The Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) are threatening to cut funding for Township High School, in Chicago if they do not allow a transgender student access to the girls locker room and girls bathrooms.
Department of Edeucation press secretary, Dorie Nolt, said that the OCR investigation is “…based on a complaint alleging that the district discriminated against a transgender high school student by denying her access to the girls’ locker rooms…”
According to the The Daily Herald The U.S. Department of Education’s Officer of Civil Rights is negotiating with Township High School District 211 to resolve a Title IX case. The Daily Herald reported that the the ACLU has also filed a complaint against the Chicago school, pending an investigation, that can result in a loss of federal funding.
The school has attempted to resolve the issue. District administrators said transgender students are given a separate changing area within the locker rooms of their gender they identify as to protect the privacy of all students.
The American Civil Liberties Union, says that’s not good enough and asserts that any example of treating its client differently from every other girl represents “unlawful discrimination.”
This case repeats an aggressive pattern of using “discrimination” claims to usurp established rights of all the high school girls in favor of specious rights of a boy who identifies as a girl.
Incidents of voyeurism forced the University of Toronto to cut their “gender neutral” bathroom policy. And In September students at a High School in MO walked out of school in protesting for their right to privacy after a male student demanded he be accepted as female. Earlier this week, Houston voters rejected an ordinance that would have allowed men access to women’s bathrooms and changing areas.
In a district newsletter, School Superintend Daniel Cates said: “Likely litigation and enforcement action, including the potential loss of federal education funds, may be imposed by the OCR.”