“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.” Title IX of the education amendments of 1972
Letters were sent by the Justice Department and the Department of Education Civil Rights divisions telling ALL public schools to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom of their choice. The letter applies to : Restrooms and locker rooms, athletics, and single-sex classes.
Link to the letter.
The administration is redefining the term ‘sex’ in Title IX and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, using the category of sex to cover the transgender identity issue.
When Title IX and the Civil Rights Act were written it was not the intent of the legislature to have anything to do with the array of LGBT issues. Title IX and the Civil Rights Act had nothing to do with transgender issues and never references them. This is going to be in the courts for years.
In an article in The Washington Post in 1975, [Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader] Ginsberg wrote to dispel the fear that the Equal Rights Act would “require unisex restrooms in public places.” According to Ginsberg, “Emphatically not so.”
The now-Supreme Court justice continued, “Separate places to disrobe, sleep, perform personal bodily functions are permitted, in some situations required, by regard for individual privacy.” DailyCaller
In the letter:
Gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of gender. A person’s gender identity may be different from or the same as the person’s sex assigned at birth.
So gender identity is different from the sex assigned at birth.
The Departments treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of Title IX and its implementing regulations.
But it is the same for the purpose of the law.
This is a play to weaken Judeo-Christian values and remove those values from American public life. Gender is a part of God’s creation and our biological sex is a gift from God. His will for us. Sensitivity should be shown to individuals who face confusion over their identity but Christians must not embrace, enter into, or add to this confusion that the federal government is ordering.
Are we living in a banana republic?
Who does President Barack Obama think he is? The sultan of Washington? Does he think he can just make a “decree” and we will bow down and simply obey? The decree he released today says that all schools across the country have to allow students to choose the restrooms and locker rooms according to “their internal sense of gender.”
If schools don’t comply, he threatens loss of funding and lawsuits from the federal government. What about the privacy and protection of all the other students? Isn’t this discrimination against all of them? This opens up bathrooms to sexual predators and perverts.
A decree does not carry the force of law–that’s the job of Congress. The president obviously must have no fear of God, who made us and created us male and female. I hope that school districts across this nation will defy President Obama and his administration’s radical progressive agenda to promote and advance the sin of homosexuality and the LGBT agenda. Franklin Graham
Texas Says NO to Obama’s directive. “He can keep his 30 pieces of silver”
A top Texas official said the state will not yield to “blackmail” from President Barack Obama, after the administration on Friday released a directive notifying public school officials that transgender students must be the administration on Friday released a directive notifying puallowed to use the restroom and locker room facilities corresponding with their gender identity.
“I believe it is the biggest issue facing families and schools in America since prayer was taken out of public schools,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told reporters.
Obama’s policy “will divide the country not along political lines but along family values and school districts,” Patrick said.
“He says he’s going to withhold funding if schools do not follow the policy,” Patrick said, referring to the risk of schools losing federal funding if they do not adhere to the recommendations. “Well, in Texas, he can keep his 30 pieces of silver. We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States.” Politico