If you’ve been watching the Washington State and Federal Governments unilateral decisions to allow a person to use whichever “facility” (bathroom or shower) they choose based on which gender they “associate” with at that given moment there is news.
On August 21st 2016 a Federal Judge made a ruling:
“Defendants are enjoined from enforcing the Guidelines against Plaintiffs and their respective schools, school boards, and other public, educationally-based institutions. Further, while this injunction remains in place, Defendants are enjoined from initiating, continuing, or concluding any investigation based on Defendant’ interpretation that the definition of sex includes gender identity in Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex. Additionally, Defendants are enjoined from using the Guidelines or asserting the Guidelines carry weight in any litigation … All parties to this cause of action must maintain the status quo .. and this preliminary injunction will remain in effect until the Court rules on the merits of this claim, or until further direction from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.”
You likely haven’t heard about or seen anything about this. Why? One might surmise that the media supports the efforts to blur the lines and allow choice without regard to physical equipment. Why report something that you don’t want people to know about?
So what? Does this affect you? Is there anything you can or should do about it?
- You can reach out to your State and Federal elected officials and find out what their position is and what they are doing to make sure the Judge’s ruling is enforced
- You can contact your local school district and school board and raise the issue with them and ask what they are doing to comply with the Judge’s ruling
- You can share the information with others and ask them to take action as well