Thursday, November 19, 2015

Good For Wisconsin

From the Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin would be the first state to ban transgender students from using bathrooms and locker rooms assigned to the gender with which they identify if lawmakers approve a controversial bill that drew more than 100 people to the Capitol on Thursday.
The bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms by gender, require schools to make special accommodations for transgender students and others, and to require the state Department of Justice to defend school districts in lawsuits alleging the policy is discriminatory.
At a hearing on the bill sponsored by Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, and Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, Kremer and supporters said the legislation seeks to protect all students’ privacy and prevent uncomfortable situations.
Opponents said the bill would put the state in conflict with federal rules that say students can’t be treated differently on the basis of gender and impede local control.
“The bill, as introduced, will not only negate local efforts to fashion local solutions but will likely create new legal concerns for schools,” said Dan Rossmiller, lobbyist for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.....
If passed, the policy could put the state at odds with a federal policy regarding student discrimination known as Title IX. In 2014, the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education said this law covered discrimination on the basis of sexual identity.
In June, the U.S. Department of Justice sided with a transgender student from Virginia who said his school’s policy of requiring him to use alternative facilities instead of communal bathrooms violated his rights, and that he should be allowed to use the bathroom assigned to the gender he identified with as a matter of mental health.
Kremer said Thursday the Education Department “has overplayed their hand” in setting societal norms through Title IX. He said the department’s policy would force students to shower next to their peers of other genders.
This is a common sense proposed law. 
There is no way that a male student who thinks he is a girl should be allowed in the girl's bathroom.  And the same thing for a fake girl.
An easy solution would allow the fake male or fake girl to use a bathroom in the teacher's lounge, nurse's office or other single bathroom a school.
But schools need keep the real sexes together and boys go to the boys bathroom and the girls go to the girls bathroom.
And of course, the Obama administration is on the wrong side of this issue.  Anybody surprised with this?
Why is that so difficult to understand?

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