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The little girls' room won't be just for little girls anymore, if the Maine Human Rights Commission has its way.
The commission is taking heat over a controversial proposal to ban schools from enforcing gender divisions in sports teams, school organizations, bathrooms and locker rooms. It says forcing a student into a particular room or group because of his or her biological gender amounts to discrimination.
The issue came to light last year when the commission ruled that, under the Maine Human Rights Act, a school had discriminated against a 12-year-old transgender boy by denying him access to the girls' bathroom.
Now the commission aims to issue guidelines on how schools should deal with similar situations in the future. It would make Maine the first state to implement such guidelines for schools as young as preschool and nursery -- and even some private schools.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
reply to post by Alien Mind
This cannot be real. I can see oodles of sexual harassment suits coming by girls who one way or another were made uncomfortable after seeing boys' private parts.
Originally posted by Alien Mind
What is wrong with these people. They are now going to force little boys to use the bathroom with little girls. This is wrong on so many levels. And now there going to take away the privacy of kids just because of a 12 year-old transgender boy?
[edit on 9-4-2010 by Alien Mind]