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Bathroom use should be assigned to those with the same sexual organs

August 1, 2018

Many people vividly remember the trauma of being required to undress for PE class as teenagers. That trauma just grew a lot worse for many kids. A federal judge ruled that children have no right to privacy while they are at school. He believes that the distress to many kids of having a biological female in the boys’ locker room is less important than the distress of the transgender.

As disturbing as a ruling that Americans have no right to privacy is, transgenders in locker rooms is not just a privacy issue, but is at its core a religious freedom issue. Shouldn’t children, whose religious beliefs require sexual purity and who believe that God himself chooses what gender a person is at conception, have their beliefs respected equally?

Tyler may believe he/she is a boy, but many people believe he/she is a girl. Why do his/her beliefs trump theirs? He/she believes that his/her feelings determine reality. They believe biological actuality determines reality. This then becomes a matter of beliefs, also known as religion. To claim that the real self is something other than the physical body is a new form of Gnostic dualism (see: www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/02/20971/).

Sutherlin, following the state’s dubious guidance, has decided to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identities, whether or not those matched their sex assigned at birth.

Sex assigned at birth is a deceptive statement. Nobody in their right mind looks at a baby with boy genitals and assigns the baby a girl gender. There is nothing arbitrary about recognizing a baby’s sex. They are either biologically a girl or a boy.

Common sense tells us bathroom use should be assigned to those with the same biological sexual organs, regardless of a few people’s highly subjective, and essentially religious worldview.

Carol Lovegren Miller

Oakland

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