BLOG3 Questions with John Bursch After Arguments at the Supreme Court

By Maureen Collins Posted on: | October 09, 2019

Yesterday, Alliance Defending Freedom vice president of appellate advocacy, John Bursch, argued on behalf of Harris Funeral Homes in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. We caught up with him immediately afterwards to ask a few questions.



1. How did you feel things went in the Court today?

We thought it went very well. The Justices heard our messages that every person has to be able to rely on what the law says. And also that if you redefine “sex” as a matter of federal law it will have adverse consequences for many people.

2. What is the primary principle at stake today?

Nothing less than the meaning of “sex” in federal law. The ACLU wants the Supreme Court to uphold a decision that redefines “sex” to mean something that the law has never meant it to be.

3. How will the outcome of this case affect all Americans?

If the Supreme Court rewrites the law, women will be affected in sports; they’ll be affected in privacy facilities like showers, restrooms, and locker rooms; they’ll be affected in their jobs. In every one of those situations, a man who says that he is a woman would be able to take the woman’s position, enter the woman’s space in the locker room, and take the woman’s place on the sport’s team.


For more information on the Harris Funeral Homes case, follow this link. And for more information on how the outcome of this case will affect you, click here.

Maureen Collins

Web Writer

Maureen has a passion for writing and politics, and her work has appeared on The Federalist and MRCTV.org.

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