By Jonathon Van Maren
The so-called “bathroom wars” are continuing to rage across the United States, tearing school communities apart over a fundamental question: should the privacy and comfort of girls be sacrificed for the sake of a handful of students who claim to be born into the wrong bodies, often egged on by ideological sex education? The LGBT movement, unsurprisingly, is answering that question with an emphatic yes.
In Palatine, Illinois, a four-year-long debate over “access to locker rooms for transgender students” came to an end this week when the school board of School District 211 voted 5 to 2 to permit students identifying as female to use the female locker rooms. The fight began back in 2015, when Obama’s Department of Education accused the district of breaking the law for refusing to allow a male identifying as female into the girls’ locker room.