A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a policy prohibiting a transgender student from using the boys’ restroom at a Virginia high school is discriminatory.
Gloucester County school created a unisex bathroom for transgender students.
But Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old who was born female and identifies as male, sued the school because she claims the only restroom she/he/it can use “in peace” is the boys’ restroom.
From Daily Caller:
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a school district in rural, coastal Virginia cannot ban a female student from boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms because the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title IX allows students who call themselves transgender to choose their own bathrooms.
The student at the center of the lawsuit, Gavin Grimm, attends Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Va.
The reason school officials prevented Grimm from using facilities reserved for boys on campus is because Grimm was born a girl and by all accounts remains a girl.
In December 2014, by a 6-to-1 vote, the Gloucester school board refused to allow Grimm to use boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms. The board had received complaints from dozens of irate parents because the then-16-year-old female student had been using the boys’ facilities for seven weeks or so.
To placate Grimm, the school district paid to build a number of unisex, single-person bathrooms for all students — including Grimm — to use.
Grimm was unsatisfied. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, she and her parents sued the school district under Title IX, a comprehensive 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
“I just want to use the restroom in peace,” Grimm declared in a June 2015 ACLU press release obtained by the Washington Blade, America’s oldest gay-oriented newspaper. “Since the school board passed this policy I feel singled out and humiliated every time I need to use the restroom.”
A U.S. District Court judge ruled against Grimm in the fall.
“Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and not on the basis of other concepts such as gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation,” the judge ruled, according to Richmond, Va. CBS affiliate WTVR.
However, a three-judge Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled on Tuesday that the district court failed to obey the U.S. Department of Education interpretation of Title IX. President Barack Obama’s Education Department has determined that Title IX requires that transgender students must be able to use the bathroom they feel like their gender identity best matches.
Grimm could have easily resorted to using the unisex bathrooms provided in peace.
Instead this she wants to disrupt everything by using the male bathroom because using private bathrooms “violates her human rights.”
She is only at ease when changing clothes and showering with boys.
Using the bathroom of her biological sex causes reality to intrude on her delusions and, according to progressives, our responsibility as good citizens is to enable their delusion.
There are about a mere 700,000 transgender individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population.
Yet, the federal government is violating our privacy and placing females at risk of rape and assault in restrooms in order to accommodate the perceived wishes of a very small number of people.