea and “Jack” to take a seat, because the court upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the lawsuit. The Supreme Court said Lafferty and “Jack Doe” lacked standing to bring the challenge, saying the student's "general distress" over the non-discrimination policy isn't enough to allow him to bring a lawsuit against the school.
In the Age of _____, the age of people who are different, either in orientation or gender identity, being treated as “less than” this is a big win.
Equality; acceptance; understanding.
Andrea Lafferty’s little Hate Club was
“While the Fairfax Country School Board temporarily dodged the issue, new developments in the application of this unlawful policy may result in a new suit. There is no doubt the school board intends to enforce this policy. Liberty Counsel is not finished fighting for the safety of Jack Doe and public school students in Fairfax County. We are exploring all possible avenues to further challenge these policies and are confident that we will prevail when the courts reach the merits of these challenges.”
Take a seat, Mat, and chalk this loss alongside the Kim Davis fiasco.
You are not going to take us back to Hate no matter how hard you try.
We are not going back.