School District Votes to Allow Boy in Girl’s Locker Room Following Ultimatum From Obama Admin

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CHICAGO — A school district in Chicago has voted to allow a male student who identifies as female to use the girls’ locker room in light of an ultimatum issued by the Obama administration.

As previously reported, an unidentified high school student within Township High School District 211 requested to use the girls’ locker room nearly two years ago as he had been identifying as female.

But the district declined, citing the privacy concerns of the female students. It in turn offered a private location to change, but the student rejected the accommodation. He then contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a federal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

“They are telling a student that she can’t be with her friends at school but has to be relegated to a separate place to dress. That’s just a horrible thing to do,” John Knight, director of ACLU Illinois’ LGBT program, told the Daily Herald.

The Department of Education responded by opining that the district had to permit the student to use the locker room of his choice due to Title IX requirements. The two sides continued in talks for a number of months, but the district held firm on requiring privacy for female students while offering various options for the transgender student, which were refused.

It said that it desired to “to protect the privacy rights of all students when changing clothes or showering before or after physical education and after-school activities, while also providing accommodations necessary to meet the unique needs of individual students.”

The Department of Education recommended that the district install privacy curtains in the changing area so that he could not see other students changing and female students could not see him. The district installed the curtains, but as negotiations remained impasse, the department gave district officials 30 days to settle the matter under threat of penalty, including the possibility of the loss of $6 million in federal funding.

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Last Thursday, despite strong disagreement from many parents, district officials voted 5-2 to allow the male student to change in the curtained area of the girl’s locker room.

“Consistent with our stated position throughout this matter, if the transgender student seeks access to the locker room, the student will not be granted unrestricted access and will utilize a private changing station whenever changing clothes or showering,” Superintendent Daniel Cates said in a statement.

By Monday, the district considered rescinding the settlement, but again weighed the matter following further talks with members of the Obama administration followed by two hours of heated public comment, and decided to go through with the agreement.

“I commend the Board of Education of Township High School District 211 for taking steps necessary to protect civil rights as well as student privacy,” Catherine Lhamon, Education Department assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement. “We are grateful that the board and superintendent chose to come into full compliance with our nation’s civil rights laws. And, we look forward to partnering with the district to assure that the terms of this agreement are fully and effectively implemented.”

An estimated 600 people attended Monday’s meeting, according to the Chicago Tribune. Students have had mixed feelings about the matter.

“I feel that discrimination of any kind within the LGBT community opens doors to discrimination outside of this particular issue,” one student told the publication.

“My peers and I are already uncomfortable about our growing and changing bodies, and allowing this person will only further contribute to our embarrassment and to our hurt of confidence and our self-esteem,” another stated.

According to the Department of Education, the student already has “unlimited access to all girls’ restrooms in the school” and is allowed to participate in girls’ athletics.

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  • 201821208_456512019 :)

    “male and female created He them” Gen. 1:2​7​

    • wandakate

      It’s all in their minds…it’s perverted…it’s the lust of the flesh…underneath it all it’s satan controlling their emotions and thoughts.
      We are changing here rapidly aren’t we. That is what’s happening.

  • bowie1

    I certainly hope it is curtained if they must make this accomodation!

    • Angel Jabbins

      Yeah, a flimsy curtain is supposed to assuage those girls’ and their parents’ concerns and fears….a curtain. What rot!

      • bowie1

        Yeah, I agree with you.

      • wandakate

        IF he really thinks in his head he’s a girly girl then he’s probably NOT dangerous to any of them, he just wants to fit in nicely with them, as in Wheeeeeee, I’m a fairy! Kinda like Tiny Tim, remember him?
        I don’t think he’s going to try to molest anybody. He’s probably too feminine for that, just tooooooo sweet!

  • Emmanuel

    I would remove my kids from that school district immediately.

    • wandakate

      The Parents didn’t raise a big enough stink…Shout it from the rooftop…If those parents would have ALL gotten together they might have been able to do something constructive. I’m with you about the removal, it would have been in a heartbeat. BUT, that’s Chicago, and big cities are into the world.
      We are to in the world, but not of the world IF we are Christians.
      Public school is no place for children anyway and if any parent can afford to take them out and put them into a private school or a Christian school or even hire a tutor or homeschool that’s what they should do, otherwise they may be forces (like in this case) to go along with the school district, even if it is totally wrong as this was.

  • Wow…this world is really running with that whole “God giving them over..” part of Roman’s. Everyday I read the news and it forces me to re-evaluate my opinion on how bad Sodom and Gomorrah was; seeing that we’re still here.

    • Angel Jabbins

      Yes, it must have been bad and we are all most there, aren’t we? His ‘giving them over’ is exactly what we are witnessing and it is coming at us rapid fire…something more every day. Women into full combat now just like men…no longer considered special as the bearers of children, to be protected by men. No difference in the sexes at all….all are equal in every way…women can kill, be killed, raped, tortured. And this means, if the draft is ever reinstated, our daughters and granddaughters can be drafted to fight ISIS. Horrifying thought.

      • wandakate

        What’s going to happen when ISIS is here on our soil taking over and we’re put under Sharia law? You think it’s bad now, we ain’t seen nothing yet. They plan to take over the world, one country at a time. And to fly their flag at our White House.
        Getting out of this country is about the only thing people can do to avoid this catastrophe.

    • wandakate

      YES, and we’re going to suffer regrettable just like they did. Sodom and Gomorrah burned (firm and brimstone burned down from heaven).
      OUCH! And another school district folds (gives in) and what was the bottom line of that decision? Obama’s administration and the almighty dollar. I’m sure GOD is as fed up now as He was back then, GOD help us all.
      This whole situation is ridiculous. He’s a boy and will always be a boy. He needs to be in the boys bathroom, and the boys locker room.
      IF I had a daughter in that school (thank GOD I don’t), she would be pulled out of there in a split second, never to return.
      Those PARENTS didn’t stand up and “demand” the right of their daughters…they caved into pressure from the district. What kind of mess is that?

  • Theresa Bigus

    Every girl in that locker room can take an F and refuse to go in when HE is in there. He is not a she. He has a dick and that makes him a HE. Refusing to accept alternate designated rooms for Him only proves he is interested in being a voyer and thats all.

    I would think a few girls reporting him for attempted rape or molestation would change his stance on wanting to be a voyer. The girls only need to fight this as effective as possible and pull out all stops to defeat this type of abuse.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      This is your expert opinion, based on your years of psychological training in gender dysphoria?

      • Angel Jabbins

        Is there treatment for ‘gender dysphoria’? If so, why is this boy not receiving it? Should the girls have to suffer loss of their privacy because he has this condition?

        • Ambulance Chaser

          So far, the “treatment” is “let them live as the gender they align with.”

          • afchief

            You are ALWAYS on the wrong side of the coin!!!!!

            November 7, 2015
            There Is No Such Thing as ‘Transgendered’
            By Tom Trinko

            Conservatives win when people have the truth, because modern liberal causes are always built on lies.

            When conservatives buy into the lie, we lose. For example, gay marriage is culturally accepted, in part, because for 30 years conservatives have been unwilling, out of misplaced sympathy, to correctly describe the gay lifestyle.

            Sexually active gays are essentially never monogamous, die young due to diseases they get from their promiscuous lifestyle, are depressed and despondent, are likely to use drugs, and are fixated on sex, not love. Being a sexually active gay is worse for one’s health than being a smoker.

            Yet conservatives generally haven’t objected to the lie that gays are just like heterosexuals. But once one agrees to that, it’s really hard to explain to low-information voters why gays don’t make great parents and shouldn’t be allowed to marry. On the other hand, conservatives have been constantly pointing out the lies of the climate alarmists, and as a result, the average American couldn’t care less about climate change. Given the truth, the vast majority of people will pick the conservative position most of the time.

            The latest round in liberals’ assault on Judeo-Christian morality is their demented desire to normalize insanity – namely that one’s sex is merely a matter of what one wants it to be. As usual, their position is based on the totally false claim that a person’s sex is not biological, but psychological.

            Christians, whom liberals constantly label as “anti-science,” have no problem realizing that DNA defines our biological identity but not who we are. Yet modern liberals reject settled science and claim that someone with a woman’s DNA can really be biologically male.

            The reality is that the only time a man is trapped in a woman’s body is before he’s born. Similarly, a man can no more will himself to be a woman than he can will himself to be Napoleon – a side-effect of this thing called reality.

            Now, men and women can suffer from gender identity confusion, but while we should strive to help those who think they’re something they’re not, the right way to do so is not to enable their delusions. If an Elvis impersonator suddenly declared that he was Elvis, no sane person would think that the loving response would be to start calling him The King.

            Showing true love to people who identify as transgendered is helping them love who they really are, not telling them that they have to change because they’re not good as they are.

            Sadly, there are signs that some conservatives are buying into the liberals’ false narrative. You might have seen conservative sites that said that the Houston “anti-discrimination” law didn’t pass. This is a bit of terminology that buys into the transgender lie. Letting biological men who simply say they think they’re women into women’s restrooms is not anti-discrimination; it’s pro-discrimination against women. Does the phrase “sexual harassment” ring a bell?

            Similarly, conservatives use the term LGBT as though it were a valid description of biological diversity rather than a purely psychological construct, developed by psychiatrists who tend to self-identify as members of the LGBT “community.”

            Like all other groups, the “transgendered” are viewed by liberals in terms of how they can be used to further the expansion of liberal power and control. If liberals really cared about the “transgendered,” they’d be helping those suffering from gender identity confusion accept who they truly are. Instead, liberals support the “transgender” cause because it’s a direct repudiation of the Judeo-Christian view that men are not gods and that men and women have a biological identity they can’t change. Additionally, by supporting the “transgender” cause, liberals attack the Judeo-Christian view that sex is about more than recreation and is intended to be between a man and a woman.

            Some conservatives feel bad about condemning the “transgender” lifestyle because they think that’s not compassionate. That’s a result of another liberal lie: the lie that saying that a person’s lifestyle isn’t good for him is an attack on the person. Liberals clearly don’t believe that, since they have no problem attacking smokers’ and overweight people’s lifestyles. However, it’s a convenient bit of intellectual octopus ink to muddy the waters and deflect the train of thought of people who aren’t very analytical.

            The reality is that it’s not cruel or unloving to point out the reality of the “transgendered” any more than it’s uncaring to describe the disaster that is the gay lifestyle. What kind person would purposely lie to a smoker about the health consequences of smoking? Yet if we lie about what being “transgendered” or gay really means, we’re lying to people confused about their sexuality about the consequences of their choices.

            Even worse, by buying into the “transgender” lie, we’re directly supporting discrimination against sane people. When a man wants to be in a women’s locker room because he claims he thinks he’s a woman, one of two things is true:

            • He’s lying, because he’s a pervert who’s pretending. This may be more common among teens than one might think, since saying one identifies as a woman does not require one to dress or act like a woman, much less mutilate oneself.

            • He actually thinks he’s something he’s not, which means he’s not really mentally stable.

            In the former case, supporting the “transgender” cause is synonymous with supporting sexual harassment. It’s amazing that the same women who decry “micro-aggressions” by men and who say that a woman can decide days after having sex with a man that she was raped believe that making a teenage girl shower with a boy is just fine.

            In the latter case, allowing a testosterone-powered boy to compete with women in sports is unfair to women. Additionally, many young girls will be emotionally disturbed by the fact that even though this guy claims to be a gal, it’s visually obvious that he isn’t when he looks at them in the shower.

            While liberals claim to worship at the altar of the nonexistent “privacy” clause found in the penumbra of the emanations of the Constitution, in this context, they appear to believe that young women have no right to privacy at all – unless, of course, they want to kill their unborn daughters.

            Once one strips away the liberal lies, the reality is that to properly live the love and compassion that comes so naturally to most Americans, one should not follow unscientific and disproven liberal dogma that one can changes one’s sex merely by willing it. Rather, one should help people suffering from delusions about what they are to become comfortable with reality.

            Once we get voters in general to realize that just as the most loving thing to do for a smoker is tell him that smoking is bad, the most loving thing to do for the “transgendered” is to point out that they can never become the other sex and that they are wonderful just the way they are. Then we’ll be able to block liberals’ attempts to force acceptance of the “transgendered” on Americans.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            *Yawn.* This is an uncited right-wing opinion piece. Come back to me when you have a peer-reviewed study.

          • wandakate

            HOLY MOLEY , I thought my comments were long and here you have written a sermon, a report or a short story, but it was good so I forgive you…

          • NGN

            Zzzzzzzzzzz…….. more cut n paste drivel from a faux xtian

          • wandakate

            DUMB, really DUMB…We are what we are, and no amount of change will change that internally.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Right. Which is why the treatment is to align the outside with what is on the inside. Transgender individuals literally ARE the opposite gender, in every sense except physically.

          • NGN

            yea, those pesky peer reviewed sources with all of those facts….dumb, dumb, dumb….sarc off

  • afchief

    0bama is utterly devoid of virtues, absent of morals, without decency a liar and lawless. I cannot think of a single thing about him that is the least bit positive. He has been an utter disaster for this country, a disaster that will continue to boil long after he has left the White Mosque.

    • wandakate

      Is the damage even repairable????? I pity the next administration, trying to fix or improve all the damage that is there.

      • afchief

        We know this has to happen. The return of Christ is anytime now.

  • Becky

    Biologically, he’s a man. He can wear a dress, lipstick, high heels and change all the external parts he wants, but his genetical make-up will never change…men are the only ones that carry both the x and y chromosomes and these two chromosomes define their male structure…right down to the molecular level.

    • Angel Jabbins

      Absolutely. It is totally absurd to call him a her and then cry discrimination when he wants to use the girls’ restrooms and shower rooms. This is what happens in a world that thumbs it nose at God. People’s minds are all screwed up today….stinking thinking and just plain dumb!

  • farkward B

    People who just think that they can become another sex are mentally retarded 🙂 Don’t worry, AIDS is running rampart thru the tranny crowd…

    • gizmo23

      So you are hoping for the death of people even if they do no wrong?

      • Angel Jabbins

        I just flagged his comment. I do not agree that this young man who claims to be a girl should be allowed access to female restrooms and shower rooms, but to call him mentally retarded and to wish trans people to die of AIDS… just very mean spirited. I am sorry for this boy. He has mental health issues. Instead of confirming him in his delusion that he is a girl, there should be counseling available to help him work through this. He is at a very vulnerable time of life and his feelings many change. Those girls have rights too. Rights to privacy. He has male genitalia. Until such time as that changes, he should not be allow in girls’ rooms.

        • wandakate

          I just wrote that I don’t think the boy is a threat to any of the girls, even though I, like you agree that he shouldn’t be in there, but nobody has said he’s going to have a sex change operation anytime while he’s still in school did they. If that is mentioned then I missed it. What he needs is a mental evaluation and some serious HELP! Where are his parents, aren’t they involved in this at all, or do they even care?

  • Angel Jabbins

    Amazing how the gov’t is forcing its agenda on society. This school district really tried hard not to go along with this nonsense, but losing 6 million in gov’t money…pretty big cut. How can they keep the school going without that money? Had to cave in. Had no choice. We are dependent on Big Gov’t now and we have to kow-tow to what its wishes….sooner or later.

    • Josey

      I agree but it is time for ppl to realize it’s not the government’s money but the ppl’s money to be used for the ppl, enough already!

    • wandakate

      ANGEL, rest assured that HELL will be full dear. FULL of all these people that are bombarding us with all their evil ways.
      GOD is angry and He’s going to come down, way and see, and it will not be funny. Something has to wake people us, shake them out of their slumber. They are asleep at the wheel, just rolling along, not knowing right from wrong anymore.
      There is evil in the government and in every city, county, town, church, building, on every corner satan has his demons and boy are they busy 24/7. They don’t have much longer to do their dirty work.
      LIFE: is a spiritual battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil, and evil may be winning right now, but it won’t be in the end, for JESUS is going to return to this earth and settle the score, and take possession of this evil world from satan and his demons and that’s for sure.
      See Revelation 11:15-19 which is the rapture, the appearing of JESUS and the 1st resurrection all wrapped up into one big huge event. Happens at the 7th trumpet, just before the Wrath of GOD will be pour out onto all of these EVIL doers. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay”, said the LORD.

  • Joy Bauer

    Look, as a girl, I also have rights. I do not want to share a locker room WITH A GIRL WHO STILL HAS HIS PENIS! Is that plain enough President Obama – if your light is dark, then how great is your darkness. This man is either evil or mentally ill!

    • wandakate

      First of all HE is not a GIRL! You’re not sharing a locker room or a restroom with a GIRL, it’s still a GUY with a penis as you say. He thinks he’s a girl, he wants to be a girl, he’s giddy and foolish and feminine, but he’s still a real boy. As I wrote in another comment, if it were my daughter/daughters (I have 2 of them), they would be OUT OF THERE in a heartbeat.

  • Coach

    Society says “we don’t need you God, we’ve found another way.” To appeal to society most of the visible church says “we don’t need you God, we’ve found another way, we preach an acceptable jesus and people are getting saved”.

    We should mourn at the mess we’re in.

    • wandakate

      Another JESUS and another gospel…We are a mess, that’s is true.
      Our only hope is confession, repentance, and to forsake our sins and get right with GOD, and obey His word. He wants our obedience above all.
      JESUS said, “IF you love me, keep my commandments”.
      Not everybody will be in the Kingdom of GOD JESUS told us, but “only” those who do the WILL of the FATHER GOD.

  • Reason2012

    “But the district declined, citing the privacy concerns of the female students.”

    Exactly – what about all the girls’ right to have a locker room, rest rooms and showers for GIRLS – away from people with male genitalia? The civil rights of 50% of the population are trampled upon to pretend the right of a fraction of a percent overrides them.

    I commend the Board of Education of Township High School District 211 for taking steps necessary to protect civil rights as well as student privacy,” Catherine Lhamon, Education Department assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement.

    What about the civil rights of 50% of the population (girls) that have the right to not get undressed, not shower near, not use the bathroom with around people who have male genitals?

    “We are grateful that the board and superintendent chose to come into full compliance with our nation’s civil rights laws. And, we look forward to partnering with the district to assure that the terms of this agreement are fully and effectively implemented.”

    The perversion activists continue to force feed immorality, perversion and dysfunction on the rest of America, violating the rights of everyone else to do it.

    Get active people, these perversion activists continue to violate everyone else’s rights and it’s time to make your voices heard.

    the department gave district officials 30 days to settle the matter under threat of penalty, including the possibility of the loss of $6 million in federal funding.”

    This administration wont do a thing to defend Americans from islamist murderers, but will go all out to make an another attack on normalcy and violate the rights of everyone else to promote twisted perversions. We ready to get back to the truth of God yet? Remove Him, and God promises all manner of immoral perversions will run rampant, and it’s unfolding right before our eyes.

    • Bill

      100 percent accurate…Galations tells us that God will not be mocked! We are now reaping as a Nation what has been sowed!

    • Josey

      Sad! 🙁 and sickening!

    • wandakate

      We NEED another administration in the WH…We need to change courses asap. How much worse can it get? I’m afraid we’re just scratching the surface here. GOD is already on the back burner of most lives, and we are going to deserve whatever punishment we get. Like a loving father, GOD is going to bring discipline onto those who do these things, and it’s NOT going to be a pretty thing. It’s a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living GOD. “Vengeance is mine”, said the LORD, “and I will repay”.

      • Reason2012

        We have the ungodly, anti-God leaders we do because God raised them up to judge America. When we get back to God, God may finally raise up leaders to follow suite.

        • wandakate

          Well I actually believe you have a valid point here. I used to say that’s why Romney didn’t win b/c GOD was using Obama to fulfill some end time prophecy. Now, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t remain right where he is or that Hillary wins and we have more of the same or worse than what we’ve already had.
          Just a thought. GOD is ultimately in control you know. Man thinks he’s in control but it’s GOD, and not mortal man. We can’t even control our next breath, whether we breathe or we don’t so how are we going to control the world?

  • jennylynn

    This is what happens when you get rid of objective truth and biological science takes a back seat along with the liberal brains!

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Actually, science supports the idea that gender is not necessarily related to one’s physical attributes.

      • wandakate

        EXCUSE ME! GOD was in the gender business and He created ADAM the first man, and from ADAM He created EVE the helper/wife/companion in the garden.
        IF GOD has wanted 2 males then He would have made ADAM a mate of the same sex, but NO, He didn’t do that did He.
        It was from the beginning a MALE and a FEMALE, a MAN and a WOMAN, and there is no other, nothing in between.
        Cosmetic surgery down below doesn’t do anything except change the outward appearance, but the person is still a male or a female that they were born, same person.
        Homosexuality is a SIN, just like all other sins. We don’t commit a sin until we act on it.
        A man may look at another man and not sin, until he acts on the sin. A husband may look at another woman besides his wife and has not at that point committed a sin against GOD or his body, but when he takes the next step and commits adultery, then he has sinner against GOD as well as his own body which was bought with a price with JESUS blood and doesn’t belong to him but to GOD.

    • wandakate

      NO, this is what happens when we put GOD on the back burner and disown Him and disobey Him…We get what we deserved and will reap what we sow.

  • Due to popular demand, this school now cheats at athletics. Shame on them.

  • Rebecca Rude

    I think this is what a war on women looks like at an early age .

  • Nidalap

    When you put the inmates in charge of the asylum, only the sane will be called crazy…

  • Jennifer

    This transgender student is the most selfish person on the block and has absolutely no moral standards or feelings for the other students while on a vendetta to be coddled. I was a teen female (adult female now) and I remember how tough it was to change and shower with my peers while accepting my own changing body. I am 150% for privacy for all natural born females and no one should bend on this issue. If this confused transgender student cannot get past himself for the sake of the comfort and privacy of all natural born females, then he has a severe problem in the head, or has alterior motives for wanting this so bad. Compromise accommodations is a good thing until he has the surgery and is no longer a male.

    • wandakate

      Surgery doesn’t prevent him for being a male. He was born a male and that’s not going to change inside of him. He still is created like a male inside, and has X and Y chromosomes. It may be an outward change but it won’t be internal.
      He is selfish, sure he is…we live in a “ME” world and what’s is this for me, is the motto of the day. Who cares about anybody else?
      GOD is NOT happy with any of it. The Bible tells us that the sexually immortal soul (person) WILL NOT enter the Kingdom of GOD.
      So, whatever he chooses, it’s that or Heaven, and apparently he won’t care or his parents either for that matter.

  • Peridot Path

    The females at this school need to boycott the athletics programs until a doctor can provide
    medical tests proving that this person’s gender is actually female. And of course , that cannot
    be done. For the gov’t to promote financial blackmail of a school just because they want to
    promote decency instead of mind games is debased governing.

    • wandakate

      What else is new? And they’re getting away with it and nobody seems to be stopping them. You know many people said he should have been impeached long ago, but it didn’t happen did it?

      • Peridot Path

        I hear you. Even if it happens , it’s too little , too late . I hope our nation can make some
        turnarounds before it is too little , too late . Darkness has gained a lot of ground but
        we have to keep trying.

  • peanut butter

    Another win for our gender confused rabble-rouser-in-chief. Or should I say, another use of usurped force.