School says transgender boy’s rights trump girls’ privacy in bathroom

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It’s a liberal world gone mad at one Colorado high school, where the rights of one transgender student have trumped the rights of other students forced to share a bathroom.

The transgender student, a male who identifies himself as a female, has sexually harassed female students in the girl’s bathroom at Florence High School, Pacific Justice Institute reported.

Not only have parents’ complaints gone nowhere, but the female students have also been threatened with dismissal from athletic teams and hate crimes charges if the complaints don’t stop, according to the institute, a nonprofit religious-rights organization that was alerted by concerned parents.

BizPac Review obtained the institute’s letter, sent to the school reminding officials of their “legal obligations to protect the privacy and expressive rights of all students — not just a select few.”

Institute attorneys said parents contacted them after discovering the school’s “apparent disregard for the constitutional privacy rights of their minor children.”

According to the letter, after meeting with the girls complaining about sharing a bathroom with the transgender student, school officials suggested the girls “avoid using the girls’ locker room” and instead use another bathroom. However, the one suggested is “far from their classes” and is not open during the after-school sports in which they participate.”

The letter extensively detailed what it said was legal precedent upholding privacy and expressive rights, especially of minor students while at school.

The institute has given the school five days to respond in writing to the specific issues it stated in the letter:

[acknowledging] the significant privacy rights of FHS students to not be forced to share bathrooms and locker rooms with members of the opposite biological sex;

[offering] proposed accommodations that are reasonable and do not involve students foregoing access to locker rooms or most bathrooms as a condition of maintaing their privacy rights;

[affirming] the expressive rights of students to discuss matters of public concern, including all sides of current LGBT issues and the students’ own constitutional privacy rights;

[explaining] in detail any factual allegations that you consider to be disputed; and

[identifying] the process you are undertaking to better educate FHS staff of student constitutional rights.

Read the letter PJI sent to Florence High School officials here.

*This post has been updated based on information from Pacific Justice Institute’s letter.

H/T Christian Broadcasting Network.

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  • Marita

    This entire story is the fabrication of a single bigoted parent with a political agenda. Cristan Williams spoke to the school superintendent who confirmed that no such harassment has taken place and that there has been no backlash from the students regarding the transgender students presentation.

    http://www.transadvocate.com/trans-student-attacking-girls-in-restroom-or-you-know-not.htm

    If you want to hear the conversation, it’s right here: https://soundcloud.com/cristan-williams/fact-checking-trans-student

    • Michael Lane

      Then why is the Pacific Justice Institute involved? Must be a “legit” issue.

      • Marita

        They’re involved because it fits their narrative. They grabbed on to the simple idea of such a thing happening and ran with it because it makes a good story to attach to their attempt to repeal AB 1266 in California, which is their current mission statement.

        Note how there are absolutely no details regarding the supposed incidents they say took place. Saying the transgender girl harassed them is a bit too vague. Why aren’t they saying exactly what she did? Because she didn’t do anything besides use the restroom.

        PJI doesn’t even give direct quotes and yet Cristan Williams has a full recorded conversation with details from the schools superintendent.

        One side has proof, another has vague hearsay from a parent.

        • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

          Shouldn’t you be eating some NI66ER C0CK instead of bothering people here?

    • Liz

      So why do you believe that side and not this side? Ideology maybe!!!!!

      • Marita

        One side has proof, the other has hearsay. Which would you believe?

        • Alberto Vargas

          One side claiming to tell the truth is not “proof”, Maria. If PJI learns – upon further investigation – that the complaints are ungrounded, they will simply drop the case. It would hurt their credibility to do as you suggest, in pushing a story simply because of a “narrative” if the facts of the case do not reveal harassment taking place. The only “narrative” PJI is interested in is protecting Americans’ constitutional freedoms. Only people with unAmerican values would consider the PJI an untrustworthy organization.

          • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

            They didn’t drop the case when they claimed that teaching the Earth orbits the Sun constituted “creating a hostile environment for those of faith”.

            See their press release on that one.

            Neither did they drop their case that teaching the biological fact that Clownfish change sex “goes against the family values of the majority”.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Zoe_Brain Cant Understand Normal Thinking.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            There is no case because this is the law in Colorado
            http://www.transgenderlegal.org/media/uploads/doc_529.pdf

        • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

          How did that addadicktome work out for you?

    • aimhigh1

      transadvocate.com?? Does not sound like an unbiased reference.

    • Mary Crohan

      Lets see…. the “transadvocate.com…. hmmm…. this site wouldn’t have an agenda would it???

      • Marita

        I guess… if you call Truth and Equality an agenda.

        • Alberto Vargas

          Marita, FORCING people to embrace and celebrate others’ sexual/gender alternative lifestyles is NOT “equality”. It’s dictatorial suppression of constitutional rights of freedom of speech and of religion. The transgender student’s rights trumping the rights of 99% of the population is a perfect example of this.

          • Marita

            No one is forcing anyone to do anything. Unless someone tells you, how would you even know they are Transgender? Honestly, I’ve never seen anyone’s genitals in the bathroom, nor do I want to.

            If she was in fact “harassing” these girls, then that would be a problem Transgender or not. No one is talking about otherwise illegal activity being legal for certain people. Let the poor kids do their business in peace without turning it into a political argument.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Do you even have genitals?

          • Zach Peterson

            You’re right, Marita. I’m going to put some shoe polish on my face and demand the NAACP take me, a “transracial” individual, as a black person because, dang it, I feel I like fried chicken and rap music. James Brown rocks, baby!
            Grow a brain, Marita… There is no such thing as “trans” anything… look at the Y chromosome if it makes you feel happy… but a dress and some makeup does not a woman make. There’s a difference between PRETENDING to be female and BEING female.

          • Gwendolyn

            Alberto, no one is forcing you to embrace ad celebrate the difference between how you live your life and how others live theirs. You have the right to say what you believe without fear of reprisal from the law. You also have the right to believe or not believe in a religious philosophy of your choice. However you do not have the right to use your religious beliefs to discriminate against others and deny them equal rights under the law. This also means that a person operating a business cannot use their religious beliefs as an excuse to deny service to anyone

            As for lifestyles, what are the sexual/gender alternative lifestyles to which you allude? LGBT folks have the same lifestyles as non-LGBT folks. They have families, jobs, pay taxes, own property…ad nausea-um. If by chance you are referring to the licentious party/clubbing lifestyle constantly reported by anti-LGBT forces, look around the next time you go clubbing.
            Many of those folks around you are also living a licentious lifestyle and no one is condemning them and advocating discrimination against them.

            Just as there is no one lifestyle for heterosexuals, there is no one lifestyle for LGBT folks.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Spoken like another disgruntle cvnt who hates normal people. Done any mvff divin’ lately?

          • Gwendolyn

            If you and your hatred are normal, we are all in trouble.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Gwendolyn Spencer C ant U nderstand N ormal T hinking because she’s a libtard.

          • Gwendolyn

            I got it. Now first off I’m not a liberal. I am not a conservative. I am an independent. That means I listen to both sides of an issue and decided which is best. As for your hatred for those people you derisively refer to as “libtards” that’s you problem. Deal with it. Until you can make a reasonable statement without putting others down and denigrating them, you’re just another disgruntled person lashing out at others for no real reason.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            You are a liar. Now shvt vp.

          • Gwendolyn

            Well your last post (above) proves my point. You are an uninformed trouble maker just trying to prove your manhood. How Sad!

          • Adrian Croft

            How original. Anyone who disagrees with you is a “hater.”

          • vociferous2000

            Nobody is “forcing” anybody to embrace or accept the fact that a small number of people have verified medical conditions related to their gender identity just like nobody is forcing anybody to “embrace” or “accept” the fact that black folks can play on the same sports team as white folks.

            That is why it is called “tolerance”. You do not have to like it. You do not have to accept it. But you do have to tolerate it.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Verified by whom, a fellow pervert in the medical field?

          • Real Patriot

            Transgender people are NOT living a “Sexual alternative lifestyle” Gender Identity is a medical condition that happens during pregnancy. A person (who) has XX chromosomes is generally considered female, while a person with XY chromosomes is generally considered male,” ***SOURCE: the NCTE website:. “However, there are also people who have XXY, XYY, and other variations of chromosomes.”
            (Scientists aren’t sure how common this is; the National Institutes of Health estimates that one in about 500 newborn males has an extra X chromosome. The consensus is that about 1 in 10 people are gender variant to some degree. Many, will take the secret to their grave, or stay in denial or closeted in order to conform to what society says. The suicide rate is an alarming 41% for gender variant children (you probably won’t care about that until it effects somebody you knew).
            Gender IS NOT black and white. It actually has very little to do with sex or being gay. Many trans people would only wish they were gay instead of being transgender. It is entirely possible (and proven) to be born with a girls body but masculine traits and logic. (Vice Versa) This is realized by the child early on and long before puberty. The younger one is, the easier. BUT..No boy can just say, I’m trans so let me into the girls shower. There is therapy, counselling, and he would have to have a letter from a doctor saying that he is transitioning. Many trans people will use the men’s room until they start looking and presenting female.
            So, yes. you could say that people are pretty much straight and congruent with their gender they were born with. But not all. Many are NOT. There are an estimated 9 Million transgender men and women in the United States (Source, LA Times). And that can’t include those that are scared to admit it or come out. The trans students are already there. making a masculine trans man (born female) to use the female bathroom is not fair to the females in there. Or for the trans boy.
            Seriously, Google Transman” and see what comes up. Is that really what you want walking into your daughters restroom?
            I am just asking for some compassion and understanding before we yell and scream at each other. This is not a gay issue.

        • Mary Crohan

          Give me a break. Why can’t the transgendered youth use the teachers lounge? Every female at the school has to make exceptions for this one person? I wouldn’t say that’s equality, I’d say this one person is getting special treatment because of sexual preference. He may feel he is a female but he still has male organs which physically makes him a male.

          • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

            According to the school superintendent, neither the kids nor the parents have had a problem with this for the last five years.

            Most still don’t, only a handful do. And when this handful were told they could use the teachers lounge, they objected. Because… well, people like them shouldn’t have to! Only those trans.. things. And maybe Blacks and Jews too.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Hey cvnt, if it offends just one person…..Isn’t that your left wing slogan.

          • JJNYC

            It’s called communism… for the common good

          • Kylie Michelle Fraser

            seperate but equal is a bullshit doctrine. didn’t work for bigots in the 60′s doesn’t work now. the fair but equal doctrine has been deemed unconstitutional.

        • mikeg

          Um, no, more like you wrap your agenda up in the label “truth and equality.” False advertising.

        • haroldcrews

          The name of the site isn’t truthadvocate but transadvocate. There’s an agenda. Equality is a humbug and is warranted only when the people involved are equal. When they are not equal then different treatment is required. That is why there are statutory rape laws.

          • Real Patriot

            They still did research when your “Christian” outlets only spread the lies without fact checking!! SHAME ON YOU ALL!

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Real Patriot is actually a real cocksvcker. Svck on pervert.

        • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

          Perhaps you would feel less inadequate as a woman if you got a little more than you obviously do. Frustrated?

          • Marita

            You’re just angry cause I get more pussy than you do. ;-)

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Yes and suck a cultured cvnt.

          • Sandy Naylor

            By exploiting underage girls. That is nothing to boast about. you ought to be ashamed, a sexual predator posing as “activist.”

        • dcnj

          lol. nono rofl…

        • Adrian Croft

          Not YOUR agenda, for sure.

      • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

        Mary Crohan – good point.

        But how about the Evangelical Christian website “Charisma News”?

        There you’ll find this eye-witness account

        :”As a Christian girl who attends FHS, I’d just
        like to say that I’ve never been harassed by this individual not have I ever seen him harass anyone else. He’s actually shy and a nice person. Do I think he should be able to use the girls bathroom? I’m torn. He either uses our bathroom and makes MAYBE 30% of the girls uncomfortable, or he uses the boy’s restroom and gets beat up. I don’t feel uncomfortable by him. Also, there are a lot of holes in this story. No parents initially complained. There was a mass Facebook message that included 150+ students and parents, outing him publicly. It was such a big deal, all electronic devises were confiscated if seen that day. THEN it was a problem and parents complained. This boy wasn’t treated fairly. As a Christian, I had to put the truth out there. He didn’t hurt or harass anyone.”

        • mikeg

          So this is how the trans trolls manage to get some upvotes, you take your little sob stories to other message boards. Very clever, Alan. Nice to see people acting with the herd mentality of cattle and sheep. Or lemmings.

          • Real Patriot

            It’s still better than how you lie and fabricate stories that bring hate onto a student. You are a sick, lying, bunch of religious zealots.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Poor baby got aids! Svck on freak.

          • Real Patriot

            What? Name calling? Are you in grade 3? That’s the argument you have?? Sad.

          • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

            Fvck you.

          • Adrian Croft

            Hate much?

      • Gwendolyn

        Did either of you go to the transadvocate site to listen to the principal discuss the situation? If you want to talk about agendas and objectivity let’s discuss the news media which first broke the story. It was the San Diego Christian News Examiner. The reporter acknowledges that he didn’t even verify the ‘facts” he reported. Then it was picked up by Christian Broadcasting Network News. They did the same thing, Just reported the story as it was written in the SDCNE with a few adlibs of their own. According to the school’s principal, two parents contacted the local news media and arranged to go on the news with their “concerns”. However, they requested to be anonymous. The school principal contacted the mother of the transgender student. The mother and daughter were both interviewed by the same news crew according to the principal. However, they didn’t hide their identities as did the “accusers”.

        The people at transadvocate.com and that local news media did their research and reported objectively. However, The San Diego newpaper and CBN did no factual research. I don’t know about you but I see no objectivity in the newspaper or CBN reporting. But transcom actually contacted the school in question and voice interviewed the principal to get the true story. As did the local news media which interviewed the two women who brought the accusations and the mother and student involved as well as the principal.

        • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

          From the author of the Examiner article:

          Having the proper
          “Christian” attitude needs to be revisited by CBN and all of those
          claiming to be a child of God. Even “Saul” thought he was doing God’s
          work when he persecuted Christians, had them arrested, thrown into
          prison, and even approved of the killing of
          Christians.

          Does CBN want to have the same reputation
          as Westboro Baptist Church? Unfortunately too much Pharisee has been the
          make-up of many Christians concerning subjects as homosexuality and
          transgenders. This story picked up by CBN was a disservice to the cause
          of Christ, a slam against transgenders in general, and a grossly
          exaggerated innuendo that impacted a transgender teen at Florence High
          School in Colorado.

          I am the Christian perspectives
          writer for San Jose that picked up the story from CBN whom I was over
          confident that the story was true, because after all, it was CBN. I set
          aside fact checking because I put too much emphasis that CBN would have
          credibility. I was dead wrong, and so was CBN. I posted a retraction
          but the damage was already done as the story has taken on a life of its
          own and according to one commentator that took me to task in the
          comments section, international.

          CBN needs to print a
          retraction of its transgender story. It is not worth it to continue
          legitimacy to a lie that could do harm to an innocent teen whose only
          guilt is being born. Both CBN and myself were deceived and the next
          task is to confess, ask for forgiveness, and seek redemption as 1 John
          1:9 declares. God hates it when false testimony is given and according
          to Proverbs 6:16-18 we better clean up our acts.

      • Tammy Rainey

        this one doesn’t? Be honest now, honesty is a Christian moral value after all.

    • SupportMcCarthyism

      What are you trying to tell us, that you libs don’t have a bigoted political agenda?

      • Marita

        You do know what the word “bigoted” means, right?

        • Mary Crohan

          Do you?

        • SupportMcCarthyism

          One not willing to listen to a counter viewpoint. Now you know.

          • Marita

            I’m always willing to listen. I’m just not one to blindly follow without a logic reason. You know… like your boy McCarthy tried to do.

          • SupportMcCarthyism

            You mean it’s only logical if a liberal agrees that it’s logical. I’ve heard that one before. Just like the homosexuals/NAMBLA members offers….

        • Adrian Croft

          Sure. It refers to people like you, who hate anyone who is different from them.

      • Gwendolyn

        If by bigoted political agenda, you mean equality under the law for all citizens and residents of this country. Then the answer would be yes not only for the liberals but everyone. Unfortunately, some people just have to feel superior and find ways to discriminate against others. Sad isn’t.

        • SupportMcCarthyism

          That is why liberals want to shove their agenda down the throats of even first graders then tell everyone they have it wrong.

          • Valerie Hurst

            They don’t care about children, all that matters to them is pushing their agenda. Most of the people posting comments don’t have children of their own, and they really don’t have a clue about how children’s minds works, including kids’ ability to manipulate gullible adults. The left sees children as easy to indoctrinate, which is why they push for less and less parental authority. Tell parents that they are bigoted and ignorant, and that we should leave our children’s future in the hands of “experts,” but those “experts” have their own agenda, and it is not the welfare of children. The weapon is not science, it’s propaganda posing as science.

          • SupportMcCarthyism

            You got that right!

          • Real Patriot

            Maybe you can explain why you want to shove your ancient fairy tales down everyone’s throat. At least the transgender demographic has the entire medical profession behind them (Written THIS century). You have…..A talking snake.

          • SupportMcCarthyism

            No one has ever shoved the Bible down your throat. So other than the willfully ignorant, who are you kidding? The only so-called medical profession you have is the one who just happen to support such to begin with. Because, if a person is born to be a homosexual, then the muslims are born to kill them. Same liberal logic. You, a Patriot? Please, don’t make me laugh!

          • Real Patriot

            “Liberal logic” makes much more sense that ANY logic that you have attempted to come up with. I won’t even try to understand the whole homosexual/Muslims thing you just spit out…Totally pathetic Made no sense…At all.

            As for the medical organizations? You are very, very wrong. The APA joins other organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association, in endorsing strong policy statements deploring the discrimination experienced by gender variant and transgender individuals and calling for laws to protect their civil rights.

            The American Psychiatric Association:

            “Supports laws that protect the civil rights of transgender and gender variant individuals.

            Urges the repeal of laws and policies that discriminate against transgender and gender variant people.

            Opposes all public and private discrimination against transgender and gender variant individuals in such areas as health care, employment, housing, public accommodation, education, and licensing.

            Declares that no burden of proof of such judgment, capacity, or reliability shall be placed upon these individuals greater than that imposed on any other persons.”

            Do some research… Gender Identity has nothing to do with homosexuality or some kind of perversion. It is a medical condition…Simple as that.

            And..Yes, I am a real patriot because I believe in taking care of ALL Americans. Not just white, christian, over-privileged, heterosexual, males.

          • SupportMcCarthyism

            Of course to a liberal it’s pathetic. It was only because of liberalism that in 1973 homosexuality was no longer considered a mental disorder. The “only reason” the issue has become civil rights issue is because you libs fail miserably during the 1980′s trying to justiify your nonsense from a moral perspective. Even what Johnson & Johnson wrote in the 1970′s proves you people to be nothing but liars and hypocrites.

        • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

          Gwendolyn Cant Understand Normal Thinking.

          • Gwendolyn

            I understand normal thinking. What I don’t understand is stupidity trying to pass as intelligence. When you can have a coherent thought which demonstrates you have seriously considered things tell me about it. Until the I’ll give you the benefit of doubt that you are just ignorant and not stupid. After all, ignorance is curable, stupidity is not.

    • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

      Shvt vp stvpid cvnt.

      • tenjen

        oh, wow–when confronted with facts, that is your response?

        • JiveAssPunkAssNIGGER

          You would not know a fact if it fvcked you up your azz.

  • Mary Crohan

    If it was a fabrication the Pacific Justice Institution would NOT have taken the case. Maybe you marita are the bigoted one. You don’t even know the parents but you choose to judge them. You seem to be the one with the problem.

    • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

      The Pacific Justice Institute has in the past made a formal complaint that teaching the Earth orbited the Sun constituted “creating a hostile environment for those of faith”.

      That’s at their press release website – http://www.pacificjustice.org/1/post/2013/09/atheistic-elementary-school-instruction-challenged.html

      • mikeg

        That is a blatant lie.

        • Gwendolyn

          I’d call Zoe’s claim a misrepresentation of the facts. I do so because the wording of the petition gives the impression that parents and other can teach anti-scientific ideas to children as facts. However the PJI court petition does claim that teaching scientific fact and theory to elementary school children is “creating a hostile environment for those of faith.”. What I find disturbing is that the PJI petition wants to put religious belief on the same footing as scientific facts. Scientific theory is developed by examining and determining the facts from that investigation. There is much science can’t explain.

          As for religion, it is built on faith not facts. Many people have faith in a designer of the universe, a supra natural being who created it all. Some of those believers even have a book describing how it was done. Others do not. Others have no religious beliefs they have a theory of evolution, but no belief in a supra natural being.
          Religion is based on faith. Evolution is based on a quasi-supported theory. so it really doesn’t matter if you believe in a hairy thunderer or a cosmic muffin. Believe what you will, just leave the rest of us alone.

      • Mary Crohan

        This boy uses both bathrooms, and makes creepy comments to the girls. He seems to be playing the system. The bottom line is, why does everyone else have to make adjustments for one person? If he’s so uncomfortable using the men’s room, why does he still use it when he doesn’t have to?

        • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

          Er.. evidence for any of those statements?

          The PJL appears to be the only source for that – and the students and staff deny it.

          • Mary Crohan

            the article I read said the girls were complaining. They said he was makingcreepy comment to them. I guess that was left out of the story at … transadvocate.com…

          • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

            “In a statement delivered to the TransAdvocate by attorney Cathy Brennan, the PJI claims that a trans person in the restroom is “inherently intimidating and harassing.”

            That’s the entire basis of their allegations of “harassment”, which they now consider proven as the school states they’ve had a trans student attending for years.

            The PJI also said that they are trying to corroborate the stories of “well I heard that one girl said …” without any luck so far.

          • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

            The article said a lot of things that have turned out not to be true – or at least, constitute a very eccentric view of the truth – when checked.

            For example – one side has claimed that this girl has been going into girls restrooms (like other girls), engaging in girltalk (like other girls) and leaving.

            The other side… says the same thing. Exactly. And that she’s been doing this for two years without objection.

            Where they differ is that the first side claims this is by its very nature “sexual harassment”, and that girltalk is “creepy” – while the other side doesn’t. The first side has one known, and possibly two other students who agree with that, and several thousand who do not.

            The first side has also claimed n the past that teaching biology in schools is “against Oakland family standards”, and that teaching in science class that (amongst other things) the Earth orbits the Sun constitutes “creating a hostile environment for those of faith”.

            Don’t believe me? Look it up on their press releases on their website.

        • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

          This girl has been using the girls’ restroom since she started transition over two years ago.

          Although many initially saw her as a boy, so forced her to do that, eventually they became creeped out about an obvious girl having to do that – so now are just as adamant that she stays in the girls room where she belongs. Which is fine by her, she just doesn’t want to make waves or stand out.

          She uses the restroom (like other girls), engages in the usual girltalk (like other girls), that’s it.

          The PJI says that’s harassment and intimidation. But then, in the past they’ve said that teaching in science class that the Earth orbits the sun is illegal discrimination against religion.

    • AutumnDenver

      It is a fabrication. From the principal this morning:
      “VENDETTI: Nothing has actually been verified with us. This is one parent basically bringing their viewpoint about this situation to the media because they weren’t getting the responses that they hoped they would get from the district, from parents of students at the high school, or from the board and myself. So I think it’s just an attempt to elevate the situation to a point where maybe some more attention can be drawn to that in the hope of having a different outcome. But to our knowledge and based on our investigation, none of those things have actually happened. We do have a transgender student at the high school and she has been using the women’s restroom. There has not been a situation.”

    • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

      I suppose we can give the PJI the benefit of the doubt and ascribe the blatant dishonesty of their claims to ideological enthusiasm which kept them from actually listening to more than one side of the story but now that the true facts have emerged it behooves them to retract their accusations and apologize to the trans kid who was so egregiously maligned by their actions.

  • Jadedknight

    The people of Colorado must be one hard headed group…they don’t seem to learn…Looks like more re-calls are in order to get that stupid transgendered law thrown out…This world is just too full of idiots anymore.

    • http://aebrain.blogspot.com Zoe_Brain

      That is the idea, yes. Manufacture unfounded allegations supposedly by anonymous complainants about unspecified harassment in a legal letter, then use that as “proof” that there’s a problem.

      The law was passed 5 years ago. As there have been no valid complaints, I guess they have to try to make some up.

    • vociferous2000

      Luckily, there is a little thing called the constitution that protects the rights of minority students. Getting the law, “thrown out”, might make it harder for these kids. It might require them to produce a lot of medical evidence to the courts so they can get their gender legally changed, but ultimately they will prevail over the mean-spirited bigots who attack young children suffering from medically verified gender identity disorders.

  • Si Simmons

    I bet I could act transgender!!

    • Gwendolyn

      I doubt it! People don’t act transgender, they are transgender.

      • Realitycbd

        You could never never pass for a real woman. Men can spot a fake easily, it’s like a 6th sense, even if you shave.

        • Gwendolyn

          Don’t make claims you can’t prove. It just makes you look silly and childish.

  • RM

    Seems like Marita is the only one supporting this “transgender” agenda on here. But she has the facts and everyone else has hear say….yeah right.

    • Marita

      No. I just echo the recommendations of the American Psychological Association and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

    • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

      Show us proven fact from the article, please, before you make such accusations. Where’s the proof? What kind of evidence, impartial testimony or eyewitness accounts have been provided? None!

      This article is merely a repetition of a libelous smear against a trans kid who wants nothing more than to be left alone to live her life the way she sees fit. She is hurting no one.

    • vociferous2000

      Well, based on the evidence, it is all hearsay. This story is not in any credible news source nor have the facts been investigated and released by any credible agency, such as the local police or the school administration.

      So the question is, what are the facts and who is providing them? We honestly have no idea because the sources are neither credible nor verified.

  • MissyT111

    Conflict was bound to happen as it will in the workplace. If transgender have the option of which restroom to use, what do those with religious modesty codes of conduct do? Construct a third bathroom which is like handicapped, one at a time and make that for other use.

    • Gwendolyn

      How will you even know if a transgender person is in the stall next to you? What are you going to do peek through a crack or look over or under the panel that divides the stalls?

      • MissyT111

        Kids know what is going on in school and they will know exactly who is transgender and yes, they will know who walks into the stall in front of them before they do.

        • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

          So the mere knowledge that a trans person is in the other stall is somehow a violation of a cisgender kid’s right to privacy??? Please explain, I’m having a lot of trouble understanding your argument. It doesn’t seem to make much sense at all.

    • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

      I think a third bathroom is a good idea. People who irrationally and prejudicially discriminate against trans people can use them and thus feel “safe.”

      • MissyT111

        You first sounded like a solution oriented individual, but then you quickly sunk. So what if a CHILD doesn’t feel safe? WTH? All children should feel safe and you may feel they are irrational but the child is primary and you are secondary in the equation.

        • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

          So a kid’s irrational feeling, based on prejudice, is more important than the actual physical safety of another kid? Trans kids should BE safe, not just feel safe.

          If you go nuts at the thought of a trans person peeing anywhere near you then you should be the one to segregate themselves. Trans people are doing no harm when they go to a restroom that matches their gender identity and expression.

          • MissyT111

            You assumed the child’s fear is based on prejudice, you immediately project your bias on someone else. Maybe ALL children should feel safe and if it takes one bathroom for ANY child to use, then it’s worth it. No one child’s rights should trump another’s. Solutions can be found unless of course you are intolerant.

          • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

            I already suggested a viable alternative, Missy. The students who are uncomfortable with having a trans person using the same restroom as they use can switch over to a single stall. Forced marginalizing and ostracizing any student for no good reason, not just trans students, is harmful. Let the prejudiced people segregate themselves. That way they can be free of the source of their discomfort and when they realize how ignorant their objections were, can come back the wiser.

          • MissyT111

            So you’d tell the child this bathroom is for you, “you prejudiced ignorant child”? Another revealing post by an ever tolerant progressive. Nothing new here…we can all just move something more meaningful. End story.

          • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

            Nope. I’d say, “If you have a problem using the same bathroom as this other kid, then you can go to the single stall.” Plain and simple. The prejudiced kid can figure rest out for themselves.

            I find it interesting that you put words in my mouth and then condemn me for saying them when I really didn’t, and then you try to end the discussion. Something tells me you’re running out of viable arguments so you have to resort to straw men and false attributions.

        • Tammy Rainey

          the only reason they would feel unsafe is having been indoctrinated into a false idea. the solution to this is not to cater to the falsehood but to correct it. there’s a reason the vast majority of this girl’s fellow students are NOT afraid of her and only one or two are.

    • tenjen

      Conflict was bound to happen when we stopped segregating schools, theaters, restaurants, and yes, bathrooms. Just because some people were uncomfortable sharing space with people of a different race was not reason to keep them separate.

  • Benjamin Dover

    When we develop or discover new skills to improve our own lot, we gain the ability to make a better contribution to our friends and fellows.

  • haroldcrews

    This student has a gender identity disorder and belongs in a mental institution.

    • Marita

      The American Psychological Association disagrees. I think I’ll trust the judgement of professionals in this case.

    • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

      May I suggest you use your computer to learn about this subject before you post your immensely uninformed opinion? Ignorance is curable, you know, with only a little effort on your part. It’s much better in many ways to do that instead of illuminating your lack of knowledge so brilliantly.

      Gender dysphoria is a medical condition that is most likely caused during gestation. ALL mainstream medical and scientific organizations (American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, etc.) who have looked at this issue agree that it is NOT a psychological disorder.

    • Gwendolyn

      What an ignorant and uninformed statement, haroldcrews. Having gender identity disphoria is not a mental disorder or disease. Ignorance is curable with just a little effort to educate oneself on the subject one is addressing.

      • Realitycbd

        are you a man?

        • Gwendolyn

          No I’m not. Nor have I been one.

      • Adrian Croft

        “Ignorance” = “anything you don’t like.” Kind of a selfish way of looking at the world, isn’t it?

        • Gwendolyn

          No, a person’s displayed ignorance is not “anything you don’t like”. The poster haroldcrews made a statement which is simply not true. His statement is based on his ignorance of all the facts. Or, he chooses to ignore the facts that don’t fit into his preconceived notions on the subject. Too many people have a tendency to disregard science and medical knowledge and to never research a topic and learn about both sides and then make an informed decision. Now that can be either ignorance or stupidity. And ignorance is cureable, stupidity is not.

  • http://emelyes-kitchen.blogspot.com/ Emelye Waldherr

    Our country decided as the fight for
    racial civil rights was fought that
    judging and discriminating against people for what they look like and/or
    who they are is wrong. The actions of the PJI and the original complainants are violating this ideal.

    The trans girl has not been accused of any wrongdoing or even
    inappropriate behavior. She is at risk for physical harm if she is
    forced to use the boy’s room. There is no reason beyond prejudice that
    justifies this so called controversy.

  • AutumnDenver

    This entire story is based on a false report. There have been no complaints of harassment at the school. The principle explained this morning: “VENDETTI: Nothing has actually been verified with us. This is one parent basically bringing their viewpoint about this situation to the media because they weren’t getting the responses that they hoped they would get from the district, from parents of students at the high school, or from the board and myself. So I think it’s just an attempt to elevate the situation to a point where maybe some more attention can be drawn to that in the hope of having a different outcome. But to our knowledge and based on our investigation, none of those things have actually happened. We do have a transgender student at the high school and she has been using the women’s restroom. There has not been a situation.”
    Please stop fear mongering.