The U.S. Department of Education found that a Chicago-area school district discriminated against a transgender student by failing to provide him with full access to the girls’ locker rooms, specifically, the showers.
The student, who has not been identified, participates on a girls’ sports team and so far has been required to change and shower separately from his female teammates and classmates, and rightly so. Regardless of him thinking he is a girl, he has a penis and does not belong in the shower with young girls.
According to the Obama administration, transgender rights trump everyone else’s so the girls have to shower with him. I wonder how Barack and Michelle Obama would feel if this were their daughters being told they have to shower with a man.
A Chicago-area school district violated anti-discrimination laws by denying a transgender student full access to the girl’s locker room, federal authorities said, the latest inquiry to side with students who feel discriminated against by school policies.
The finding against Township High School District 211 concerns only one of numerous complaints of discrimination made by transgender students.
“All students deserve the opportunity to participate equally in school programs and activities — this is a basic civil right,” Assistant U.S. Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon said in a statement Monday.
John McCormack, with the The Weekly Standard said that the case out of Illinois is the latest controversy since the Obama administration’s Department of Justice and Department of Education have ruled that anatomically male teenagers who think they’re girls have the right to shower and change clothes in girls’ locker rooms.
In September, 150 students in Missouri walked out of their high school to protest the school’s policy on transgender rights. As David French of National Review wrote at the time: “The controversy exploded after a girl at the school reported encountering an ‘intact male’ in the locker room. Exposing a penis to girls in a public high school is generally considered an act of sexual harassment, not part of the sexual revolution.”
The district has been given 30 days to reach a solution or face enforcement, which could mean the loss of Title IX funding. The federal law bans sexual discrimination.