Thursday, February 11, 2016

Poway School Parents Want Unisex Restroom for Transgender Teenager

The "student has every right to use the boys locker room even then he has female anatomy..."

Future shock, at Rancho Bernardo High School, in San Diego County.

Remember, California Democrats passed statewide legislating mandatory transgender integration in public schools. Parents are just now being faced with the reality, it turns out, and they're not happy.

At the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Transgender locker room issue roils Rancho Bernardo High School":

POWAY — A transgender student who changes in a boys locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School has triggered a dispute over a 2-year-old state law that seeks to accommodate such students.

The Poway Unified School District board meeting was packed Tuesday night with people raising a broad array of questions about student rights.

Holly Franz, one of the speakers at the meeting, said she learned when the semester resumed three weeks ago that a student who was born female but identifies as male was changing in the locker room.

Franz said she understands that the district has to follow the law that allows the student to use the locker room, but she would like the school to make accommodations for other students who may feel awkward about the situation. She also urged the board of trustees to notify all students if there is a transgender student where other students change clothes.

Advocates for transgender rights responded by starting a petition on asking the district to take no action regarding the issue. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 1,200 people had signed the online petition...