Why, you ask, would “non gender specific” restrooms be necessary in an elementary school?
In my inbox sent by a dear friend and homeschoolin’ mama: Maine Commission Moves to Ban Gender Specific Bathrooms, Sports Teams in Schools.
The Maine Human Rights Commissions taking heat over a proposal to ban schools from enforcing gender divisions in sports teams, school organizations, bathrooms and locker rooms, saying forcing a student into a particular room or group because of their biological gender amounts to discrimination.
The issue came to light last year when the commission ruled that, under the Maine Human Rights Act, a school had discriminated against a 12-year-old transgender boy by denying him access to the girls’ bathroom.
So his inability to use the girls’ restroom provoked angst, anguish and charges of discrimination. While I have sympathy for the young boy in question and his family, as the mother of a little girl, I would never allow my child to use a “unisex” restroom. At school or anywhere else.
And the process by which the Maine Human Rights Commission came to their decision? Like most other progressive agendas, it was railroaded through sans time for public discussion or comment:
Some school districts and organizations have criticized the commission for making its initial ruling without getting enough input from conservative groups, and then for coming up with proposed guidelines in what some described as closed-door sessions.
“The conservative side was never brought in on the discussion in the first place, if you look at who gave testimony, written testimony, etc., in the beginning,” Rev. Bob Celeste of Harrison told FoxNews.com. “When you only bring one side in, you’re not looking for an honest debate. You’re looking for an agenda.”
Once it came time to vote on the guidelines, the commission again came under fire for not doing enough to inform Mainers of the vote, and for not allowing the public to speak at the hearing where it was held.
“We found out about this hearing by accident. We were never informed of it,” said Celeste, who was the first person to speak out at the March hearing.
“When I went to the hearing I expected to ask, ‘Why are they doing this?’ And they said that they weren’t going to have public hearings,” he said. “I said ‘Mr. Chairman, it’s getting late, when are we going to be able to ask questions?’ and he said, ‘You can’t.’”
My friend’s comments hit the mark:
Selecting either “boy” or “girl” based on biology is discrimination – in the original form of the word, the act of making distinctions. If we are to distinguish between male/female, don’t we have to have something to go [to] to say “this” is male, “this” is female. I think God did a really good job with making that distinction pretty darn clear.
I keep waiting for someone to jump out and say I’ve been on candid camera for an extensively long time of filming. Seriously. When will it stop?
It’ll stop when we collectively refuse to entertain such nonsense. When we pull our children out in protest. When we drive progressives from public schools and government.