School District Sues Obama Admin for Threatening to Pull Funds if Boy Not Allowed in Girls’ Restroom

restroom-sign-compressedCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A school district in Ohio has filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration for threatening to pull its funding after administrators would only provide single occupancy spaces for a male student who identifies as female rather than allow them to use the restroom with the opposite sex.

According to reports, the anonymous student attends Highland Elementary school and was born a male. After completing kindergarten, the student’s guardian advised school officials that the child would now identify as female, and requested that he be referred to as a girl.

The school obliged, but the following year, when the guardian requested that the child be allowed to use the girls’ facilities, officials declined. They instead offered single occupancy rooms for the boy out of privacy and decency concerns for the other students.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing the Highland School District in court, says that if an exception was made for the student, the entire district policy would need to be changed, which would have potentially serious ramifications in other settings.

It noted that at Highland High School “locker rooms [are] very open” and “the showers in the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms at the high school are group showers that do not have individual stalls.” ADF also outlined that “the stalls in the girls’ student restrooms at Highland Elementary School are open at the top and bottom by approximately two feet at the bottom and two feet at the top.”

But the guardian of the child was unhappy that the school would not grant the boy access to the girls’ facilities and filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The department then ordered the district to accommodate the child, citing Title IX of the Civil Rights Law, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.

It sent a proposed resolution agreement, which among other aspects, required that “all its policies, guidelines, procedures, regulations, and related documents and materials” be changed to accommodate transgender students, and that the new policies be sent to the Department for review and approval. Training was also mandated for all staff.

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But the district refused the resolution and now faces possible enforcement action, including the loss of federal funds over the matter. Therefore, with the help of ADF, officials have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, asserting that they are misinterpreting Title IX.

“Defendants’ threatened revocation of these funds will compel Highland to eliminate special-education classes and programs, end many of its educational-advancement programs and resources, increase class sizes (which will decrease the individualized time and attention that staff members are able to give each student), and cut the number of free and reduced-cost lunches available to students,” the official complaint outlines.

“Schools have a duty to protect the dignity, privacy, and safety of all students. This is precisely what Highland Local School District has done,” ADF Senior Counsel Jim Campbell also said in a statement. “Despite that, the Department of Education is attempting to strong-arm Highland into complying with a lawless demand to open its single-sex overnight accommodations, locker rooms, showers, and restrooms to students of the opposite sex. The DOE is trying to redefine a federal law that only Congress can change.”

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  • TheBottomline4This

    Born male, you will die male.
    Born female, you will die female.
    Grow up and act your birth gender/sex.

  • Nidalap

    Looks like this school may actually be teaching some good old fashioned American values! I can see where a dictator wanna-be would have problems with that…

  • Becky

    How absurd. The basic right to a proper education will be taken away from all of the students simply because a boy, that foolishly believes he’s a she, can’t use the girls facilities. Wait ’til the youngest of students are taught that sex with adults, boy/man, is good and normal.

    • Josey

      I can guarantee the guardians are guilty of confusing this child and are perverse themselves.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Yes, Americans must not obey the mentally-ill Sodomites no matter how powerful and rich they are. Liberty is for submitting to God’s truth, not to mentally-ill rulers.

  • Reason2012

    So notice the hypocritical logic they use:

    If you’re a man who only FEELS like a woman, even though you still have male genitalia, it’s “discrimination” to make him use the bathroom with other men.

    But if you’re REALLY a BIOLOGICAL woman (who obviously also FEELS like a woman, btw), then it’s NOT discrimination to make her use the bathroom with other men who will now walk in on her, both in bathrooms and locker rooms.

    Behold the hypocrisy of their “discrimination” lies.

    They want to discriminate against everyone else in the name of stopping discrimination. They are discriminating against and endangering everyone else by enabling_perverts, predators and_pedophiles.

    Contact your representatives about the REAL discrimination: forcing 100% of women and little girls to use the bathroom with men who will walk in on them in bathrooms and locker rooms.

  • Reason2012

    Notice also the lie of homosexual/transgender activists who use contradictory claims to push their agendas:

    Homosexuality: genetics trump feelings: If a person does not want those feelings anymore, that’s too bad, because in spite of your feelings you can’t change genetic facts, like the genetic fact you’re supposedly homosexual.

    Transgenderism: feelings trump genetics. Don’t want to be a man anymore? That’s fine – ignore genetic facts, like the genetic fact you’re male, and mutilate your body to get in line with the REAL truth: your feelings.

    Behold the lies of the perversion activists – one says genetics trump feelings, the others say feelings trump genetics. Call them out on how they show they’re lying to promote this anti-moral, anti-Christian agenda, treating as criminals anyone who does not pledge their undying support for it. Pass this information on to anyone that’s in a position to rebuke these lies and get this satanic perversion out of our schools.