Teen born as girl but self-identifying as male wants to use boy’s bathroom; judge rules

Teen born as girl but self-identifying as male wants to use boy’s bathroom; judge rules

Yesterday LU had in its Web Crawler section an excerpt from an article at The Blaze by Matt Walsh discussing the plight of Lila Perry. Perry is a Missouri high school student who considered himself gay until about ninth grade, at which point he decided he was actually straight … but female.

As a self-proclaimed member of the fairer sex, Perry, Walsh goes on to write, wanted to use the girls’ bathroom. This drew complaints, understandably, from parents who didn’t want their daughters exposed to Perry’s “junk.” The girls themselves staged a protest in which they demanded “a private and safe place to undress or relieve themselves.”

At first the school pleaded with Perry to use the gender-neutral bathroom they had provided for him, but he found that idea only slightly less objectionable than using the bathroom nature had intended. Ultimately, the school demurred. Now, a massive protest has been mounted, and don’t be surprised ultimately if the case ends up in court.

That is what happened with another similar case reported by the Washington Post:

A federal judge has denied a transgender teenager’s request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia.

Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel “singled out and humiliated.”

Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys’ bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf.

But then parents heard about the teen using the boys’ restroom and complained. The school board passed a rule, 6 to 1, that restricts the bathrooms to students of the “corresponding biological genders.”


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Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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