Ohio Judge Orders Girls’ Bathroom Access for Transgender Student

From Fox News, 9-27-16:

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A federal judge rejected a school district’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated “like the girl she is.”

Judge Algenon Marbley

Judge Algenon Marbley said the Highland Local Schools in Morrow County had failed to provide a persuasive argument that giving the student access to the girls’ restroom would jeopardize other students’ privacy or safety. He further ordered that Highland use a female name and pronouns in referring to the 11-year-old.

“School districts that have encountered these very issues have been able to integrate transgender students fully into the academic and social community without disruption, and certainly without the doomsday scenarios Highland predicts, such as sexual predators entering an elementary-school restroom,” he wrote.

There’s “certainly no evidence” the student, referred to in court documents as Jane Doe, is likely to violate other students’ privacy or put their safety at risk when using the girls’ restroom, he wrote.

Joseph Weissman, an attorney for the student, says in a statement that the court has taken an important step in protecting the student’s rights.

“Every student has a right to be free from discrimination and harassment while at school, and we are pleased the Court has taken this important step in protecting Jane Doe’s rights,” Weissman said.

The school district’s legal team said in a statement that it is appealing the judge’s ruling.

“Schools have a duty to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of all students, but the judge’s order today doesn’t allow the Highland Local School District to do that,” said Doug Wardlow, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom.

He said allowing boys in girls’ restrooms disregards the privacy and rights of all the girls who are concerned. Wardlow said the district crafted a sound policy that respects the privacy concerns of all children and the diverse needs of individual children.

The Highland schools sought to block enforcement of a federal directive that public schools let students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, noting that they had provided alternative bathroom facilities for the student in the office. The office restroom is used by school personnel and other adults, and the child’s parents said using it was taking “a toll on her mental health.”

The federal guidance was the Democratic administration’s interpretation of how Title IX, a law against sex discrimination, should apply to transgender students. A federal district court in Texas has issued a sweeping preliminary injunction against enforcement of the regulations in a lawsuit filed by Texas and at least 11 other states.

However, Marbley said because Ohio wasn’t a party to that lawsuit and because Highland’s lawsuit began before its decision the Texas court’s action doesn’t apply in this case.

Highland stood to lose $1 million in education funds annually for violating the rule.

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First and foremost, a school’s funding shouldn’t be held ransom because of these issues, but apparently that’s the norm for O’s administration.

Secondly, an eleven year-old child is not mature to decide if he was supposed to be a girl, but that’s also a norm nowadays – parents letting their kids run things. If they were so concerned about his mental health, they should have had a long talk with the kid when the issue first started made that child aware of what he’s letting himself in for by making this choice.

As Reverend Franklin Graham said :

The federal government was threatening the district with a loss of $1 million in education funds annually for violating this ridiculous and dangerous rule. What about the rights of all the other students who want their privacy and don’t want students of the opposite sex in the restrooms, locker rooms, and showers with them? What about the sexual predators who take advantage of bad policies like this?

The Obama administration is morally bankrupt and is pushing the lesbian/gay/transgender agenda on our nation. And it’s time the church recognizes this—we’d better wake up, and we’d better stand up against it while we can. Homosexuality is an abomination to God. Christians should not give our blessing by our silence.

This is another example of why who you vote for in the presidential election is so critical. The next president of the United States will appoint well over 100 powerful federal judges during their term. This liberal judge in Ohio was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1997. The rulings of these federal judges impact each and every one of us on a daily basis—and they affect the direction of our nation. It just shows you how important the next election is.

He’s right and it doesn’t apply only to the SCOTUS. These judges are disregarding the rights of many in favor of one or two. Common decency and common sense are things of the past.

~Kathy



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6 replies

  1. We shouldn’t be too worried about this situation. The girls who use that restroom will take matters into their own hands when they get tired of this Jane Doe “girl” peeing all over the toilet seats. I wonder if they’ve ever heard of Lorena Bobbitt?

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  2. This is stupid with a capital STOOOPID.

    Look, I’m a normal, healthy guy. When I was in high school, if I knew I could go into the girls’ shower room just by claiming I was “transgendered”, I’d have at least been tempted. *I* probably wouldn’t have done it, but that’s just me. I sure remember guys I’m damned sure WOULD have done it. That’s just the nature of teenaged guys.

    This entire crazy policy is based on the head-up-the-ass idea that “transgender” is a “normal” condition, and not the mental disorder it actually is, compounded by the bizarre assumption that anyone who claims to be “transgender” is actually and always telling the truth about it. You have to be completely fu**ing nuts to do that, which is where I guess the term “libtards” originates.

    What’s next? Classifying pedophiles as “youthophiles” and legalizing them?

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    • Stooopid is right, Brian. Ever since time began, boys have tried every way possible to get a peek at girls – that’s the normal condition, not this transgender BS.

      What is even stooopider than that is for an entire country to tolerate a government that’s blackmailing schools into helping push this agenda of O’s, instead of telling him to stfu.

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  3. Judge Algenon Marbley probably has his own private bathroom.

    It all comes down to power, and who has it. The only way to solve this is to get the federal government out of our schools altogether, and the only hope for doing that is to get a conservative POTUS and a conservative congress. Until then it’s going to be a new issue every day.

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    • So true CW, but at this point I doubt we’ll ever get the government out of our schools – they’re enjoying the leverage it gives them way too much to get out now. Control the kids, control the country.

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