What?!? My daughter was in the school restroom and a boy walked in!
Spring of 2016, two midlevel Obama administration bureaucrats issued a directive to all public school districts stating if transgender students were not allowed to use facilities matching their gender identity, the school is out of compliance with Title IX sex discrimination law. It was “guidance,” not a formal “regulation,” and did not go through the typical lengthy review process, including required public input. New York Times reported the letter “contained the implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a federal loss of aid.”
In fact, in 2015 Federal Courts in Pennsylvania and Virginia rejected transgender students’ claims Title IX required schools allowed them to use opposite-sex restrooms. The Pennsylvania court ruled “the university’s policy of requiring students to use sex-segregated bathroom and locker room facilities based on students’ natal or birth sex, rather than their gender identity, does not violate Title IX.”
The issue is about a tiny group of people pressing their ideas onto the majority in order to grant legal privileges based on feelings contrary to reality. It’s estimated that 0.3 to 0.6 percent of the adult American population are transgender: a person born as a biological male who feels female, or vice versa. So an even smaller percentage are students in public high schools. We’re talking 0.1 to 0.3 percent at best.
Forcing students to use the restroom with members of the opposite sex harms all students by violating their right to privacy, and making them participate in situations to which most adults would object.
In March, 2017, President Trump reversed the Obama administration’s directive, victory for people who just want to go to the bathroom with people of their same sex.