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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Transgender Student’s Restroom Battle Continues to Divide Virginia Town: ‘Where Does It End?’

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — Amid the cornfields and marinas dotting this conservative tidewater Virginia enclave between the York River and Mobjack Bay, people are divided over what one local pastor calls “the civil rights issue of this generation” – how to deal with a transgender student’s demand to use the boys’ restrooms at the local high school.

“If they’re not fixed like a man, they should not use the men’s bathroom,” Gary Pilkinton, a 56-year-old movie special effects worker, told a reporter recently outside the local Wal-Mart.

Another shopper, Cheryl Walker, took the opposite view.

“I don’t care what bathroom he uses,” the 71-year-old retiree said. “Just don’t go potty on the hallway floor.”

Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male, sued school officials over a policy requiring him to use either the girls’ restrooms or a single-stall, unisex bathroom open to all students. The 16-year-old Gloucester High School junior claims it’s stigmatizing and discriminatory. Some classmates and their parents argue that his presence in boys’ bathrooms would be disruptive and a violation of privacy.



Anonymous said...

This person may identify as a male, but I'll bet s/he still menstruates. They've made a unisex bathroom available. That should be the end of it.

Anonymous said...

this world is going to hell in a hand basket, its crazy that a man would think he is a woman, or a woman would think she is a man. counseling is what's needed not a separate bathroom.
here's a idea, I think the trap door on men's underwear should open to the right to accommodate left handed people; yeah dumb right.
lets worry more about our country and the direction we are going and return to believing in Godly principles.

Anonymous said...

This is the liberals war on women and lots are to blind to see it they will still vote democrat.

Anonymous said...

How many transgenders can there be in a single high school that rules need to be changed. 2 or 3 maybe? Just tell them to suck it up and deal with the hand they were given. Not everyone was created equal, but for some reason people feel there should be equality for all.