The Trump Department of Education has announced that they will no longer fight for bathroom rights for transgenders. They note that Title IX says that sex discrimination is forbidden but not gender identification. They will now turn over bathroom monitoring to the states and local school districts. This is a great new policy. Young girls should not have their privacy and modesty imposed on by an extremely small minority. You should never grant rights a few by taking away the rights of the many.
Department of Education spokesperson Liz Hill said:
“Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, not gender identity.”
“Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”
“In the case of bathrooms, however,” she said, “long-standing regulations provide that separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”
Buzzfeed sought out a former Obama administrator who said:
“Until now, the official position of the Department has been that Title IX protects all students and that they were evaluating how that protection applies to the issue of bathroom access. This new categorical bar of civil rights protection for transgender children required to attend schools every day ignores the text of the law, courts’ interpretation of the law, the stated position of the Department to date, and human decency.”
That is an outright lie. Before Obama transgenders were not allowed to trample the rights of young girls by forcing them to share a changing room with boys. Now, I have never actually seen what goes on in a girls locker room although in the past, I fantasized about it a lot. And I cannot say with utmost certainty that I wouldn’t wear a dress to get inside to find out for myself.