Maine rights panel bans biology

“Biology-based restrooms, locker rooms and sports teams discriminate against transgendered students, says the Maine Human Rights Commission.

. . . Last year, 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.

The transgendered boy’s parents sued after the school told him to use the single-stall faculty restroom, rather than the girls’ room.

The  commission will issue guidelines for schools from preschools to universities, including “some private schools,” Fox reported.

A transgendered boy might feel uncomfortable in a boys’ bathroom or locker room. Wouldn’t a whole lot of girls feel uncomfortable encountering him in a girls’ restroom or locker room?

Coaches are worried about the effect on women’s sports if males can compete on women’s teams.

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  1. What exactly was the problem with having the kid use the faculty bathroom?

  2. So, in Maine, if I decide that I’m really a fish, do they have to provide me with a tank of water to live in?

  3. I guess the only solution is to remodel. Replace the boys’ and girls’ rooms with a row of one-holers. Sinks and mirrors can be in a common area.

  4. Roger Sweeny says:

    There is a rest area on Route 17 (Interstate 86) in western New York that has a multi-person male rest room, a multi-person female rest room, and a single-person unspecified rest room.

  5. Richard Aubrey says:

    Some time back a pro golfer not making on the PGA circuit, sued to be allowed to play in the LPGA where he could probably have made considerably more money.
    He lost.
    Poor guy. Before his time.

  6. Score one for slippery slope arguments.

  7. Richard Aubrey says:

    When somebody sneers at a slippery slope argument, he’s probably trying to distract you from noticing his buddy sliding around behind you.

  8. Richard – great line. Can I steal it?


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