If you’re a boy and you want to say you’re a girl Barack Obama’s bureaucratic minions (at his behest, of course) think you should have “unfettered access” to girls locker rooms.
It’s not just girls, it’s a war on decency and sanity too. From the New York Times
Federal education authorities, staking out their firmest position yet on an increasingly contentious issue, found Monday that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl and participates on a girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions.
Education officials said the decision was the first of its kind on the rights of transgender students, which are emerging as a new cultural battleground in public schools across the country. In previous cases, federal officials had been able to reach settlements giving access to transgender students in similar situations. But in this instance, the school district in Palatine, Ill., has not yet come to an agreement, prompting the federal government to threaten sanctions. The district, northwest of Chicago, has indicated a willingness to fight for its policy in court.
The Education Department gave 30 days to the officials of Township High School District 211 to reach a solution or face enforcement, which could include administrative law proceedings or a Justice Department court action. The district could lose some or all of its Title IX funding.
Note, this is not a judge ordering this. These are hack vassals out of Obama’s education bureaucracy making this ruling. I’m sure in the forest-slaughtered piles of papers that contain the rules of government there’s a line somewhere that says they have the power to do this…but they shouldn’t.
This is another example of the nameless, faceless bureaucracy handing down another “do as I say not as I do” ruling. Anyone who thinks this is wrong need only answer one question. Would Barry be OK with any transgender boy undressing with, and potentially showering with Sasha and Malia?
Actually, I don’t know…maybe…
Would you be ok with your daughter being in such a situation?
What about what the girls themselves think of all of this? (notice we’re not seeing girls demanding to use boys locker rooms?)
Privacy isn’t the only thing to consider, there’s also this…
Aside from the questions of propriety and privacy, this ruling also seems to codify the idea that “transgender students” can compete on the sports teams designated for the opposite gender rather than their own birth gender. This just brings back memories of Renee Richards, who “transitioned” from being a man to a woman and then proceeded to crush the competition in women’s professional tennis despite being a mediocre at best competitor in the men’s ranks.
That brings a whole new meaning to “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”
At this point it’s safe to say that if the Twilight Zone was real its inhabitants would have a horror show starring us.
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