There have been a few twists in the story about girls in an unsupportive Colorado high school being forced to share a bathroom with a transgender boy, including a new, emotional video published by the legal non-profit organization representing the girls and their families.
In mid-October, BizPac Review reported the story about a transgender student, a male who identifies himself as a female, who had allegedly been sexually harassing female students in the girl’s bathroom and locker room at Florence High School, according to the Pacific Justice Institute.
Institute attorneys were contacted by concerned parents seeking recourse against school officials who not only suggested the girls avoid using the girls’ locker room and use another bathroom, but also allegedly threatened the girls with dismissal from athletic teams and hate crimes charges if the complaints didn’t stop.
BizPac Review obtained the letter attorneys 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.”
The Institute has since reported the following in a press release on its website:
In a twist of irony, school officials who have been under fire for disregarding student privacy rights are now warning complaining families that law enforcement will be monitoring social media discussions about their concerns.
“Since we first broke this story, it has been shocking to see the lengths to which school officials and LGBT activists have gone to suppress the truth,” stated Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. “We have now received a large and growing stack of hate mail from supposedly tolerant LGBT supporters, most of which is based on unquestioning faith in school officials who have proved to be untrustworthy. It is increasingly apparent that school officials and LGBT activists are on an all-out mission to discredit our clients rather than deal with the serious problems they have identified with a biologically teenage boy sharing bathrooms with their teenage daughters. These new developments only stiffen our resolve and renew our focus to seek a balanced solution that honors the rights and needs of all students.”
Pacific Justice Institute is one of the leading voices trying to block the implementation of a new California law, AB 1266 – the first student transgender rights law in the country. It has been actively collecting petitions to stop the law through public referendum saying in an email to supporters, “Activists are unleashing their heavy artillery on us because they know we are exposing the shocking realities of what happens when we allow biologically male teenagers to freely enter girls’ bathrooms.”
“It’s important to see what we can expect if we don’t do everything in our power to stop radicals from throwing open the doors of our kids’ school bathrooms and locker rooms to anyone who ‘identifies’ with that gender,” Dacus wrote in the email.
In an effort to share first-hand accounts of “the horrors of pro-transgender bathroom policies in schools,” the Institute published the following powerful video from the girls and their families at Florence High School.