While I can see what they were intending in respecting the feelings of those who really do feel they were born in a body that is not theirs, I cannot see how in the hell it is feasible to allow students to self declare being transgendered and then choose which locker room and restroom they will use.
As a teenage boy, it was everyone’s dream as to the going on in the girl’s locker room. I have to wonder how many of those boys suddenly decided they’d be girls to get a peek into the showers, changing areas, etc.
Mark my words, this kind of thing will end up with a girl getting raped. That is what California has opened the door to. There is no standard to prevent a teenage boy from deciding he just wants to use the other room. And should he be deviant in any way, I fear for the girls.
When are we going to end the madness with these sorts of things? It is not acceptable, and puts our youth at risk. I worry for my country when I hear things like this. We need God more than ever.
I believe that a more acceptable alternative that would make both sides of the argument more comfortable would be to have a separate locked bathroom (single user) that a transgender student can use. I understand that they may feel uncomfortable using the bathroom based on the gender they were born, but you cannot force others to be uncomfortable.
Your rights end where another’s begin. So if comfort is the issue, then you must ensure that students that aren’t transgender are accommodated as well.