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Parents file lawsuit over Illinois’ transgender bathroom policy




SPRINGFIELD – With the Democrats' "deep-sixing" State Rep. Tom Morrison's (R-Palatine)  proposed legislation to protect girls in school dressing rooms, showers and restrooms,  a group of parents and students has decided to file a lawsuit on their children's behalf. 

A group of 50 families whose children attend a high school in Illinois filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, attempting to reverse a policy that allows a transgender student to use girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-specific facilities.

The families are challenging a policy at Township High School District 211 that was mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to accommodate the transgender student, who was born male but identifies as a female.

“It’s an organic group of parents and students who came together and said, ‘We have to do something about this—we can’t just roll over and allow the federal government to force our school to commingle the sexes in locker rooms,’” said Jeremy Tedesco, a lawyer representing the families.

The suit, which challenges the Education Department’s authority to redefine the term sex in Title IX of U.S. law to include gender identity and to enforce it against schools, is the first of its kind, Tedesco told The Daily Signal.

The rest of the story is HERE.

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  1. That school district allowed the boy to use a girls’ restroom and locker room to ensure that their district will continue receiving federal funds. No schools should get federal funds because that spending violates the 10th Amendment. If we had more congressmen, who wanted to obey the Constitution, they would have ended that spending at least 20 years ago, and the district wouldn’t have made that decision.

  2. When John Roberts found ObamaCare to be constitutional, the supreme court disallowed the portion that said the federal government could withhold existing medicaid funds from a state that refuses to expand medicaid.
    By extension, the federal government should not be allowed to withhold existing education funds simply because a school district refuses to redefine the word “sex.”