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Students who refuse to affirm transgender classmates face punishment
Fox News Radio ^ | Todd Starnes

Posted on 02/21/2013 3:13:14 PM PST by GeronL

Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates.

Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students – including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.

The 11-page directive also urged schools to eliminate gender-based clothing and gender-based activities – like having boys and girls line up separately to leave the classroom.

Schools will now be required to accept a student’s gender identity on face value.

“A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day and throughout every, or almost every, other area of her life, should be respected and treated like a girl,” the guidelines stipulate.

According to the Dept. of Education, transgender students are those whose assigned birth sex does not match their “internalized sense of their gender.”

They said gender nonconforming students “range in the ways in which they identify as male, female, some combination of both, or neither.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
For example – a fifth grade girl might feel uncomfortable using the restroom if there is an eighth grade transgendered boy in the next stall.

Under the state guidelines, the girl would have no recourse, Beckwith said.

“And if the girl continued to complain she could be subjected to discipline for not affirming that student’s gender identity choice,” he told Fox News.

“It should not be tolerated and can be grounds for student discipline,” the directive states.

1 posted on 02/21/2013 3:13:19 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Morgana; little jeremiah

bump


2 posted on 02/21/2013 3:14:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

We are soooooo finished.


3 posted on 02/21/2013 3:20:01 PM PST by animal172 (The weak and uninformed will inherit the Earth.......and they have.)
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To: GeronL

Whilst reading this article I kept looking back to see if it was really written by John Semmens.

Here is another reason to home school.


4 posted on 02/21/2013 3:23:43 PM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: GeronL

The Educationists are overstepping a lot of bounds there. I would imagine the state will go bankrupt over this one.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 3:26:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: GeronL
This is madness. What will happen when there is an increase in sexual assaults and harassment? The school will probably discipline the victims as not being sufficiently welcoming.
And to what extent will this new policy contribute to the mental confusion, stress and violence in teenagers who get no assistance or guidance in what are civilized boundaries? Is it too much of a stretch to suggest that this policy will increase the possibilities of future school mass murders by students made mentally ill or have their mental illnesses aggravated by gender confusion and no role models.
6 posted on 02/21/2013 3:30:12 PM PST by Truth29
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To: GeronL

First, WTF ! Interesting thing, UC Santa Cruz already has co-ed bathrooms. But with P.C. if any guy makes any kind of move on a female there would be hell to pay with the P.C. police !

An opportunity to groom a pervert while as a kid. On bathroom fixtures - stalls and urinals, I like to have an empty fixture between myself and a different guy.

> For example – a fifth grade girl might feel uncomfortable using the restroom if there is an eighth grade transgendered boy in the next stall.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 3:30:42 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: GeronL

Mass. should just cut to the chase and outlaw testicles.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 3:31:23 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: CORedneck

Liberal PC encourages kids to have sex like sluts


9 posted on 02/21/2013 3:32:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Truth29
What will happen when there is an increase in sexual assaults and harassment?

They will hand out whistles and hold counseling classes for the perps

10 posted on 02/21/2013 3:34:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Monty Python's The Life of Brian - I want to be a woman

Stan: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

11 posted on 02/21/2013 3:36:39 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: CORedneck

the girl who complains would get punished!!


12 posted on 02/21/2013 3:37:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

The world has gone totally crazy, especially in institutes of higher learning.

Crazy.

Friggin fags and mental cases are now running America’s colleges.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 3:43:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

“The world has gone totally crazy, especially in institutes of higher learning. Crazy. Friggin fags and mental cases are now running America’s colleges.”

It has spread into government, and like affirmative action, will soon dominate the private sector.


14 posted on 02/21/2013 3:48:26 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GeronL
the gender with which they identify

Rush was reporting it as "the gender with which they identify that day".

15 posted on 02/21/2013 3:51:23 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

lol! good one


16 posted on 02/21/2013 3:56:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Parents have the option to home school or send their kids to a catholic or other type of private school that promotes judo-christian morality.

Any parent that puts their kids in the hands of the depraved apparatchiks in the socialist government schools is either too stupid to know what goes on there or just doesn't like their kids very much.

17 posted on 02/21/2013 4:00:36 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

BUMP

now they are punishing children who do not conform, this was never ever about tolerance


18 posted on 02/21/2013 4:06:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, just wait until some enterprising adolescent/teenage boy (or rather a whole bunch of them) figures out the loophole in the rule, self-identifies as a “male lesbian” and demands to hang out in the girls locker room.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 4:15:13 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: GeronL

Those who do not accept the new doublethink definitions of girls and boys will be referred to Miniluv for reeducation and Room 101 if necessary.


20 posted on 02/21/2013 4:19:08 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: tanknetter

I’m thinking some high school boy will say, “Hey, I identify as a girl! I want to play on the girls’ basketball team!” Not only would he absolutely dominate on the court, he would probably enjoy the locker room.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 4:24:45 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: GeronL

How does the teenage boy “qualify” as Transgendered, to be able to shower with the teenage girls?


22 posted on 02/21/2013 4:26:01 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: tanknetter

Remembering all to well what I and my contemporaries were like at that age, I have no problem envisioning what will go through the minds(?) of these little hormone-saturated twerps. When ny daughters were in that age bracket, I was all in favor of going down to the local mall and having those little perverts busted on general principals.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 4:26:27 PM PST by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: tanknetter

Remembering all to well what I and my contemporaries were like at that age, I have no problem envisioning what will go through the minds(?) of these little hormone-saturated twerps. When ny daughters were in that age bracket, I was all in favor of going down to the local mall and having those little perverts busted on general principals.


24 posted on 02/21/2013 4:26:46 PM PST by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: tanknetter

Remembering all to well what I and my contemporaries were like at that age, I have no problem envisioning what will go through the minds(?) of these little hormone-saturated twerps. When ny daughters were in that age bracket, I was all in favor of going down to the local mall and having those little perverts busted on general principals.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 4:26:52 PM PST by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: traditional1

he just has to say it apparently, and the parents are kept out of the loop. they are not told.

I don’t think anything that happens in school should be a secret from the parents.


26 posted on 02/21/2013 4:27:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JayVee

with this perverted media we have today and schools “sex ed” class encouraging them to have rampant, unfettered slutty sex, yes we should be worried.


27 posted on 02/21/2013 4:34:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: traditional1

he just has to say it.

They leave the parents out these days


28 posted on 02/21/2013 4:37:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
GREAT!

I was born too early for the "PC Benefits", where I could have spent all my time in the girls' showers in High School.....just...DAMN!

29 posted on 02/21/2013 4:40:16 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: GeronL

“Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates.”

A government school cannot coerce speech or force students to support something they find morally objectionable. Lawyers are going to have a field day with this one.

I can see parents pulling their daughters out and parents should convey that to school officials. Let them worry about losing students and state aid. Parents should prepare now and let school officials know they’ll be doing something else for a living next year. They should also let the jerks in their state legislature know the same too.


30 posted on 02/21/2013 4:50:50 PM PST by goldi
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To: goldi

I gave up expecting parents to do anything after NYC schools mandated pro-sex propaganda classes for 11 year olds


31 posted on 02/21/2013 4:58:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: animal172

Agreed


32 posted on 02/21/2013 5:04:12 PM PST by Richard from IL
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To: GeronL

You’re probably right. Parents will willingly subject their kids to all sorts of abuse in the public schools today than to stand up for them and do something about it. Everyone wants to be pc.

Of course, there are a few parents who will loudly disagree with the policy and pull their kids out, and there will probably be more parents who decide the education isn’t “quite what they want for their children,” and they’ll either homeschool, send them to private school, or pick up and leave and move to Texas or some other sensible state.


33 posted on 02/21/2013 5:22:15 PM PST by goldi
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To: goldi

The parents were also desensitized to this crap and it’s just getting worse.


34 posted on 02/21/2013 5:24:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

This will never, never work. Try as they might, the kids know what is right, and what is bizarre.


35 posted on 02/22/2013 8:38:36 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

By the way, I am a transexual and can only shower with females.


36 posted on 02/22/2013 8:41:48 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Kids have grown up brainwashed, their parents were dumbed down so much that many kids never get the balance at home either.


37 posted on 02/22/2013 8:43:33 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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