Trans Students Deserve Better, President Trump

Late in the day on Friday, President Donald Trump’s Justice Department – now headed by Jeff Sessions – announced that it would drop a challenge to a nationwide injunction against guidance issued last year by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on the rights of transgender students under Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Many now fear that the administration may be preparing to revoke the guidance entirely and change its stance on what those critical federal protections mean for trans students.

This latest action sends a terrible message to some of the most vulnerable young people in the country that the Trump administration does not care about protecting them from discrimination. It was only several weeks ago that the White House proudly announced that “President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.” But actions speak far louder than words, and the early signs from Trump’s Justice Department are not good.

It is important for trans students across the country and their parents to know this: The law is on your side, and we at the ACLU will fight to make sure you are protected.

The Trump administration does not have the authority to undo legal protections for trans students. Trans students are protected by the U.S. Constitution and Title IX. School districts across the country must still comply with the law. Schools that have done the right thing by treating trans students with dignity and respect should continue to do so. Schools that discriminate against trans students will continue to face liability in court. Barring trans students from single-sex spaces like restrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the gender the student lives every day, is a violation of that student’s constitutional and civil rights.

The ACLU is deeply committed to the fight for trans equality, and we will continue our work to safeguard the dignity and rights of trans students.

Next month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gavin Grimm’s transgender rights case. Gavin is a 17-year-old boy whose Virginia high school has forced him to use separate restroom facilities from all other students because he is transgender. The ACLU sued the school district on Gavin’s behalf, and a lower federal court held that the school board’s actions were unlawful sex discrimination. The school board continued to fight against Gavin’s right to use the restroom all the way to the Supreme Court. 

If the Trump administration will not step up to defend trans students, the ACLU will. Every student deserves the right to a quality education that is free of discrimination. To President Trump and Attorney General Sessions, we say this: Trans students deserve better.

 

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Anonymous

Gay & lesbian conduct causes Gay Bowel Syndrome, bacterial vaginosis & gay men more likely to wear diapers as their sex lives make them incontinent. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health and people who do homosexual/lesbian sexual conduct should pay more for medical insurance just as smokers, obese, etc. pay more for medical insurance due to dangers-homosexual/lesbian sexual conduct is useless, linked to Venereal Diseases (VD) and does not result in procreation. With gay/lesbian conduct by adults, it’s best to find a cure for homosexual/lesbian conduct just as it’s best to find cure for tobacco use. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health & that doesn't procreate. Gays dirty sex acts make them incontinent with gay bowel syndrome-gays & lesbians often shit in diapers.

Anonymous

Posters have been offended by me saying that it wouldn’t surprise me if 1 or more of the Orlando victims were pedophiles & or drug dealers. They’re offended because I think they know it’s possible but hate that I raise this because people were murdered & wounded in this shooting. I don’t omit ugly facts because something bad as getting murdered happened. Though posters know this, here’s why it wouldn’t be surprising if it turns out if 1 or more of the victims were gay pedophiles & or drug dealers. The life of gays & lesbians (though not always) often have bad childhood such as fact that many gays & lesbians were victims of gay/lesbian pedophiles as kids.

1. People who are victims of same sex pedophilia are more likely to turn out gay/lesbian in adulthood, copying the sexual behavior they learned. In worse cases, victims of gay/lesbian pedophiles turn out to be gay/lesbian pedophiles in adulthood. This is esp. true for gay men & wouldn’t surprise me if it turns out 1 or more of the gay men killed in Orlando had been as a boy molested by gay pedophiles such as gay Catholic priests which caused them to repeat sexual conduct they learned from their abuse & possibly even turn out to be gay pedophiles.

2. People who are victims of gay/lesbian pedophiles along with being more likely to turn out gay/lesbian are also more likely to have problems such as depression, drug junkyism & drunkardism. They’re more likely to use drugs such as Meth, Cocaine & Extasy. In some cases, junkies can sell drugs along with using them or be a drug courier or lookout for drug dealers for money. In pubs, drugs are often sold & pubs are known to get drunkards, junkies & drug dealers.

Now I know this offends people with posters telling me how I’m trashing people who aren’t here to defend themselves. But ugly facts don’t change because some1 is murdered & it wouldn’t surprise me if 1 or more of the victims were pedophiles & or drug junkies + drug dealers because again, many gays & lesbians were victims of gay/lesbian pedophiles which ruined their sexuality & people who are victimized like this are more likely to turn out gay/lesbian in adulthood incl. turn out to be gay/lesbian pedophiles & more likely to be drug junkies incl. in some cases, sell drugs. Think the offended posters know this but hate that I’m not shy & raise this.

Anonymous

with breast implants, if they disappeared, then unless it's reconstruct surgery for a woman who has had disease, I wouldn't lose sleep over it & don't care 1 way or the other. Most men want a woman with real boobs, than operated boobs. I don't care 1 way or the other about tattoos, body piercings & what you describe. If they disappear, then so be it. Incidentally, I'm neutral on abortion such as if it can be predicted an unborn baby will be deformed, then if mom wants to abort, then it should be her right. But I know the view of pro-lifers & if they want to go through legislative process to make abortion illegal, then so be it. I support birth control but am against sterilization surgeries. I support fertility treatments and I support In Vitro Fertilization.

I am not a Christian but there are topics where I agree with Christian groups. I agree with Christians on the dangers of gay/lesbian agenda and there are many non-Christians and even some atheists who agree with Evangelical Christians. With homosexuality, if knowing and willing adults want to do gay/lesbian conduct, then its their life. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health as smoking is and needs to be marginalized like smoking is. They must abolish sex change maimings. I’m against sex changes for the same reason as I oppose trying to make a White person Black or viceversa because they think they were born of another race. Sex changes are a sad waste of science. Sex changes happen because science knows how. If they knew how to change skin color, Drs. would be making the same justifications for changing color of people who think they are of other race as they now do for sex changes. it doesn’t take an expert to know that hormone shots + the maiming surgery damages the body. Transexuals have antisocial personalities.

Anonymous

With hysterectomies, if it’s to save a life, then that’s 1 thing. Many to most hysterectomies can be avoided but are done for money. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287736.php
Too often a Dr. will recommend to a woman that she needs a hysterectomy though it’s not needed and too often, people accept what a Dr. says without challenging.

Medicine is a business like other things. For eg. if you go to a mechanic or car dealer for car service, sometimes the mechanic will recommend that you get your spark plugs replaced, get new tires, etc. though they’re not needed for your car. They do this because they want to make money and the more expensive the repairs or replacement, the more money they make. Medicine for the same reasons is a business. Too often Drs. recommend surgeries & medicines though they are not needed. They do this for money.

& they’re doing these maimings mutilations on kids such as giving puberty block drugs. Surgeons who do these mutilations don’t care about the harm it does but they care about money. Then they make justifications for why to do this to kids. I don’t expect these mutilations to go away soon, but the dangers of this must be told.They must abolish this surgical mutilation.
1 would hope that feminists would oppose the mutilation that happened to Chastity Sun Bono as feminists have spoken against Female Genital Mutilation which happens in some nations. Transexuals are mutilations which no Dr. should take part in, yet most feminists are not condemning this female genital and breast mutilation as what happened to Chastity S. Bono where her healthy breasts were mutilated, dangerous hormone shots and her genitals mutilated.

Anonymous

A personal attack that people sometimes make against those who are against gay/lesbian behaviors is to accuse people of being homosexuals. They say this hoping for a reaction-talk of homosexual/lesbian is a good thing, yet call people gay as an insult.

I don't think any1 can rebut conclusion that sex abuse victims of gay/lesbian pedophiles have more risk of turning out gay/lesbian by copying the conduct they learned because conduct incl. sexual conduct can be learned. possible for people who are victims of same sex molestation (such as victims of gay pedophile priests) to copy this sexual conduct and do gay conduct in adulthood incl. turn out to be gay pedophiles.

While I don't think homosexuality by willing & knowing adults should be a crime in the US (though I wouldn't lose sleep if homosexuality were a crime), if a nation like Uganda wants to reinforce their laws against homosexuality, then we have no business lecturing Uganda on their laws against homosexuality-a nation where we have no interest. I don’t care that the American Medical Association says that homosexuality isn’t a disease-go ahead & cure it. Even if orientation doesn’t change, it’s best for gays/lesbians to be celibate just as it’s best for a person with tobacco orientation not to smoke. I think that they must make it a crime to do sex changes. I'm a nonreligious person who sees something wrong with homosexual & lesbian conduct & I think that they must make it a crime to do sex changes.

Anonymous

About me-I'm not religious, though I did go to Christian schools when as a boy (1970s)as we had immigrated to in 1972 & my parents believed Christian schools would give better education. Turns out 1 of the priests @ our school was a gay pedofile. I am not religious because among other things, if there's a God, then why do bad things happen in world

Psychologists can be dishonest & deny what they know is true as we see with psychologists dishonesty on childhood sex abuse & homosexuality. If a child is repeatedly sexually abused, then it's more likely he will do gay activity in adulthood vs. if he wasn't. Since homosexuals and lesbians (transexuals) often suffered childhood sex abuse, no surprise that homosexuals and lesbians think childhood sexual abuse is OK when homosexual activities.

Never have I heard straights blame childhood sex abuse for reasons a man has sex with a woman and fathers children with her. Yet sometimes have heard gays and lesbians say childhood sex abuse is reason they do same sex behaviors. Sex abuse in youth can cause people to behave in ways. It not controversial to talk of nightmares, suicides, bed wetting often a result of sex abuse in youth. Yet when 1 talks gay/lesbian behaviors in adulthood because they learned this sexual behavior by being repeatedly molested, then gays with politically safe psychologists complain. The politically correct psychologists who deny this know possible for a boy to turn out gay as a result of childhood sex abuse, yet deny what they know is true. Of course, not all who are sexually abused in youth become gay in adulthood-but the risk is higher. Anybody who denies the link is dishonest, delusional or both.

A kid can become a mugger by living in high crime neighborhood, seeing muggings in childhood and learning this conduct. Yes, there are muggers who were not raised in high crime neighborhoods but still became muggers, but that does not rule out other causes. Many emphysema victims did not smoke and were not exposed to 2nd hand smoke and got emphysema due to bad genes but it would be dishonest to deny truth that if a person smokes, he or she is more likely to get emphysema.

Anonymous

I called Judy L. Shepard on May 6, 2015 @ her home. Dennis picked up (I spoke to him on November 3, 2014 to tell him his son was a child molester & drug dealer) & I asked for Judy after which he gave to Judy. I then told Judy Lynn Shepard that Methew Shepard was a child molester & drug junky after which she told me to get a life and hung up. I told the ugly truth of what her son was-a child molester & a drug junky. Homosexual groups have been trying to keep Stephen Jimenez’s Book of Matt from being sold. Honest discussion is discussing & rebutting-not censoring because 1 finds something offensive.

Something else to rebut people who critique me for calling Dennis & Judy L. Shepard on Nov. 3, 2014 & May 6, 2015 to tell ugly truths on who their son was. Methew Wayne Shepard was a bad person & getting murdered doesn't change that-his parents get rich from money Judy & Dennis make from their speeches & from celebrities such as Ellen, Rosie, etc. who have given them millions to make them rich. The Shepards make tours all over the U.S. & worldwide such as United Kingdom, Mexico, Russia, etc. So it's dishonest to say that they aren't rich, because poor people wouldn't be able to make so many world trips. You think I'm a jerk though I did nothing illegal.

Calling them twice to tell the truth is not harassment. Harassment is repeatedly contacting a person after they have asked you to stop contacting them. Since this happened twice, it was not harassment, so it’s legal. Shepards are famous. If the Shepard’s don’t want people calling them to tell ugly truths of Methew W. Shepard being a drug junky and a child molester, then they should get an unlisted # because that is what comes with being famous. I did the right thing because they are the 1s who get rich off of his murder, not me. I just call to tell them the truth & I earn nothing.

Dennis & Judy L. Shepard have no complaint right when people like me call them to say that their son was a child molester & drug junky. Dennis & Judy get rich & most media shills for them. Celebrities Ellen, Rosie T. O'Donnell (Roseann Teresa O'Donnel), etc. give money to them & make them rich. If once in a while people like me call their house to tell them ugly truths about their son, then don't complain. They can get an unlisted # if they don't want people calling them @ home to tell them Methew W. Shepard's a drug junky & a child molester. & it is possible Methew W. Shepard molested more boys than the 2 cases he got counseling for because most molestations are unreported.

Anonymous

They must abolish sex change maimings. I’m against sex changes for the same reason as I oppose trying to make a White person Black or viceversa because they think they were born of another race. Sex changes are a sad waste of science. Sex changes happen because science knows how. If they knew how to change skin color, Drs. would be making the same justifications for changing color of people who think they are of other race as they now do for sex changes. it doesn’t take an expert to know that hormone shots + the maiming surgery damages the body. Transexuals have antisocial personalities.

Also I have never heard straight people blame sex abuse for a reason a man has sex with women and kids with her but I sometimes hear gays & lesbians especially gays report childhood sex abuse especially homosexual rape. If a boy is repeatedly homosexually raped, the likelihood is more that he’ll do homosexual behaviors in adulthood because the sex abuse can damage mind and cause people to act in ways they normally wouldn’t. To deny it is dishonest.

It’s like if a kid lives in a high crime neighborhood & sees muggings, the likelihood is more that he’ll be a mugger in his adulthood because of what he learned in his youth. It remains again to be seen how many of Gerald Arthur (Jerry) Sandusky’s victims will think in their adulthood that they’re homosexual. No, not all boys who are homosexually raped in youth become gay in adulthood & yes, there are many gays who weren’t homosexually raped in their youths. But homosexual rapes incr. risk of a boy turning out homosexual. Homosexual behaviors are often result of something bad in life such as possibly bad genes though they’ve not conclusively proven it’s inborn & or sex abuse especially homosexual rape. There has been unproven speculation about soy during pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and women smoking marijuana during pregnancy & gay/lesbianism.

Anonymous

It's possible homosexuality/lesbianism could be result of birth defect, but there are more than 1 reason why a conduct happens. Some people get emphysema because they have bad genes and some people get emphysema because they smoke tobacco. Not all smokers get emphysema, but if you smoke, you raise your risks of emphysema. Same thing with homosexuality and lesbianism-if it's true there's a birth defect, then some people do gay and lesbian activities due to this birth defect and some people do gay/lesbian conduct because of reacting to childhood sex abuse.

Just because there are other causes such as possibly birth defect, that does not change the fact that being a repeated victim of childhood sex abuse by gay and lesbian pedophiles can for some people cause them to do same sex conduct in adulthood vs. if they were not. What you say can also be told of why a kid becomes a mugger or why a person gets emphysema.

A kid can become a mugger by living in high crime neighborhood, seeing muggings in childhood and learning this conduct. Yes, there are muggers who were not raised in high crime neighborhoods but still became muggers. Many emphysema victims did not smoke and were not exposed to 2nd hand smoke and got emphysema due to bad genes but it would be dishonest to deny truth that if a person smokes, he or she is more likely to get emphysema.

Anonymous

Most men and most teenage boys do not have interest in teenage girls who have not finished puberty. If you see who most men have interest in when it comes to women. Most men have interest in women who are in their 20s, 30s to early 40s with women in 20s being most popular, 30s popular and early to mid 40s a woman last pretty years. A woman prime years when it comes to sexual beauty for most men is when she is in her 20s and 30s with most beautiful years being when a woman is 18 to 35 years old.

But when you look at who gays have interest in-gays interest sexually are teenage boys to men in early 20s who still have acne. Once a man hairline recedes (while it varies this often is noticeable when a man is in early to late 20s), most gays find him too old because the youth is gone. And just because a gay is in a long term relationship such as 20 years, that usually is not their only relationship. They often bring teenage boys to their home. Of course they won't usually admit this to avoid arrest going to jail and why they are secretive. Truth is that gay/lesbian groups think it's Okay for gays to molest teenage boys. From the times I have known gays, gays like teenagers (usually 18 or 19 -barely legal) to men in early 20s. It's truth that gays like men who are boyish looking-those who still have a full head of hair and acne-there are many gays who have interest in 16 year old teenagers-such as Milk and Liberace. Once the acne clears, a man's hairline recedes, full grown beard and so on such as in mid 20s, gays begin to lose interest because he looks too old.

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