Students Decide Their Gender and Those Disagreeing Face Punishment

Students Decide Their Gender and Those Disagreeing Face Punishment

Source: "Guidance for Massachusetts Public Schools: Creating a Safe and Supportive School Environment: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity," Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education.

Source: Ryan Boehm and Lisa Barstow, "Transgender Access to Public School Bathrooms Now Required in MA by Commissioner," Massachusetts Family Institute, 15 February 2013.

Source: Todd Starnes, "Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment," FoxNews, 20 February 2013.

Source: Cyrus Afzali, "Massachusetts Establishes Transgender Student Policies," NewsMax, 21 February 2013.

Source: "Mass. Hysteria over School's Drag Policy," Objective Conservative, 23 February 2013.

"The [Massachusetts] Department of Education shocked everyone last week with new directives that completely abolish traditional gender roles, gender-based bathrooms and clothing, and even gender-specific sports in public schools. ... "A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day ... should be respected and treated like a girl." (Even if that student is actually a boy and just wants easy access to the girls' locker room.) Under these guidelines, teachers are banned from telling moms and dads which gender their child is identifying as at school. "This policy," says Massachusetts Family Policy Council, "allows students to have one gender identity at home and another at school."

"Anything short of full acceptance won't be tolerated. A student caught speaking out against the new policy--even if they feel threatened or treated unfairly -- will be punished. If, for example, a student refuses to refer to a transgender classmate by their preferred name or sex, it would be "grounds for discipline." Starting this year, even kindergarteners will be targets for indoctrination. Under the new system, boys and girls can no longer line up separately to use the restroom or leave the classroom."