Folks, you can’t tell me this isn’t going too far. I for one am speechless. Here we go…CNN reports “The U.S. Department of Education found a Chicago-area school district discriminated against a transgender student by failing to provide her full access to girls’ locker rooms.
“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.The student who hasn’t been publicly identified participates on a girls’ sports team, but has been required to change and shower separately from her teammates and classmates.”
Wait, how is this a basic civil right? A civil right to be treated as a girl just because you THINK you are?The Weekly Standard says, “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.”
Yes, I’d think most parents would have some concern about a penis being exposed to their daughters in a public high school and being told that’s a “basic civil right,” don’t you?According to CNN, the student (who has not been identified) — although her gender identity seems to be public property — said “This decision makes me extremely happy — because of what it means for me, personally, and for countless others. The district’s policy stigmatized me, often making me feel like I was not a ‘normal person.'”
Um… can I just interject here? According to a study by the leading LGBT demographer at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams Institute, transgender people represent only about 0.3 percent of the U.S. population. Three-tenths of a percent. You cannot tell me that’s normal.
I believe the vast gender-binary majority of Americans really doesn’t give a rat’s behind if someone wants to change their God-given plumbing. But what we DO resent is being told in effect the needs of this tiny minority are greater than our own. And we sure as hell don’t want this forced upon our children.
Oh and by the way, in a related story, our president recently appointed the first openly transgender official, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, who checks off two important boxes because she is both transgender AND of color. She will serve as will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Praising the appointment, the National Center for Transgender Equality issued a statement saying, “President Obama has long said he wants his administration to look like the American people.”Oh really? This is what the American people look like? The three-tenths of a percent of Americans who wished they looked like something else?
Thanks, but no thanks.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]