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Maine Commission Moves to Ban Gender Specific Bathrooms, Sports Teams in Schools
Fox News ^ | April 9, 2010 | Diane Macedo

Posted on 04/09/2010 6:26:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The little girls' room won't be just for little girls anymore, if the Maine Human Rights Commission has its way.

The commission is taking heat over a controversial proposal to ban schools from enforcing gender divisions in sports teams, school organizations, bathrooms and locker rooms. It says forcing a student into a particular room or group because of his or her biological gender amounts to discrimination.

The issue came to light last year when the commission ruled that, under the Maine Human Rights Act, a school had discriminated against a 12-year-old transgender boy by denying him access to the girls' bathroom.

Now the commission aims to issue guidelines on how schools should deal with similar situations in the future. It would make Maine the first state to implement such guidelines for schools as young as preschool and nursery -- and even some private schools.

But not everyone in the state is on board with the current proposal.

Some school districts and organizations have criticized the commission for making its initial ruling without getting enough input from conservative groups, and then for coming up with proposed guidelines in what some described as closed-door sessions.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: atheismandstate; corruptingaminor; feminazis; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; kevinjennings; maine; naughtyteacherslist; safeschoolsczar; savethemales; sexism; sexpositiveagenda; sexualdiscrimination; sexualizingchildren; showandtell; teensex; unisex

1 posted on 04/09/2010 6:26:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is wrong with these people????????????


2 posted on 04/09/2010 6:28:09 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Moral fiber going down the tubes!


3 posted on 04/09/2010 6:29:21 PM PDT by In God I trust
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When are you so-called “independents” or “moderates” or “conservative Democrats” or non-voters going to have enough?


4 posted on 04/09/2010 6:29:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Maine Human Rights Commission belongs in The Maine Asylum for the Insane.


5 posted on 04/09/2010 6:30:09 PM PDT by devere
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

When are parents going to start telling these “Rights” commissions to go to hell, and NO, we will not answer to you or any lawsuit or any ruling that you put forth. If you want to use force to enforce it, then prepare to be met back with force.


6 posted on 04/09/2010 6:30:47 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“But not everyone in the state is on board with the current proposal”. Really?


7 posted on 04/09/2010 6:30:59 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
yeppers - they did this in MD for public bathrooms. It's an ongoing program to eliminate procreation as an individual right, and move species generation into a government sanctioned privilege! IMHO The first step is to eliminate the distinction between gender!
8 posted on 04/09/2010 6:32:09 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It's about time!"


9 posted on 04/09/2010 6:32:37 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The article goes on and on with people debating it. Amazing!


10 posted on 04/09/2010 6:32:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

They are sick.


11 posted on 04/09/2010 6:35:58 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are going to be problems with this crap... no doubt.

LLS


12 posted on 04/09/2010 6:36:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

A nation gone mad!


13 posted on 04/09/2010 6:36:37 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

They are perverts for one thing and insane for a second thing.


14 posted on 04/09/2010 6:37:30 PM PDT by GeronL (There is only a "Happily ever after" for you if you're the one writing your own script)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

They are perverts for one thing and insane for a second thing.


15 posted on 04/09/2010 6:37:31 PM PDT by GeronL (There is only a "Happily ever after" for you if you're the one writing your own script)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somewhere along the way someone missed the memo that there is a difference between boys and girls and decorum dictates the separation of the two, especially when it comes to shower and toilet facilities. Just say’n


16 posted on 04/09/2010 6:40:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A twelve year old transgender boy? Puhleeze!

We used to call that hormones...

Seriously, this is preposterous. It’s time to take back the country. Starting at the local level sounds like a great approach.


17 posted on 04/09/2010 6:41:25 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; wagglebee

I was gonna post this i was in shock reading it,first thought it was from Onion...
We are so Fu**ed if we do not change things in Nov..


18 posted on 04/09/2010 6:41:27 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: J Edgar
FTA: "It says forcing a student into a particular room or group because of his or her biological gender amounts to discrimination."

Even using the word "gender" here is preemptively handing the victory to the perverts.

The word is "sex." Biological "sex." That would be male or female. We are a species that exhibits "sexual" differentiation.

"Gender," on the other hand, is primarily a grammatical term, and has no necessary connection with the two sexes. In languages which have gendered nouns, there's no sexual reason why el brazo (the arm) is masculine, but la piedra (the leg) is feminine.

"Gender" is fluid, subjective, and even whimsical. "Sex" is objective.

Say "sex."

19 posted on 04/09/2010 6:41:30 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It's not what we don't know that's the problem, it's what we know that ain't so." - Will Rogers)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Is there problem with schools giving away condoms? Sending girls to abortion clinics without telling parents? They have had pro-sex (Just say yes) sessions at elementary schools and I fail to see any groundswell. The condoms for pre-teens are coming, and I wonder if eyebrows will even go up. Taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood says girls should learn to enjoy sex at 10 and they also oppose laws that would forbid HIV infected people from spreading it without telling their sex partners.

Bunch of sane people, huh?


20 posted on 04/09/2010 6:42:13 PM PDT by GeronL (There is only a "Happily ever after" for you if you're the one writing your own script)
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To: Clock King
When are parents going to start telling these “Rights” commissions to go to hell, and NO, we will not answer to you or any lawsuit or any ruling that you put forth. If you want to use force to enforce it, then prepare to be met back with force.

Probably when parents stop thinking their neighbors should to pay for their children's education. The solution is easy. Take kids out of public schools; every school day is a day you can vote with your feet and leave. Every day a conservative stays in a public school is another opportunity wasted to drive a stake through the heart of liberalism.

21 posted on 04/09/2010 6:43:44 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Clock King
When are parents going to start telling these “Rights” commissions to go to hell, and NO, we will not answer to you or any lawsuit or any ruling that you put forth. If you want to use force to enforce it, then prepare to be met back with force.

Probably when parents stop thinking their neighbors should to pay for their children's education. The solution is easy. Take kids out of public schools; every school day is a day you can vote with your feet and leave. Every day a conservative stays in a public school is another opportunity wasted to drive a stake through the heart of liberalism.

22 posted on 04/09/2010 6:44:49 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

School wrestling teams will be really popular now.


23 posted on 04/09/2010 6:49:28 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: Free ThinkerNY

.
Unreal.


24 posted on 04/09/2010 6:49:40 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Ok - thanks for the enlightenment - I thought gender was synonymous with the noun sex!
25 posted on 04/09/2010 7:01:45 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this is an easy one.
contact the human rights group and advise them to tell all schools involved to give the transgendered the key to the staff bathrooms.


26 posted on 04/09/2010 7:05:21 PM PDT by catroina54
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To: catroina54

Exactly right. I wonder if the staff is going to open their bathrooms to the opposite sex.


27 posted on 04/09/2010 7:10:42 PM PDT by mia
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To: Random Access

>>School wrestling teams will be really popular now.<<

And touch football. And swimming. And ice hockey.


28 posted on 04/09/2010 7:18:51 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: GSP.FAN

So true! We must begin to turn things around in November.

Then in the next election cycle, turn them over again!

Then, maybe then, the scum will get the message!


29 posted on 04/09/2010 7:26:36 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These bastards will get some little girl raped.


30 posted on 04/09/2010 7:28:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The issue came to light last year when the commission ruled that, under the Maine Human Rights Act, a school had discriminated against a 12-year-old transgender boy by denying him access to the girls' bathroom.

Don't forget all the 12-14 y/o normal boys who will be happy to have full access to the girls' locker rooms.

31 posted on 04/09/2010 7:36:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pathetic. So everyone else has to have changes forced on them to accomodate a single person?


32 posted on 04/09/2010 7:39:59 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


33 posted on 04/09/2010 7:40:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: J Edgar; Mrs. Don-o

gender is the pc term for sex. liberals do not like the word sex. according to them, everyone is born a bisexual and transgendered and we all choose our sexuality and gender due to peer pressure. but homosexuals and transvestites? nature made them perfect and they did not fall for the peer pressure!


34 posted on 04/09/2010 7:46:13 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

Ok “sex” it is for the rest of my remaining days


35 posted on 04/09/2010 7:54:32 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One addled and confused 12 year old punk causes millennia of social norms to be upended. We are truly an insane people. I just can’t stand it any more.


36 posted on 04/09/2010 8:19:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Random Access

“School wrestling teams will be really popular now.”

That ship has sailed.
http://www.usgwa.com/

There are 500-700 girl wrestlers at the national championships; Many of them are on their high school wrestling teams. FWIW, they are athletes, interested in the sport.

That said, I think men’s and women’s restrooms should be separate.


37 posted on 04/09/2010 8:20:03 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yawn...Just another WTF moment...Difficult for us old geezers to keep blood pressure under control reading this crap...


38 posted on 04/09/2010 8:25:51 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Parents, mothers get the hell out there and scream like hell, sit in, protest, block traffic, hold these idiots accountable their destroying your childrens moral fabric!


39 posted on 04/09/2010 8:32:48 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The light is about to go out, do your part)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The left is already hysterical about sexual harassment, and they try this?
How many kids will be afraid to use the bathroom at school and hold it all day. Hope they get together and sue.

40 posted on 04/10/2010 5:24:36 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12-year-old transgender boy..

That tells me the parents are to blame to begin with.


41 posted on 04/10/2010 5:28:28 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

To be fair, as a high school boy i’d have been in favor of ending segregated shower rooms.


42 posted on 04/10/2010 6:29:19 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, parents are up in arms.

If this goes through, how many parents will remove their kids from government insitututionalization?

Ten.

It's all about free babysitting. That's all gov't kid-houses are.

43 posted on 04/10/2010 6:37:54 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: ALPAPilot
Probably when parents stop thinking their neighbors should to pay for their children's education. The solution is easy. Take kids out of public schools; every school day is a day you can vote with your feet and leave. Every day a conservative stays in a public school is another opportunity wasted to drive a stake through the heart of liberalism.

Free babysitting.

I lost respect for parents a long time ago. The only ones I pity are the kids.

44 posted on 04/10/2010 6:41:22 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: GeronL

Bunch of evil people with demented attitudes. Queer couples adopting is another putrid practice.

LLS


45 posted on 04/10/2010 9:13:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: ichabod1

Expect this to float in the military sooner than later. If heterosexuals are forced to shower and bunk with openly afflicted homosexuals, then there isn’t much of a stretch to doing likewise with members of the opposite sex....


46 posted on 04/13/2010 11:11:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: J Edgar

It changed within living memory.


47 posted on 04/13/2010 12:17:41 PM PDT by firebrand
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