Originally published November 6 2015
Illinois school discriminated against male student by refusing to let him shower with naked girls, Obama's Education Dept. rules
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Well, it's official: The Obama Department of Education is being run by a bunch of lunatics who have taken the federal agency into the abyss of insanity.
As reported by The New York Times, a public school district in the state of Illinois has been found guilty of violating anti-discrimination laws – now get this – for failing to allow a male transgender student who "identifies as a girl" and "participates on a girls' sports team" to change and shower in the girls' locker room without any restrictions.
So in other words, the rights of one mentally confused boy who doesn't know what sex he is has now taken precedent over the rights of every real female student at the school who has now lost all expectations of privacy (not to mention decency and dignity).
Yes, pretty much.
This should leave you shaking your head in disbelief – and angry enough to want to see it changedThe Times further reported:
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.
As well it should, and every parent of a normal child – yes, a normal child – should be supporting the district's decision to fight. In the meantime, however, Obama's Education Dept. has threatened the school's right to access federal funds (like every other school district in the country). The school district, Township High School District 211, has been given 30 days from early November to reach a solution or face punishment that could consist of an administrative law proceeding, Justice Department action or loss of some or all Title IX funding (which shows just how much the Education Department cares about the rest of the students in this school).
In a letter, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education (did you even know the Education Department has a "civil rights division?") told the school district that its requirement of a transgender student to use a private changing and showering area – a reasonable accommodation if ever there was one – was a violation of the student's rights under Title IX (did you know students have the right to deny the privacy of other students and embarrass them under cover of law?). Federal statutes ban sexual discrimination, but only a Left-wing extremist ideology would interpret those rules to include actually providing one student with special accommodations at the expense of all others.
"All students deserve the opportunity to participate equally in school programs and activities — this is a basic civil right," Catherine Lhamon, the Education Department's assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement. "Unfortunately, Township High School District 211 is not following the law because the district continues to deny a 'female' student the right to use the girls' locker room." [scare quotes added]
So the Obama Dept. of Education is insisting that a young boy be granted unfettered access to naked young girls – and that they should be forced to endure his naked presence as well.
Is it any wonder why our country has become a laughing stock around the world? The lunatics are running the asylum.
Left-wing whacko president and his policies blowing up American societyWhat's even more unbelievable is that the Times reporter also refers to the male student as "she" throughout the story:
The district said she was allowed to change inside the girls' locker room, but only behind a curtain. The student, who has not been publicly identified, has said she would probably use that curtain to change. But she and the federal government have insisted that she be allowed to make that decision voluntarily, and not because of requirements by the district.
Oh, and you read that right – the boy gets to make the decision about whether he wants to dress and undress around naked girls, not the girls, not the school district and not the parents whose tax dollars fund it.
You know, ever since the advent of our modern public school system, teachers and school administrators have been trying to keep boys and girls out of each others' locker rooms (and each have been trying to get a peek into each others' locker rooms). Leave it to the most Left-wing whacko president in our history to blow up that traditional standard.
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