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Students, Parents Ask Court for Permission to Halt Implementation of Obama’s Bathroom Mandate

800px-Barack_Obama_on_the_telephone_with_Hassan_Rouhani wiki mediafrom – The Daily Signal – by Kelsey Harkness

A group of parents and students in Palatine, Illinois, who are suing the federal government over the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy asked a federal court on Wednesday to grant the school permission to ignore the new mandate.

“Children are not guinea pigs,” a memorandum filed with the motion for a preliminary injunction states, “and they should not be subjected to social experimentation to further political agendas as the price of a quality education.”

The plaintiffs, a group called Students and Parents for Privacy, consist of 51 families, including 136 moms, dads, and their children. Their school, Township High School District 211, was the first in the nation that the Education Department found in violation of Title IX over transgender issues.

In their lawsuit, filed against the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and Township High School District 211, the plaintiffs argue the Obama administration lacks the authority to redefine sex in Title IX of U.S. law to include gender identity.

The issue began in December 2013, when a transgender student, known as Student A, filed a complaint with the Education Department against Township High School District 211. On Dec. 2, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights found Township High School District 211 in violation of federal law for not allowing the student, who was born male but identifies as female, into the girls’ locker room.

The school had granted Student A some accommodations, including changing the student’s name on official records, allowing the student on girls’ sports teams, and granting the student access to the girls’ bathrooms. But District 211 drew the line at providing Student A unrestrained access to the girls’ locker rooms because of the privacy concerns of other girls using them. Instead, the school offered a private facility to Student A.

In order to comply with the Education Department’s demands, the school then granted Student A access to the girls’ locker room.

If District 211 did not comply, it could be at risk of losing $6 million in federal funding.

After the school began allowing Student A access to the girls’ locker room, the Obama administration issued guidance mandating that all public schools in the U.S. allow transgender students to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities that match their gender identity. If schools do not comply with the guidance, the Obama administration threatened to take away their federal funding.

In response, the parents, students, and their lawyers are asking for a preliminary injunction against District 211’s implementation of the Obama administration’s mandate.

“School districts have a duty to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of all students at their schools,” Jeremy Tedesco, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, said. “When a school allows students of one sex to enter the restroom, locker rooms, and showers of students of the opposite sex, they violate that duty.”

According to a CBS/New York Times poll, “46 percent of Americans think transgender people should use the bathrooms assigned to their birth gender” and “slightly fewer—41 percent—think they should be able to use the bathroom of the gender they identify as.”

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john brady
5 years ago

I would bet Obama wouldn’t allow males into the bathrooms of his daughters at school.

Carla
5 years ago

Allowing males to participate in female sports events is also a problem. Males, genetically, have greater upper body strength, giving them an advantage in many sports. Males will be allowed to take sports slots away from their female peers. Since it’s known that many transgender males also identify as lesbians, but still have male genitals, many are still males with sexual desires for females. It saddens and angers me that morality, as defined in God’s Word, is being denied and trashed by our government and our society. I continue to pray for our leaders and our nation to turn back to God. There is no other answer.

Carol Endres
5 years ago

We are in agreement that according to your birth certificate you are male or female, girl or boy, and that you should use the bathroom/restroom of your gender alone and/or a family restroom and none other.

Me Too
5 years ago

Other countries look at what this Idiot in Chief has offered up in terms of crises, and that’s why they are steamrolling us, taking hostages, beheading whole groups of people, destroying ancient religious sites, taunting our Navy destroyers, etc. While this Moron in Chief worries about transgender people (who number less than a fraction of 1% of the population) in the women’s bathroom, the farce of climate change, and destroying the nation’s healthcare, economy, religious institutions, social mores and values, and welcoming illegal aliens with our money, the rest of the world, especially the rogue nations, see this as their opportunity to get over on us. How many days does this POS have left in office?

BobA
5 years ago

JFK legacy: We will put a man on the moon. Obama legacy: We will put a man in the ladies bathroom.

Dot
5 years ago

This is definitely sexual blackmail. Having a male invade a female bathroom or locker room is a scary prospect for most girls. It does not matter if that anatomical male identifies as a female or some of both. There is no way to be sure this person is not a predator. Our current method of having male and female bathrooms has worked well for more than 200 years. Let’s keep it that way. There are enough things to fear in this world without adding this to it.

Carolyn Partlow
5 years ago
Reply to  Dot

I completely agree. Our rights are being stomped on all over the place. We should not have to worry about someone of the opposite sex is in the bathroom with our children, grandchildren and us. There have already been incidents where children have been molested. We must keep our bathrooms and showers safe.

Gary Faust
5 years ago

I think that this is an incredible shame that this is an issue. First, the Federal Education Administration should be abolished. The Constitution reserves the education of our children to the states. Why is the Federal government taking taxes that should go to the taxpayer’s state for education of their children. To redirect these taxes back to the states and use it to blackmail the states into doing what the feds want is unconstitutional in my opinion. More to the point, in the 1964 Civil Rights act it only and specifically talks about “sex” of the individual. Not what sex they identify with. Sex is biological, the physical body and that is either male or female. The rights and mental health of our girls or boys is at risk with this incredible political play by the left. Separate bathrooms and showers is appropriate. If you want to see bullying increase in Middle & High schools, then let this crap continue.

Judy & Rescued/Adopted Greyhounds
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Faust

Excellent posting. If this “doesn’t open yet another door” to the degrading of our nation can’t imagine what would.

Me Too
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Faust

The left was behind every child getting a college education throughout the past several decades, not because everyone is suited to college, but to indoctrinate them into the leftist playbook. Gone are the apprenticeships, the shop classes, and the steering of students into trades. You can’t warp their minds that way. But you can if you send them to college for the full propaganda curriculum.

Nick
5 years ago

The confusion of this gender- identity situation may be the lack of identity of the (hard to identify him as) president obama himself. It may have started back when he needed to show his birth certificate and school records. Could there have have been a typo of gender-ID on that certificate ,if real ?

Willie
5 years ago

This is just another trick of Obama he should be tried and found guilty of being a trader and selling out America .obama is a Muslim and he is helping them to destroy America.Both parties are guilty for letting Obama give our money to countries that are Muslim and hate us.we the people need to take America back at any cost.

Dixie
5 years ago
Reply to  Willie

I once thought Obama was a Muslim, but a true Muslim would consider transgender and gay behavior an abomination. He certainly lied in the beginning when he claimed to be a Christian. I don’t think Obama really has any true religious convictions. Both his mother AND father were communists, so I believe his convictions lean more in that direction than anywhere else. As the saying goes, the apple never falls far from the tree.

Gary
5 years ago

It’s hard to believe that it has come down to this. All this CRAP to accommodate less than 1% of the population. WTF is happening in this once great country?

Judy & Rescued/Adopted Greyhounds
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary

It went down the drain some seven years ago & nobody was paying attention.

Diana
5 years ago

It’s amazing to me this is an issue. From the article written above, the school system made great accommodations for the transgender student.

Sara
5 years ago
Reply to  Diana

You are absolutely right. The school provided a private curtained area where the student could change. But that wasn’t good enough…..which proves in my mind that this is much bigger that a use of bathrooms. It is all a part of fundamentally changing America……..with goals aligned with Communism.

Carla
5 years ago
Reply to  Sara

The point is, the young man wants to dress and undress with girls.

Ralph
5 years ago

All of his agenda, especially this is designed to force us to tolerate immoral, abhorant, self indulgent behavior. If we accept this, what will be next? All by his design to destroy the United States of America, and “transform” us into what he keeps telling us who we are. The man needs to be impeached and removed from office NOW!

Willie
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

He needs to be kicked out of America before he changes it to a Muslim country

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Willie

Willie, I don’t care where he goes, as long as it’s out of the White House. But some muslim country would be where he probably belongs!

Sara
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

And here is the bad news. He is staying in DC only a couple of miles from the WH!

Ralph
5 years ago
Reply to  Sara

Haven’t heard that yet, Sara. What’s the story?

Rose
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

Ralph. It was reported last week that the Obama’s are looking into a house in DC and will stay at least until Sasha is out of school.

Dixie
5 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

If Obama hasn’t been impeached yet because of his other outragious policies of the past, this one won’t make any difference either. He’s the darling of the liberal media, and they protect him. And the devil takes care of his own, too.

STEVE B
5 years ago

I GUESS WHAT WE NEED TO STOP THIS INSANITY IS FOR EVERY MAN, AND I MEAN EVERY MAN, TO DECLARE HE IS A WOMAN AND START USING THE GIRLS BATHROOMS, LOCKER ROOMS AND SHOWERS EVERYPLACE. IF THIS DOESN’T GET TH 99.9% OF AMERICANS WHO ARE NOT DEGENERATES TO RISE UP AND GET THIS OVERTURNED, THEN THE COUNTRY IS TOO FAR GONE AND IS DOOMED.

Rick B.
5 years ago

I’m buying Kimberly Clark stock. Sounds like they’ll be expanding their Depends business in the near future, coming out with a Grammar School and a High School product line.

alden reed
5 years ago

God has turned America and the American people over to a reprobate mind, America and her people will perish if hey do not repent of their immorality and all sin and turn to Jesus Christ for their forgiveness, Hell is closer than you think.

Balance Seeker
5 years ago

Interesting how Team Obama is attempting to redefine words in an attempt to protect such a small percentage of the population. What about the 99+% of the population who also deserve privacy? Is Team Obama’s timing coincidental to stirring things up for the upcoming elections? The operative question . . . what’s next on the Master Dividers agenda?

Darlene G Durling
5 years ago

We have a duty to protect children’s privacy!
Privacy is a right. Not a notion to experiment with.

Ann Chorbi
5 years ago

Our nation is indeed in deep jeopardy for knowing what is morally right……boys are boys, even if they wear dresses…..and girls are girls, even if they wear pants!

Larry3500
5 years ago

In no other realm does one’s un-documented whim matter. You don’t just decide that you are married (whether to a person of the same or the opposite sex), you get a Marriage License, and you have a Marriage performed, whether by a religious official (Rabbi, Priest, Minister, Imam, etc.) or a secular official (Justice of the Peace, etc.). Imagine the chaos that would have ensued if the rights to marry the person of your choice, regardless of the sex of that person, would have been accompanied by the demand that no paperwork needed to accompany such a ‘marriage’.

You can’t simply proclaim that you feel as though you are a citizen; some form of proof, whether a Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, or some other document(s) are needed. Imagine the chaos that would ensue if everyone who showed up to vote was simply allowed to vote with no registration, no proof of citizenship or residence, etc.

Assuming perfectly good intentions on the part of the transgendered and their supporters, how do you prevent a Male who is not transgendered, but who is simply a Pervert, from walking into the Women’s Locker Room for a peak?

Dixie
5 years ago
Reply to  Larry3500

My thoughts exactly. Who’s to say that a heterosexual pervert won’t go into a ladies bathroom or locker room and claim to be transgender? It goes by how a person feels, so how can anyone prove he’s not? You can’t prove or disprove a feeling. That’s the danger in all this. It’s stupidity and some common sense needs to be injected into this debate by SOMEONE who is in a high enough position to make a difference. Are that many of our so-called Republican representatives afraid to stand up for us, or are they scared of the blackmail of leftists who would call them “hatemongers” for daring to stand up for their moral convictions? Too many milquetoast Republican representatives in Washington who don’t live up to their promises. Seems they are simply drawing a paycheck and just taking up space after all!

Publicus58
5 years ago

Gender identity is from the neck down. Gender Dysphoria is from the neck up.

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