Maine’s highest court: Transgender student’s rights were violatedRead the rest HERE. You have to read it to believe that this is the sorry condition into which America has descended by leaps and bounds. The court's ruling was 5-1. The decision wasn't even close!
Nicole Maines’ school was wrong to require the fifth-grader to use a unisex bathroom, justices rule in a historic gender-identity decision that could be a model for other states.
The rights of a transgender girl from Orono were violated when school administrators made her use a staff bathroom at her elementary school instead of the girls’ restroom, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday.
The ruling is the first in which a state supreme court has affirmed a transgender person’s right to equal access to restrooms in places of public accommodation.
Lawyers representing Nicole Maines, who is now 16, said the decision could lay a foundation for other states’ courts that are facing questions about the emerging rights of people who identify as the opposite of their birth gender....
On January 31, 2014, I posted about this story at Infidel Bloggers Alliance, where I gleaned further information via comments (emphases mine):
Epaminondas said...Additional reading: Maine’s supreme court foists choose-your-own-bathroom policy on entire state. A must-read! For example:
This school in Orono is right nearby and we are very friendly with several teachers. One is Mrs. Epa's closest friend
School went WAY WAY out of it's way to satisfy the child's and her/his parent's requests (then demands).
Because the child was GRANTED the right to use the private teacher's lounge bathroom, this should have been solved RIGHT THEN. In fact other students and parents complained about this child going into any bathroom, which drove the school's attempt to find some solution which might be acceptable to all.
Orono is a tiny town about 8 miles north of Bangor and frankly a small town, small school solution SHOULD HAVE SUFFICED for this exceptional one off situation.
Instead this CAMPAIGN resulted by offending everyone after major efforts to satisfy were made, in the family MOVING and leaving the area entirely.
We have watched this develop for YEARS from the inside.
All parties in the school did NOTHING but try to find a way to satisfy all the desires and objections. Anything else reported is a distortion.
If someone can explain why using the teacher's lounge private bathroom was unacceptable when so many other parents and students felt compromised and THEIR values demeaned, I sure would like to hear it.
In November, officials at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington scoffed at legal threats and stood firmly by their decision to let a 45-year-old student with a penis use the women’s locker room, and walk naked in front of girls as young as six.What does this insanity say about the state of our nation?