Skip to comments.Transgender student suit goes to Maine high court
Posted on 06/12/2013 5:13:24 PM PDT by Former Fetus
Maine's highest court heard arguments Wednesday over whether transgender students can use the bathroom of their choice, and the girl at the heart of the case said she hoped justices would recognize the right of children to attend school without being "bullied" by peers or administrators.
Nicole Maines, now 15, watched lawyers argue over whether her rights were violated when the Orono school district required her to use a staff bathroom after there was a complaint about her using the girls' bathroom.
Maines said after the hearing in Bangor that she hopes the Supreme Judicial Court will ensure no one else experiences what she went though.
"I hope they understood how important it is for students to be able to go to school and get an education and have fun and make friends, and not have to worry about being bullied by students or the administration, and to be accepted for who they are," said Maines, who now attends a high school in southern Maine.
Her family and the Maine Human Rights Commission sued in 2009 over the school's actions, but a state judge ruled that the school district acted within its discretion. Maines is a biological male who from an early age identified as a girl.
At issue is whether the school violated the Maine Human Rights Act, which bars discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation. State law also requires separate bathrooms for boys and girls in schools.
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They are normal, you're not. Exactly!
Any parent who is still sending his chidren to a public school should be made to listen to the court arguments.
the parents of this kid should be put into the nut house and will this mental illness ever stop.
‘They’re the normal students, and you’re not,’”
Your point? I mean aren’t you just trying to get noticed?
This is interesting, A friend sent this to me, there appears to be a rift between the transgendered and the Radical FemiNazis.
Near the bottom they say this:
[ Neo-liberalism/Ultra Capitalism an ideology made for Trans. (Transsexual People)
1. Free market economy
2. Minimal state intervention
3. Limited social programming
4. Free trade
5. Strong property rights
7. Weak unions ]
So they are basically saying trannies are all Tea Partiers... Wow them Femi-Nazis are just going koo koo for ko ko puff in all their rabid their man hating...
The school needs a transgender bathroom then.
It sounds as though “Maine’s highest court” doesn’t have much to do. Too much free time on their hands.
Is this your idea of a "normal" boy? And I am not talking about the brother in the background, who looks like he would rather be anywhere else but there!
I don’t think it would like a transgender bathroom. It wants to use the girls facilities and nothing else will please it.
They don't have the right to screw up everyone else around them!
If they need special treatment, they need a special school!
Maybe they can put a porta-potty in that says transgender, if the staff bathroom isn’t good enough.
No amount of mutilation or surgical tricks will ever make him a her . . . and his parents should be totally ashamed of themselves . . . instead of looking for a quick buck. Maybe a trip to church as a family would help a lot too. This kid is 15 and he’s all screwed up already? He should be removed from his parents ASAP.
It doesn’t use feminine hygiene products and females who may have had an accident don’t need somebody with a tally-whacker in the restroom with them.
It seems to me that the one that is not accepting this person for the way he is, is the student himself who will not accept the simple reality that he is a boy not a girl.
It is interesting that all the news on this issue blinds the school district
Waaaahhhhh, everyone's always looking at me. Why can't they treat me like everyone else?
I agree. The parents need to have their a$$es beat for allowing this to happen. If I had a son like that he could dress and act however he wanted to after he moves out of my house. But until that day arrived his A$$ would dress and look like a boy anyway. 15 years old! God what has this country come to.
I’m assuming this “girl” has a penis.
Penises do not belong in the girls restroom!! Period.