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Supreme Court of Virginia

Virginia Supreme Court Sidesteps Ruling on Important Case Due to a Technicality

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

The Virginia Supreme Court sidestepped the merits of the case involving the LGBT policy in Fairfax County. They dismissed the case based on what’s called standing. We’ll be talking about it and talking about what’s the next step in this case and others like it.

Mat Staver: The Virginia Supreme Court had before it a case involving Lafferty v. Fairfax County School Board. It was involving a school board in northern Virginia that took an unlawful action. It’s clear that once we ever get to the merits of this case, we’ll ultimately win this case. We just need to get beyond the standing issue.

What the school board did is they added sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to its policy and student handbook. that’s in clear contravention of state law which says you can’t do that. You can’t add additional categories of non-discrimination if they’re not in the state law. And none of these are in the state law. And so they clearly violated it. The question is…



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