Child Advocacy Group Applauds Judge for Stopping Dangerous Directive
(Harrisburg) — Yesterday U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas reiterated the temporary injunction he placed against the Obama administration’s dangerous transgender directive applies nationwide. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) applauds the judge’s clarification as some schools are still confused about the issue. The AFA of PA will continue in its efforts to educate all 500 school districts across Pennsylvania.
Some PA schools, mostly in the Philadelphia area, have adopted transgender and gender expansive policies. Most recently Selinsgrove Area School District in Snyder County did not formerly adopt a new policy, but opened its girls’ bathroom and locker room doors to biological boys who claim to be girls. The AFA of PA has contacted Superintendent Chad Cohrs and the school board letting them know this move is unnecessary.
“The Obama Administration’s May 13th directive created confusion across not only the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but the entire nation. Some PA school districts are being pressured by homosexual and transgender activists to open their bathrooms, locker and shower rooms to the opposite sex. This is a dangerous proposal for all students, including those who identify as transgender. We should not be encouraging sexual confusion,” remarked Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
According to the APA’s DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
School administrators are being told that Title IX now includes transgender students, as the Obama administration has reinterpretde the word “sex” in Title IX to include ‘gender identity.” The administration does not have the constitutional right to reinterpret laws that have been legally passed by Congress. Nowhere in the congressional record is there any indication that the US Congress ever intended to include transgenders when they debated Title IX.
Twelve states have sued the administration over the Title IX reinterpretation. During the July oral arguments, U.S. attorneys said that the Obama administration’s policy to let transgender students use the bathroom according to their “gender identity” is only a guidance and is not “legally binding,”
“Title IX protects sex-segregated activities – gender is not mentioned. So, in actuality, depriving a young lady or a young man of his or her privacy i.e. allowing a boy in the girls’ bathroom or shower room or vice versa, is sex discrimination under Title IX. Passage of the law was intended to protect women and girls from harassment and discrimination, to ensure that they received equal opportunities in education. Above all, school districts need to be reminded that according to the administration’s own attorneys the directive is not legally binding,” concluded Gramley.
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