Judge Rules Indiana Middle School Must Allow Biological Female Who Identifies As Transgender To Use Boys’ Bathroom
Sign for inclusive restroom, with symbol indicating male, female and transgender as well as handicapped symbol, part of LGBT rights initiatives in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco, California, July 18, 2019.
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A federal judge ruled on Monday that an Indiana middle school must allow a biological female who identifies as male to use the boys’ restroom.

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, rejected the request by the Martinsville School District in Martinsville, Indiana, to delay the enforcement of an April ruling at John R. Wooden Middle School.

“This speculative harm is both unsupported by any evidence and appears questionable, given that the School District allows other transgender students to use the restrooms associated with their gender identity,” Pratt wrote, according to WISH-TV.

The district intends to appeal the original decision to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, according to the report.

“The school had previously prevented the transgender student from using the boys’ restroom, playing on male sports teams, and from being referred to using the pronouns ‘he’ and ‘him.'” Fox News reported.

The original ruling argued that Pratt’s injunction “would be disruptive of the school’s operations…and undermine the order and authority of the school,” according to the report.

The decision is one of many recent opinions regarding cases about gender identity.

Last week, The Daily Wire reported that Oregon now requires public schools to provide feminine hygiene products in the boys’ bathrooms, and some parents are concerned.

The “Menstrual Dignity Act” was passed last year by the Democrat-controlled Oregon legislature and signed by Democratic Governor Kate Brown.

The law requires that all Oregon public schools provide free menstrual products like tampons and pads in boys’ and all-gender restrooms and girls’ bathrooms by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Menstrual products and instructions on how to use them will be placed in all school bathrooms, including at elementary schools.

“This act was passed last year without parental or taxpayer input and parents still haven’t been informed by the schools about what’s happening,” Kori Gilmore, a mother of two elementary school boys in the Medford School District, told local outlet KTVL.

Last month, a group of 22 GOP House leaders sent a letter to Biden Administration Education Department Secretary Miguel Cardona opposing the plan to change the definition of Title IX to include gender identity.

The letter was led by Oklahoma Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin.

“This change in definition will negate the very foundation on which this protection is based,” Mullin said in a statement to the Daily Caller. “There will be no level playing field as 50 years of history and progress are erased. Since its introduction, there has been a significant increase in the number of women who participate in sports and go on to pursue them at a collegiate level. It’s a shame the president’s leftist agenda is willing to compromise this,” he added.

The letter urged Cardona to stop biological males from being eligible to compete in women’s sports at the collegiate level.

“When women are forced to compete against biological males, the level playing field that Title IX created is obsolete,” the Republican House members wrote.

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