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Maineís highest court: Transgender studentís rights were violated
Portland Press Herald ^ | 1/30/14 | Matt Byrne

Posted on 01/31/2014 3:26:31 PM PST by madprof98

The rights of a transgender girl from Orono were violated when school administrators made her use a staff bathroom at her elementary school instead of the girls’ restroom, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday.

The ruling is the first in which a state supreme court has affirmed a transgender person’s right to equal access to restrooms in places of public accommodation.

Lawyers representing Nicole Maines, who is now 16, said the decision could lay a foundation for other states’ courts that are facing questions about the emerging rights of people who identify as the opposite of their birth gender.

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In 2007, when Nicole was in the fourth grade, her family and school counselors, teachers, doctors and others formed a plan for how her gender status would be handled in future grades. Teachers and students were encouraged to stop using the name Wyatt and call her Nicole.

She was later diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a recently formed medical diagnosis that describes the psychological distress experienced by people whose gender identification is contrary to the gender they had at birth.

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To: Mrs. Don-o

ugh


21 posted on 01/31/2014 4:42:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: icwhatudo
gender dysphoria, a recently formed medical diagnosis that..blah..blah..blah..

The parents wanted to be the first on their block to have one of these dysphoric progeny. Now they can be the talk of the cocktail circuit and high brow salons. Anybody check these parents for Munchhausen's disorder? It's all so sick.

22 posted on 01/31/2014 4:44:45 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Thommas

I HAVE FINANCIAL DYSPHORIA !

Now please give me money or I’ll suffer.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 5:11:12 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

a very very broken home!

mom runs the family...and NURTURES the psychosis

dads horribly henpecked,,,and at his wits end... but is staying.. For The Kids


24 posted on 01/31/2014 5:51:27 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Interesting. Have a link?


25 posted on 01/31/2014 5:53:28 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: madprof98
The rights of a transgender girl

It is not a girl. It is a mutilated (or soon to be mutilated) male with a mental illness.

26 posted on 02/01/2014 5:22:51 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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