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Another transgender student claims discrimination over bathroom, locker room use
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 09/17/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT by markomalley

It’s back-to-school time across America and you know what that means: a fresh supply of stories about transgender students demanding special treatment—particularly when it comes to bathrooms and locker rooms.

The latest spat involves an expelled transgender student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown who has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the school violated her civil rights by preventing her from using men’s locker rooms and restrooms, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The student, Seamus Johnston, was born female but identifies as a male. Johnston has undergone several months of hormone treatment recently.

The lawsuit was filed Monday. The suit claims that the school violated federal anti-discrimination laws. Johnston is representing herself.

A Pitt spokesman told the Tribune-Review that the school plans to defend the legal challenge “vigorously.”

The events leading up to the lawsuit are nothing if not interesting.

Johnston was expelled from Pitt-Johnstown for repeatedly using the men’s locker room despite the school’s order that she not do so, explains the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Johnston, 22, and her partner, Katherine Anne McCloskey, 56, filmed an attempted (and failed) series of citizen’s arrests at the Pitt-Johnstown campus. McCloskey did the arresting. Johnston filmed the events. (The antics can be seen at the end of a collection of clips from WPXI on YouTube.)

“We believe that you are a female and that your campus ID indicates you are a female,” an unidentified staffer firmly explains after he was accosted by the couple. “Your application form indicates you are a female. You went into a men’s locker room. You are not permitted to do that.”

Later, the FBI focused on Johnston and McCloskey during an investigation of some bomb threats made at the main Pitt in Pittsburgh. The FBI questioned the couple in 2012. There was also a federal grand jury that threatened at times to dissolve into a circus.

In May, Johnston pleaded guilty to charges in county criminal court of trespassing and disorderly conduct related to the men’s locker room fracas. The sentence was 90-days probation.

The Post-Gazette notes that Johnston declared in a prior complaint with the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations that the Social Security Administration found her disabled “for a variety of emotional liabilities that included gender identity disorder.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: academicbias; feminazis; homosexualagenda; katherinemccloskey; privacyrights; seamusjohnston; sexpositiveagenda; unisex
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1 posted on 09/17/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Can’t we find one place to send all these mentally disturbed people so they can all be offended together and leave the rest of us alone?


2 posted on 09/17/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: markomalley; Revolting cat!; Lazamataz; Slings and Arrows
Johnston, 22, and her partner, Katherine Anne McCloskey, 56

Because 22 year olds often seek out 56 year olds. Right, guys?

3 posted on 09/17/2013 7:03:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

In MA and CA they let these students use the showers of the other sex, at the same time the law also made schools immune from lawsuits for student on student or teacher on student sex crimes.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 7:04:17 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: markomalley

Hormone treatment...So she grew OO and has to shave every day?


5 posted on 09/17/2013 7:04:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Quite the couple.


6 posted on 09/17/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

She’s 22...her partner is 56?? Talking about predators....


7 posted on 09/17/2013 7:06:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

Good God...I just saw the picture.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

“Wah, I wanna pee where the boys too.”

If the he-she doesn’t want to get her hair wet she could piss through a straw.”


9 posted on 09/17/2013 7:07:49 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: GeronL

Would there be a problem if I ran off to the authorities and said I was a dog-in-a-man’s body, and I wanted the freedom that dogs enjoy....mainly to crap and pee over the front of the school lawn?

Or, I’m a man-in-a-woman-in-a-man’s body, and I pretend to have several manly devices, several women’s devices, and mostly act goofy and confused for eight hours a day while in school.

Eventually, this game of pretend-to-be....just won’t work anymore. But I think we are several years away from that moment of self-discovery.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 7:08:29 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: a fool in paradise

Egad.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 7:09:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sacajaweau; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; Daffynition
That's a Fine haircut.

Scientists say your hair never lies
I've done lots of research
It may be just hype, but the latest findings cause me to tremble
Categorize us into three basic types
According to which of the Three Stooges you most closely resemble
Hairstyles and attitudes -- are they connected?
(Timbuk 3 - Hairstyles And Attitudes)
12 posted on 09/17/2013 7:10:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

One nasty sicko...


13 posted on 09/17/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

So article at link says they are both “transgendered” ?


14 posted on 09/17/2013 7:12:08 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: a fool in paradise

What a hot mess.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 7:13:21 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: pepsionice

Exactly, why is the government accommodating this crap and why is the government trying to make everyone else join the mental patients in their pretend land?


16 posted on 09/17/2013 7:13:49 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: markomalley

I was born a lesbian locked in a man’s body.

I could tell because I desperately wanted to use the girl’s locker room in Junior High.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 7:15:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: a fool in paradise

PUKE!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 09/17/2013 7:16:10 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: markomalley

Just looking for “restitution”....


19 posted on 09/17/2013 7:20:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: pepsionice
I refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of the notion that men and women can switch back and forth at will.

Modern science and medicine does not provide a process to achieve this.

The by-product of attempting to overcome ones natural birth gender assignment through surgery and drugs, is mutilation.

Anyone involved in facilitating the psychologically impaired individual seeking a change sex, should be guilty of a crime.

20 posted on 09/17/2013 7:25:54 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: markomalley
Johnston has undergone several months of hormone treatment recently.

Which does NOT make her a him. It just makes her someone desperately in need of help.

21 posted on 09/17/2013 7:27:35 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: a fool in paradise

This “woman” looks like someone that was born a man. I sometimes really hate the world I live in.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 7:30:23 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: markomalley

These are the people obamar stands up for. He’s a freak just like they are.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 7:30:45 AM PDT by boycott
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To: pnz1

Okay, I just commented that the “woman” looked like a man, so I guess I was right.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 7:31:11 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: GeronL

Amen!


25 posted on 09/17/2013 7:35:28 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: boycott
Obama was raised by a tranny nanny when he lived in Indonesia.


26 posted on 09/17/2013 7:37:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

You’ve got to be kidding me.

These two need to be locked up somewhere. Stop catering to these sick people.


27 posted on 09/17/2013 7:39:11 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: markomalley
CITIZEN'S ARREST! CITIZEN'S ARREST!


28 posted on 09/17/2013 7:42:07 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: markomalley

Who is coordinating this campaign? A year ago no one heard of transgender and now it is all over the place. The people behind this need to be identified and exposed. Those who are promoting this need to be subject to public shame.


29 posted on 09/17/2013 7:42:38 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: a fool in paradise

Which one is a girl ?


30 posted on 09/17/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: markomalley

she is still XX.

nothing can change that.


31 posted on 09/17/2013 7:43:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: markomalley

I find it revolting when a parent enables a child’s mental illness and then demands that others also act as enablers. The best answer is for parents to act in their children’s best interest, but so many parents refuse to do so. Alternate solution:

Change all restroom/locker-room signs to read: “XX” or “XY”.

I’m okay with pretending that this mentally disturbed girl is male, so long as we send her to the locker-room and restroom that matches her genetics. I’d rather act in her best interests, and provide the mental health help that would help her to accept the fact that she was born XX, but the parents clearly refuse to permit that option.


32 posted on 09/17/2013 7:44:38 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Petrosius
Who is coordinating this campaign? A year ago no one heard of transgender and now it is all over the place.

Faggot journalists in newsrooms are responsible for the "pink journalism" we experience every day insisting these are the key issues of the day while maintaining a "don't ask, don't tell" lifestyle to push their propaganda on the public.

33 posted on 09/17/2013 7:45:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Which one of those two is Obama ?


34 posted on 09/17/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: a fool in paradise
Phew. I could have gone all day without seeing that picture.

Is it just me, or does this entire story read like: "LOOK AT ME!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!! Stoppit! Why is everyone looking at me?!!!"

35 posted on 09/17/2013 7:52:01 AM PDT by wbill
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To: headstamp 2
Stop catering to these sick people

Well put. People like this don't need widespread acceptance, they need help.

36 posted on 09/17/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT by wbill
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To: UCANSEE2

I don’t know, but I much rather have an ap that blocks images like this from my PC than one that blocks all mention of Miley Cyrus or filters out pr0n!


37 posted on 09/17/2013 8:13:30 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: a fool in paradise

Ughhhhh! Where’s the barf warning! They are the reason paper bags were invented.


38 posted on 09/17/2013 8:42:59 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: markomalley

The good news is that if I re-enroll in college and wear a wig, I’ll be allowed to check out the girls’ locker rooms...

Nice!


39 posted on 09/17/2013 8:45:20 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Can’t we find one place to send all these mentally disturbed people so they can all be offended together and leave the rest of us alone?

I suggest the White House.

40 posted on 09/17/2013 8:59:15 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: pnz1

Yes. Two girls, who for some reason have decided they “think” they are men, but they are attracted to girls, except girls who think they are men.

I think bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams should be an EASY thing, having nothing to do with what you “think” or “identify with”. If you have a penis, you get to use the bathroom that has the urinals. If not, you use the bathroom that is all stalls.

There’s no reason a transgender female should feel uncomfortable in a girls bathroom — after all, the transgender ARGUMENT is that normal people should NOT feel uncomfortable having an opposite-sex person in the bathroom with them, so clearly a transgender person should not feel uncomfortable having a same-sex person in the bathroom with them.


41 posted on 09/17/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

OK I read it as a girl who wants to be a boy and a man who wants to be a woman.. so confusing..


42 posted on 09/17/2013 10:00:47 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: pnz1

Hm. Now I think you are right, and I misread it.

SO they are heterosexuals who just can’t figure out what stereotype they should pretend to fit into.

Transgender is largely the imposition of sexist stereotypes on your own psyche. Are you too sensitive for a “man”, then you must identify as one of those emotional “women”.


43 posted on 09/17/2013 10:02:50 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: a fool in paradise

Elrond has really let himself go.

44 posted on 09/17/2013 10:17:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Elrond has really let himself go.

45 posted on 09/17/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Distant relative to Churchill?


46 posted on 09/17/2013 10:19:39 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sort of looks like:


47 posted on 09/17/2013 10:20:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: A CA Guy
Distant relative to Churchill?

Well, they're both primates.

48 posted on 09/17/2013 10:29:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Someone believes in safe sex - they put their pr*ck in a sheath.

49 posted on 09/17/2013 10:31:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
...bask in me..........


50 posted on 09/17/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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