Skip to comments.Maine Commission Moves to Ban Gender Specific Bathrooms, Sports Teams in Schools
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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12-year-old transgender boy..
That tells me the parents are to blame to begin with.
To be fair, as a high school boy i’d have been in favor of ending segregated shower rooms.
If this goes through, how many parents will remove their kids from government insitututionalization?
It's all about free babysitting. That's all gov't kid-houses are.
I lost respect for parents a long time ago. The only ones I pity are the kids.
Bunch of evil people with demented attitudes. Queer couples adopting is another putrid practice.
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....
It changed within living memory.