Skip to comments.Judge grants preliminary injunction to allow EVSC transgender male to use men's restroom
Posted on 08/06/2018 1:39:42 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
EVANSVILLE, Ind. As Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. students return to the classroom Wednesday, a student is now permitted to use the restroom consistent with his gender identity after an Indianapolis judge ruled in his favor.
U.S. District Judge William Lawrence of Indianapolis issued a preliminary injunction Friday that requires the EVSC allow a transgender high school student who identifies as male to use male restrooms, according to an American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana news release. EVSC attorney Pat Shoulders said he will appeal the injunction.
The 17-year-old transgender male filed a lawsuit through the ACLU in February suing the EVSC over student bathroom access. Identified in the suit by initials J.A.W., the student argued his rights were violated under the 14th Amendment and Title IX after school administrators reportedly told him to use either womens restrooms or a private bathroom connected to the nurses office, or he may be disciplined.
Lawrence ruled the preliminary injunction was justified as J.A.W. was likely to prevail in his claim the refusal to allow him to use male restrooms violated his rights.
The likely negative emotional consequences of being denied access to the boys restrooms at school would constitute irreparable harm to J.A.W., Lawrence said in a statement.
In a statement, the EVSC said: "We remain committed to maintaining safe and caring learning environments for all of our students."
Shoulders said the preliminary injunction, by definition, is preliminary and means the order is in effect until there is a final ruling.
This ruling pertains to one student and one student only out of the 23,000 who will begin the school year on Wednesday, Shoulders said. The EVSC will continue as it has in the past to comply with Indiana law and Indiana Department of Education regulations. All federal statutes as interpreted by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Department of Education. All of which seem to suggest that sex is determined biologically not psychologically.
J.A.W. was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, which the American Psychiatric Association defines as a conflict between a person's physical or assigned gender and the gender with which the person identifies. J.A.W. is taking hormones under a physicians care to develop male characteristics.
ACLU of Indiana Attorney Ken Falk said the judges decision affirms denying a student his right to use the correct restroom is discrimination, plain and simple.
This is consistent with the great wealth of authority and many Indiana school corporations follow the law in this regard, Falk said in a statement. I would hope that with this decision those Indiana school corporations that continue to have discriminatory policies in place will take heed and change them without the need for litigation.
Victory! This decision affirms that denying a student his right to use the correct restroom is discrimination, plain and simple.
Gang rape at 11!
Its not the correct restroom numbnuts.
This is mass insanity
Give society now, it probably would be best to have each toilet behind a separate, lockable door. Even allowing for only men in a men’s only restroom, you still have to deal with gay men as predators of underage males.
This foolishness has to stop. If a woman is born a woman, she will die a woman not a man no matter how much manipulation the medical community tries. A judge like U.S. District Judge William Lawrence ought not to be a judge anymore.
He doesn’t know his gender identity? He needs to look between his legs and see if he has an innie or an outie.
Given the glacial pace of confirmations for open seats on the federal judiciary, it seems that there is no way whatsoever to stop these black-robed dictators from imposing their zany values on every person in the USA.
Where is the “Aw, Jeeze!” guy when we need him?
What is a transgender male? Normally it is a person designated a female at birth but chooses to live as a male. Do they act on their identity confusion and go with a sex organ transplant? Or, is this a person born as a male and transformed into a female with sex organs removed and breasts grown through sex hormones? My guess is this is a biological female suffering from gender dysphoria and wanting to live as a male even though she has not had the surgical and hormone transformation. I call it theater of the absurd complete with makeup and costume.
There is a whole bunch of sick MF’ers running around in our country today...
Hey guys, clog the toilets so she has to use the urinals.
Wait - she claims a right to pee standing up next to the guys?
Maybe they’ll all use the nurses’ bathroom this lesbian declined
What restroom would you let this guy in? The Swamp Room?
When you say transgender, you’re really describing gender confused.
NOPE. We are going to have to make one giant restroom for all kids with 75 completely enclosable stalls for each kid. Because 0.3% of kids have gender dysphoria.
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