Thursday, November 12, 2015 by usafeaturesmedia
(Freedom.news) If you still need more proof that the progressives running the federal bureaucracy under the most liberal president in history have lost their collective minds, well, we don’t know what else will convince you.
As noted by National Review Online and The New York Times, officials at the civil rights division at the Department of Education just made one of the most insane policy decisions of the modern era. The Times reported:
Federal education authorities, staking out their firmest position yet on an increasingly contentious issue, found [recently] that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl and participates on a girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions.
So, in other words, if a school district allowed a student (or teacher) to post pictures of a nude man in a classroom, that qualifies as sexual harassment. But if a nude boy changes next to a girl in a locker room, then that’s “equality,” right? Apparently:
In a letter sent Monday, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education told the Palatine district that requiring a transgender student to use private changing and showering facilities was a violation of that student’s rights under Title IX, a federal law that bans sex discrimination. The student, who identifies as female but was born male, should be given unfettered access to girls’ facilities, the letter said.
Then there is this anti-science, sanctimonious nonsense from the ACLU, which you just knew would be smack-dab in the middle of something this goofy:
“What our client wants is not hard to understand: She wants to be accepted for who she is and to be treated with dignity and respect — like any other student,” said John Knight, the director of the L.G.B.T. and H.I.V. Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, who is representing the student. “The district’s insistence on separating my client from other students is blatant discrimination. Rather than approaching this issue with sensitivity and dignity, the district has attempted to justify its conduct by challenging my client’s identity as a girl.”
Enter collective groans here.
And “identity as a girl?” How much of a chance in life do you think this kid will have? He’s (yes, he’s) surrounded by mindless ideologues who are lying to him by indulging his mental issues, which will no doubt set him up for major failure later in life (when the majority of society refuses to pander to him).
Several things come to mind after bearing witness to this abject lunacy.
First, why are taxpayers funding a “civil rights division” within the Department of Education? The only purpose for this office, obviously, is to radicalize – in this case, by ginning up new and innovative ways to destroy traditional American culture.
Secondly, the legal implications of this bureaucratic decision are enough to fill a docket for years. What happens, for instance, when the parent of a young girl at that school (or several parents of young girls at that school) allege harassment or mental damages from having to watch a biological male change in front of them?
This is what is absurd about liberals. These are the same people who claim to be all about “the children” but work incessantly to undermine kids at every turn – in this case, in the name of “discrimination.”
This should not end well for the Education Department, either. Last year the agency issued a memoranda to amend Title IX to add “protections” for “transgender” students. The use of administrative memos to skirt the law or change it is a favorite Obama tactic, even though it is a violation the Administrative Procedures Act.
So far colleges – in the grips of the insane political Left – have been reluctant to take the administration to court over such abuses, but it’s not likely that public school districts will be as forgiving.
Still, litigation should not even be on the table. A GOP presidency in 2016 should give rise to a conservative Education secretary, who can then simply revoke all of this administration’s lawless Title IX directives, which would eliminate the entire education system’s “legal pretext for its sexual hysteria,” National Review noted.