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Maine’s supreme court foists choose-your-own-bathroom policy on entire state
The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2014 | Eric Owens, education editor

Posted on 02/01/2014 1:02:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The supreme court of Maine has issued an opinion declaring that transgender children in the state’s public schools must be allowed to choose their own bathrooms despite their genitalia or how uncomfortable other students may feel about it.

The 5-1 decision, which came down on Thursday, marks the first time any state’s high court has ruled that transgender kids can use the bathroom with which they identify rather than the one matching their biological trappings, reports the Bangor Daily News.

The case, which originated in 2009 and stagnated for years in Maine’s courts, involved a fifth-grade student who wanted to use the girls’ bathroom. School officials said no because the student was not, in fact, a girl.

The child’s parents and the Maine Human Rights Commission sued the school district. The way the school treated the student and bullying by other students were also at issue.

“This sends a message to my children that you can believe in the system,” said Wayne Maines, the father of the victorious student, according to the Daily News.

The now-teenage student, Nicole Maines, also spoke to the press.

“I wouldn’t wish my experience on another trans person,” the transgender student said.

Jennifer Levi, director of the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) transgender rights project, was pleased with the outcome....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; judiciary; maine; transgenders
Utter madness.
1 posted on 02/01/2014 1:02:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, udder.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 1:05:36 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even if I do not have a trans-gender dilemma, I want to be able to choose the bathroom I go into. Whatever one is the cleanest. lol


3 posted on 02/01/2014 1:08:38 PM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I guess I can go into the girl’s bathroom, and not be arrested as a pervert.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 1:09:56 PM PST by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: brooklyn dave

How about the bathroom in the Gov’s mansion?


5 posted on 02/01/2014 1:11:02 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: brooklyn dave

It’s a good point. what if people have a phobia about germs to the point they want to pick the cleanest bathroom?

This is insane. This makes me want to have an ability to clear the effing bench when a stupid-ass decision gets forced on the vast majority who does not want it.

Just take all the judges who vote for insanity and they’re off the damn bench forever. Law license gone, you’re flipping hamburgers at Burger King now.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 1:13:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My opinion is that this “trans” issue has no place in our schools. This decision thus is absurd because we shouldn’t have to deal with it.

I don’t pretend to understand “trans-whatever” issues. But, I think that any such issues should be restricted to consenting adults, not underage children.

If someone is an adult, and decides at that time that they are “gay” or “trans” or whatever, that’s one thing. But, by definition, children who are deciding that they are not their biological sex, are being enabled by liberal parents, liberal mental health professionals, liberal school officials, and liberal judges. And to me, these issues shouldn’t even be up for discussion among children.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 1:15:04 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should knock down the walls around the justices’ bathroom, so the whole world can watch them while they pee and poop. Maybe some auto-cameras, too, hooked up to the internet.

I can’t say I have any desire to watch, but no doubt there will be many of their beloved perves who will.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 1:16:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol

Nothing will turn women against the sodomite movement faster than adding a bunch of men in dresses to their long lines at the bathroom who spend all their time inside the stall trading feces together.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 1:17:09 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's no logical reason why this absurd decision should not apply to all government-owned and operated facilities. If not, why not?
10 posted on 02/01/2014 1:22:00 PM PST by glennaro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yet, they still won't do anything to help us concealed carrying folks...
Concealed carry unfriendly bathrooms!(MrColionNoir)
11 posted on 02/01/2014 1:22:18 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: All

I went to st mary’s’s elementary school in 1962. i’m trying to picture what the nuns would say about this.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 1:26:36 PM PST by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

people used to be placed in mental wards (or prison) for going into the wrong bathrooms all the time

now we have political hacks and court judges ordering such things...

truly, the inmates have taken over the asylum


13 posted on 02/01/2014 1:27:29 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Pro-gay, PC interpretations of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause aside, the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay or sexual orientation rights.

Therefore, the states are free to make laws, imo, which discriminate against constitutionally unprotected things like gay and transgender “rights,” as long as such laws don’t also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.

So if Maine citizens don’t like the pro-transgender “laws” being legislated from the bench by activist judges, but are too lazy to exercise their voting power to get such judges off the bench, then that is their problem.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 1:32:09 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps businesses can have a private pay potty? I would pay to go into a private bathroom. I will not go to the bathroom with men and I don’t care if that man thinks he’s a woman or not.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 1:33:18 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why in the world would hormone-driven adolescent boys want to use girl’s bathrooms?


16 posted on 02/01/2014 1:34:32 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder what the muslims will have to say about this.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 1:38:50 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maine is as far into Bizzarro World as California.

Caring parents homeschool.

18 posted on 02/01/2014 1:45:09 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

take your kids and run


19 posted on 02/01/2014 1:46:52 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I expect Paul LePage, America’s Governor, to say that he will not punish any district that refuses to enforce the ruling.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 1:50:37 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

I thought Krispy Kreme was America’s governor...


21 posted on 02/01/2014 1:51:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: GeronL

Ping.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 2:01:00 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The solution that most public and private institutions are going to come up with is one-holer unisex bathrooms.

This will cause long lines in places where cheapskates just remove all the urinals and all but one toilet from existing bathrooms. It will mean more costs for those that spend the money to create multiple one-holers.

This will end up being like the ADA requiring every curb throughout America to have a carve-out in case someone in the neighborhood happens to have a wheelchair and doesn't get around in a car.

23 posted on 02/01/2014 2:05:04 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So having separate bathrooms is now a waste of resources and space. Why even bother with doors and walls? Just scatter toilets and sinks around in the rooms and halls and offices throughout the schools.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 2:12:50 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Presumably then, when there’s a very long line at a sports game, concert, etc. then women can stream into the gent’s bathroom claiming they’re “masculine urges” forces them to use the bathroom with the shorter line!


25 posted on 02/01/2014 2:31:52 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

show me yours and I’ll show you mine...... every day


26 posted on 02/01/2014 2:37:14 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: brooklyn dave
I would have taken advantage of this rule if it was in place when I was in school. The judges and the queers parents aren't worried about the safety and feelings of hundreds of girls who have to deal with boys being in their bathroom. We can't have one little fag feel uncomfortable.
27 posted on 02/01/2014 2:42:26 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: willywill

It might look something like this......

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ujxDA9VsQG4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DujxDA9VsQG4


28 posted on 02/01/2014 4:06:58 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why bother with the extra expense of building restrooms. All those restrooms can now be turned into much needed classroom space. Include a chamber pot on next year’s school supply list so students can drop jeans in the middle of class so they don’t miss out on the lesson and eliminate them roaming the halls.


29 posted on 02/01/2014 4:30:27 PM PST by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I was a student at Purdue many years ago, the Chemistry building had three floors. Restrooms on first, second and third floor were respectively Men, Women, and Faculty. I always wondered about that third-floor restroom.
30 posted on 02/01/2014 5:18:23 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it’s the north east so no surprise what ever weird , perverted decisions come down anymore


31 posted on 02/01/2014 6:12:20 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

very well put


32 posted on 02/01/2014 6:49:40 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
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33 posted on 02/01/2014 6:56:40 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cen-Tejas

Thank you for the compliment. I just can’t believe we are forced by courts and schools to deal with these “LGBT” issues among children.


34 posted on 02/01/2014 8:12:14 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


35 posted on 02/01/2014 9:09:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SunkenCiv

How many transgendered kids are there? One out of a million? I never met any when I was a student. You’d think these cases could be decided on each individual who has a problem with the bathrooms, without a general ruling.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 6:46:17 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: musicman

I knew it!

37 posted on 02/02/2014 11:30:57 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I love that to happen to most of congress —flipping burgers at Micky Ds. lol


38 posted on 02/03/2014 10:22:10 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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