Title IX threat is an empty one, says attorney

Mar 30, 2016 by

A legal group says it’s “simply false” that public schools will lose Title IX funding if they if don’t allow transgendered individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their own choice.

When the city of Charlotte, North Carlina, passed an ordinance allowing transgendered individuals into restrooms and shower facilities of their choosing, the state’s General Assembly acted and Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill rescinding the ordinance. The measure also prohibits local government bodies from passing laws granting special rights beyond that permitted by state law.

Attorney Kellie Fiedorek of Alliance Defending Freedom reports the ACLU now has filed suit to block the law. “This law provides accommodations to those with special circumstances, those who are struggling with difficult personal issues,” she explains.

Fiedorek

“But at the end of the day, the only sensible and enforceable policy is one that ensures that bathrooms and showers and locker rooms are sex-specific and respect the intimate setting of what we expect when we go into the bathroom that only members of our sex will be inside.”

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has been pressuring schools to let students use the bathroom of their choice and threatening to halt federal funds. That involves Title IX money.

“… No school has ever lost funding in the nearly 44 years since Title IX became law,” the attorney points out. “Federal courts have actually ruled in favor of schools that have adopted these privacy policies to protect all of the children entrusted to their care. So these policies and these laws are common-sense and should be supported by all Americans.”

So the push from Washington can be pushed back, if needed, in the court system.

 

Source: Title IX threat is an empty one, says attorney

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