Civil Rights of Transgender Students
The US Departments of Education and Justice issued joint guidance yesterday (05/13/2016) regarding the civil rights of transgender students. The guidance explains how current laws prohibit discrimination, including discrimination of transgender students. The Department of Education also offered examples of policies and procedures to guide school districts in implementing the recommendations.
A particularly absurd example in my opinion, is the question ‘How does a school confirm a student’s gender identity?’ I wonder, ‘Why does a school need to confirm a student’s gender identity?’ Seriously, why do some people think they need to know? How about ‘I identify as a human’. Shouldn’t that be enough? And should’t there be restrooms for each and every human to use?