An Oregon judge has ruled that “transgender girls,” or biological boys who dress like girls, can continue to use girls restrooms and locker rooms in the state’s public schools, according to LifeSiteNews.
Perhaps most alarming are the comments that U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez made — and their potential implications.
“High school students do not have a fundamental privacy right to not share school restrooms, lockers, and showers with transgender students whose biological sex is different than theirs,” Hernandez wrote.
Human beings, whether or not they’re public high school students, “do not have a fundamental privacy right”? What?
Perhaps public or political figures need some aspects of their lives open to public inspection, since character matters in those situations.
But the lives of children, and what goes in on a bathroom, are inherently private.
Conservative children’s advocates were outraged by the decision.
“(This ruling) reveals everything people need to know to understand the utter corruption of our court system,” Julie Quist, board chairwoman of the Child Protection League, told LifeSiteNews.
Quist slammed the political nature of the debate and how children were being used as pawns to further liberal agendas.
“Decency and respect for our children…are being cast aside for the political advantage of a militant political force that is systematically violating the innocence, dignity and freedom of our children and all of us,” she said.
Quist also urged parents to take a proactive approach.
“This ruling, and others like it, is a hostile takeover,” Quist added. “CPL urges parents to immediately begin to take steps to remove their children from any public schools where this policy is being enforced, and to take seriously a new burden of their responsibility of citizenship to throw out all incumbent elected officials everywhere who will not fight for them. If we love our children, it’s that important.”
The lawsuit originated in Dallas, Oregon, when a “trangender boy” (that is, a girl who wanted to dress like a boy) didn’t want to change in a gender-neutral bathroom, but rather in the boys locker room.
That started a policy that allowed students to choose whatever bathroom or locker room suited their individual sex, but, according to The Associated Press, parents were upset that that caused “embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, intimidation, fear, apprehension, and stress produced by using the restroom with students of the opposite sex.”
The issue over bathroom usage echoes the ongoing debate over transgender roles in sports.
Yes, trangenders are human beings — even if some experts in the field considers their condition a sign of mental illness. In America, that means they should are afforded a certain level of decency and basic human rights.
But at what cost?
I can commiserate with a confused and scared high schooler, as most people can. But should a certain group of people be afforded rights at the expense of others?
According to Judge Hernandez, apparently so.
And that’s not going to sit well with lots of Americans.
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