We have been told that anti-transgender nutjobs won the day in Houston by running a fear mongering campaign that distorted the truth. We were told that a commercial showing a man in a girl's bathroom was a misleading scare tactic. These accusations have been promoted as truth in much of the mainstream media coverage. However, receiving significantly less coverage is the fact that the Obama administration is pushing for a high school boy (who says he's a girl but still reportedly has all the boy parts) to shower and change in the same locker room as the girls. In fact, the Obama administration is so vehement that this must happen that they are actually threatening pulling federal funding from a school district in Illinois for refusing.
I'll give you the back story here. A young man who insists he's a girl filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR)against Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ilinois because he was upset that he wasn't been allowed to change and shower with the girls after swim class or after basketball practice.
To be clear, the school district has bent over backwards to accommodate the young man. He is called the girl name he calls himself by teachers and aministrators and allowed to play on the girl's basketball team. But the girls on the team didn't feel comfortable showering and changing with him so they asked him to change and shower in his own private bathroom and changing areas. But he felt excluded. I don't mock his feelings. Understandably, this young man is very confused and probably feeling very isolated. These are very real feelings. But aren't the girls who feel uncomfortable with this also understandably uncomfortable?
So the school district actually allowed him into the girls locker room but asked him to change behind a curtain. But even that wasn't good enough. The OCR investigated the complaint and recommended...more curtains! Yup. That was their ingenious response. While the young man has been asked by the district to change in a curtained off area, now the federal government is saying that hey, if the girls are uncomfortable that's their problem and they should go behind a curtain to change. They said the young man should be allowed into the girl's locker room.
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