Justice Ginsburg, a Woman Isn’t a ‘Demiboy’

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By Ashley E. McGuire,

from The Wall Street Journal,

If the Supreme Court redefines ‘sex’ to include ‘gender identity,’ the female sex will suffer.

Should the legal meaning of “sex” be changed? That’s what the Supreme Court will consider Tuesday when it hears oral arguments in the cases of Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Bostock v. Clayton County. Should the justices decide to broaden the meaning of sex, it would spell disaster for women.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who popularized the phrase “on the basis of sex,” wrote in 1975: “Separate places to disrobe, sleep, perform bodily functions are permitted, in some situations required, by regard for individual privacy.” Today she and her colleagues are confronted with the question: Can a women still claim a right to privacy on the basis of her sex?

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