The Obama Administration is demanding that boys in public school to have access to the girls locker rooms and showers – else they’ll cut federal funding for schools.
In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains the “language magic tricks” that are used to make that argument.
Several states have jointly filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration for pushing its bathroom agenda onto public schools.
An announcement was made recently, giving “guidance” on Title IX and opening all public school bathrooms, showers and locker rooms to all students regardless of their biological sex.
Policy Director Autumn Leva tells us that there is a lot to be hopeful about in this latest round of legal wrangling.
We want you to hear from Kate. We think her opinion matters.
As we all consider the policy changes we’re seeing concerning privacy in restrooms and locker rooms, we think there are certain voices being ignored — perhaps on purpose. We encourage you to share Kate’s story to offer people a different perspective on this issue.
North Carolina’s governor is taking a lot of heat for signing a bill to protect the privacy of women and girls just like Kate. The governor could use your support right now. We encourage you to send a hand-written note to let him know he’s not alone. Gov. Pat McCrory staff has let us know how much it’s meant to hear from you. Please write to him at the address below. If you’re in a hurry, you can always send an email through our Action Center.
Gov. Pat McCrory
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Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Fifty-one families signed on to a lawsuit seeking to change a dangerous restroom policy enacted by a Chicago-area public school. It allows students to use the restroom of the gender which with they say they “identify.” It would give boys access to girls restrooms, locker rooms and showers.
Township District 211 instituted the policy after the U.S. Department of Education threatened to pull federal funding from the school. The DOE claims the school is in violation of Title IX.
“No government agency can unilaterally redefine the meaning of a federal law to serve its own political ends,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Matt Sharp. “The Department of Education is exceeding what it is legally and constitutionally allowed to do. In fact, at least five other federal and state courts have rejected the DOE’s interpretation of Title IX.”
The lawsuit asks that the policy be overturned and any agreements with the Department of Education deemed illegal. Attorneys with the Thomas More Society are serving as local counsel on the case.
“It’s a massive step backwards to force women to give up their inherent right to bodily privacy,” said Thomas More Society attorney Jocelyn Floyd. “To impose such a rule on still-developing teenage girls, as they’re already struggling with puberty’s changes on their bodies and social pressures to look a certain way, undermines their dignity and tells them that their rights don’t matter. This isn’t a message our schools should be sending to our girls.”