School District Tells Obama Administration to Stick It, Won’t Allow Transgender Man to Shower With Girls
A lawsuit between federal officials and Chicago’s Township High School District 211 might cost the school district up to $6 million of federal funding, but it won’t cost the district its manhood.
This began when a transgendered student filed a complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights(OCR) after the student was restricted from using sex-assigned locker rooms for changing and showering. The student who filed the complaint has not been identified yet, but it was alleged that the student is a biological male who has been living as a girl for a few years.
The OCR made a ruling requiring the school district to allow unrestricted access to all sex-assigned locker rooms and showers before and after physical education classes and after school activities. The district’s actions in having enforced the sex-assigned bathroom rules, the OCR said, were inadequate and discriminatory toward the transgendered student.
Tom Petersen, director of community relations at Township High School, told The Daily Wire that the school will not recognize the OCR’s ruling.
“We stand against it and we stand to lose federal funding up to $6 million,” he said.
Daniel E. Cates, the superintendent of the high school district in Palatine, Illinois, announced in a press release that the school district will provide private bathrooms to accommodate the transgendered student, but will not allow unrestricted access to the locker rooms.
“After serious and lengthy consideration,” Cates wrote, “the District will continue to provide private accommodations for transgender students to ensure a respectful school environment, and will not allow unrestricted access to its locker rooms as directed by
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