As outrage over trans rights and demands for more and more accommodations continue to pile up, one group of elementary school parents had enough — and walked out of a school meeting on the topic.
Despite the majority of public places, stores, venues and schools offering accommodations for the transgendered — those that are committed to living as another gender for life — groups are pushing for more access and more outrageous accommodations every week. Originally designed for those who are truly committed to living as another gender, bathroom access for boys and men into women’s rooms is still under hot debate, with activist groups settling for nothing less than full access, even for boys or men who just decided to be female in the last few hours.
One Fort Wayne, Indiana school found out that parents could only be pushed so far when it comes to allowing boys into girls locker rooms and bathrooms. Last week, parents walked out of a meeting called to discuss transgender bathroom access for boys, allowing them to roam girls facilities at will. Parents of students attending the Manchester county school district in Indiana actually walked out of a meeting on the topic; they were told they were no longer allowed to speak out or protest the policy.
These elementary school parents attended a meeting designed to “discuss” the issue of allowing boys who identify as girls for any length of time access to the girls’ restroom. The children in question are in first through fifth grade. Parents were allowed to attend a school board meeting on the topic, and told they could speak about anything but the bathroom question. This lead to the protest and to several parents removing their girls from school to pursue other options, including private and homeschooling.
“As parents, naturally, we have a problem with this. Biological boys need to use the biological boys’ bathroom and biological girls need to use the biological girls’ restroom,” parent Nate Gephart said.
The meeting began with a lecture about gender identity, which some parents labeled as propaganda. Some left during the presentation, while others stayed until it was clear they were being lectured to — not given the chance to discuss the policy. Parents left and formed their own meeting to discuss the ruling and the presentation.
The school board had little to say other than stating they were complying with the law that allows people to use the bathroom that they identify with — even when those people are under the age of 10. Aside from pulling students from the school, parents have little recourse, as the school district is refusing to hear any other opinions or respect insights that differ from their own.