Really, I’m not kidding. Obama’s Department of Education is running rampant on “transgender rights.” The only good thing about this story is it’s happening first in Chicago.
Illinois’ largest high school district violated federal law by barring a transgender student from using the girls’ locker room, authorities declared Monday.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights spent nearly two years investigating Palatine-based Township High School District 211 and found “a preponderance of evidence” that school officials did not comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
The student, who has identified as a girl for a number of years, filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights in late 2013 after she was denied unrestricted access to the girls’ locker room. District and federal officials negotiated for months, and a solution appeared imminent as recently as last week, when the district put up privacy curtains in the locker room.
But talks stalled after school officials said the student would be required to use the private area, as opposed to offering her a choice to use it.
The school may fight the order.
Superintendent Daniel Cates remains adamant that the district is not in violation of the law and warned that the Obama administration’s position “is a serious overreach with precedent-setting implications.”
“The students in our schools are teenagers, not adults, and one’s gender is not the same as one’s anatomy,” Cates said in a statement. “Boys and girls are in separate locker rooms — where there are open changing areas and open shower facilities — for a reason.”
This is an important story for a couple of reasons. First of all, Democrats will use this order to force every school in the nation to open up their shower rooms. I’m old, but I can remember high school. In my little school of about 400, with about 200 guys, I’m pretty sure we’d have had about 200 transgender “girls.” The entire football team would absolutely have been transgender. I know that because I remember the cheerleaders.
The second reason it’s important is that the Gay Mafia just lost a big ballot initiative in Houston that would have insured LBGT “rights.” Houston, by the way, is a liberal city. The Gay Mafia went crazy when opponents of the measure ran this commercial.
The Gay Mafia said this was a blatant lie.
Houston Unites, the coalition advocating for Prop. 1, has called these claims “vulgar and grossly misleading.”
“Nothing in the equal rights ordinance changes the fact that it is — and always will be — illegal to enter a restroom to harm or harass other people,” the group said in response to the August radio ad.
Oh yeah? Tell that to the girls at Township High School District 211.
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