The Department of Education says they are done hearing complaints about transgender students not being able to use the bathroom of their choice. According to the DOE discrimination based on sex, not gender identity is what is actually protected by the law, at least as far as bathroom preference is concerned.
Daily Wire reports:
Liz Hill made, a DOE spokesperson it clear that some complaints by transgender students will indeed be investigated, but bathroom complaints will not be among them. She stated, “Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. In the case of bathrooms, however, long-standing regulations provide that separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.”
No formal announcement of the Department’s decision has been made.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that discrimination is forbidden on the basis of sex. The word “gender” is not included in its language:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Advocates for the transgender community claim that the text of the law, by using “sex,” is ambiguous, thus allowing them to claim that sex can also refer to “gender.”
That’s right, segregating bathrooms by sex is not illegal! Obama has left us with quite a mess on our hands. What do you think about the Department of Educations decision not to hear these bathroom complaints? Do you wish things would just go back to normal already?