Transgender bathroom leads to confusion


The March 22 Associated Press article (“Student sues schools over transgender policy”) provides a response from the director of Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educational Network, claiming the lawsuit would have been unnecessary had the school made arrangements for the “uneasy” student to use single-occupancy or staff bathrooms and locker rooms.

The director, Eliza Byard, further claims there is a “common sense legal remedy” of providing separate accommodations for the student who “feels uncomfortable.”

However, whenever this same “legal remedy” has been applied to transgender students, whose numbers are very minimal compared to total student enrollments, the results have been lawsuits by transgender students and parents, insisting that said school districts are violating the rights of transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. Confusing, isn’t it?



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