Transgender students in public schools — lawmakers punt, so it is up to parents

Pardon me for asking a silly question, but …

In all this debate and wrangling about whether the state should legislate who may use which restrooms and locker rooms and showers in public schools, how many transgender students are there, what accommodations do they want? Is this whole debate tantamount to arguing over how many transgender students can dance on the head of a pin?

I wager in most school districts in the state there are none.

In those schools where there are such gender confused students, how are they being handled now?

On Tuesday Assembly Bill 375 — which would have required “any school facility in a public school, including a restroom, locker room or shower which is designated for use by persons of one biological sex must only be used by persons of that biological sex, as determined at birth” and not self identification — was defeated 22-20 in the full Assembly.

A legitimate argument was made by some that such decisions should be left to school district boards and administrators. Though proponents of the law are doubtlessly correct that left-leaning local  educrats are too easily gulled, cowed and manipulated by LGBTQ lobby, despite the concerns of the vast majority of parents who want their children to be afforded privacy, decency, modesty, safety, comfort and traditional moral values in school. Who will accommodate their wishes?

The National Center for Transgender Equality has online a model policy, that says:

“In most cases, transgender students should have access to the locker room that corresponds to their gender identity consistently asserted at school, like all other students. …”

Now that the lawmakers have punted, it is up to the parents to pester their school boards, superintendents and principals about what they will do if ever faced with the transgender accommodation conundrum. Will they provide separate facilities or just swing open the girls’ restrooms, locker rooms and showers to boys who wish they were girls?

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7 comments on “Transgender students in public schools — lawmakers punt, so it is up to parents

  1. Roberta says:

    Add up the cost of all the administrators’ time and we’re paying $millions for hypothetical situations and NO ONE CARES. Any kid/student with a gender crisis is gonna decide for self which facilities to use. And unless there is violent opposition by a school bully….where administrators SHOULD BE INVOLVED, leave it alone.

  2. iShrug says:

    I hope there won’t be a new “Gender Assertion” form to sign.

  3. Steve says:

    And it is a fact that most guys who undergo reassignment surgery remain more attracted to the female than they do to the males. That old joke about being a lesbian trapped in a mans body has more than a grain of truth in it.

    And before Nyp goes all meathead on me, I know this from direct family experience.

  4. Another LGBT bravo sierra driven, non issue…a solution looking for a problem. We expect this from wobbly Democrats, but the Republicans who voted against this common sense bill need to be thrown out on their keisters!

  5. Vernon Clayson says:

    None of this makes sense, hormone driven young males with inquiring minds might do a pop in to a girls restroom but for the most part going to the restroom is a private thing. . There’s doors on toilets for a sit down, who wants to watch that? What do the free thinkers want, restrooms in schools to be like, San Francisco bath houses? If anyone can go into any restroom regardless of the feelings of others, what will become of the public urination laws? Would it no longer be lewd to show your privates? Think bottome line, how long before public places have one restroom for all comers? This is all beyond silly, there is a difference in the sexes, let’s keep it that way.

  6. Winston Smith says:

    Vernon, how dare you notice a difference in the sexes! Weren’t Mao Jackets supposed stop that?!

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