A lawsuit filed in federal court is uncovering the consequences of the Obama Administration’s unlawfully imposed transgender agenda.
After capitulating to Obama’s public school transgender edict in May, a Minnesota high school is being accused of ignoring complaints of privacy violations by their biologically female students, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported Wednesday.
Funny, this is exactly what the left continually assures us would never happen.
According to the bombshell lawsuit, a transgender “girl” student, who participated on girls’ sports teams, “twerked,” “grinded” and engaged in other sexually suggestive acts in the girls’ locker-room, leaving some of the girls in tears. After numerous ignored complaints, the lawsuit’s plaintiffs say they were allowed access to other locations, including a boys’ locker-room, which the transgender “girl” also made his way into and extended his sexually suggestive behavior. The girls claim they were left with no place to go to secure their privacy in the most intimate of settings.
Can’t you just feel the “equality?”
At least 11 families are being represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, notes Starnes. They are asking the court to halt the Virginia Public Schools’ transgender policy, which opens up showers and locker-rooms to the opposite sex, so long as the student claims the corresponding “gender identity.”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Virginia School District — “Independent School District Number 706” — and Secretary of Education John King, Jr. are named as defendants on the lawsuit.
“No student should be forced to use private facilities at school, like locker rooms and restrooms, with students of the opposite sex,” states the suit.
The lawsuit excoriates Obama’s lawlessness, as well as the district’s irresponsible capitulation. After Obama mandated that all public schools open their bathroom and locker-rooms to “gender identity,” at the threat of revoked funding and lawsuits, the Virginia district acquiesced.
“No government agency should hold hostage important education funding to advance an unlawful agenda,” the lawsuit continues. “No school district should trade its students’ constitutional and statutory rights for dollars and cents, especially when it means abandoning a common sense practice that long protected every student’s privacy and access to education.”
Starnes reports on a few of the allegations mentioned in the suit, which left some of the girls “in tears.” (“Student X” represents the transgender student.)
Student X commented on girls’ bodies while in the girls’ locker room, including asking Girl Plaintiff F about her bra size and asking her to “trade body parts” with him;
Student X danced to loud music with sexually explicit lyrics while twerking, grinding and lifting up his skirt to reveal his underwear;
Student X would dance in a sexually explicit manner “dancing like he was on a stripper pole” to songs with suggestive lyrics including “Milkshake” by Kelis.
Before being pushed into a boys’ locker-room, the girls who felt uncomfortable were directed to use a “secondary locker room in the basement of the elementary school.”
“Plaintiff B and nearly half the junior varsity squad changed in the secondary locker room in hope that their privacy would not be violated,” states the lawsuit.
“Midway through the season, Plaintiff A was told she could use a vacant boys’ basketball locker room – for privacy. But it wasn’t long before the transgender student showed up in that locker room,” notes Starnes.
“One on such occasion, Student X walked into the boys’ basketball locker room while Girl Plaintiff A was in her underwear and removed his pants while he was near her and other girls who were also changing,” says the lawsuit. “This incident deeply upset Girl Plaintiff A. It signaled to her that there was no place in the school where she could preserve her privacy under the new policy.”
Matt Sharp, an attorney for ADF, told Starnes that the school district “turned a blind eye to complaints raised by the girls and their parents.”
“The school was very unsympathetic,” said Sharp. “This is showing what we have been warning for months now. When you strip away student privacy, there’s going to be consequences for that.”
“School policies should promote the rights and safety of every student, but that’s not what Virginia Public Schools is doing – and it’s certainly not what the departments of Education and Justice are doing,” said ADF senior counsel Gary McCaleb. “No child should be forced into an intimate setting, like a locker room, with someone of the opposite sex.”
Thus far, a total of 24 states are also currently fighting the Obama Administration over their lawless transgender actions in the courtroom.