Students, parents ticked off about school trans policies

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

peeking over restroom stall wallA rebellion is growing among high school students who are unwilling to embrace the Obama-era philosophy that students should be willing to share bathrooms and locker rooms with those of the opposite biological sex.

Fed up with transgender policies concerning bathroom and locker room usage, students in Alaska, Vermont, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri have staged nonviolent protests and walkouts.

Culture writer Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says those youngsters are being unfairly treated.

"Boys and girls who don't want to share restrooms and locker rooms with peers of the opposite sex are being told they have to go to their administration and get special accommodations – not the kids who are pretending to be the sex they are not," she emphasizes.

As an example, two weeks ago students in Council Bluffs, Iowa, stormed out of school when tensions with administrators reached a boiling point.

At the same time female students are demanding privacy, Democrats in Congress are pushing for passage of the Equality Act. 

Steve McConkey of 4 Winds Christian Athletics tells OneNewsNow that Democrats and two Republican lawmakers are using sympathy for transgender athletes to advance their legislation.

"I talk to liberals all the time," he says, "and most of them that I talk to are not even for this." 

Higgins argues that transgender policies degrade heterosexual students.

"Those policies teach all children that they are ignorant, hateful bigots if they don't want to share private spaces and undress in the presence of opposite-sex peers," she states. "That's outrageous."

Parent groups in Oregon and Illinois have filed federal lawsuits against their schools over their objectionable transgender policies.


Editor's Note: Comments from Steve McConkey have been added to the original story.

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