Nila Thompson a student in Kanawha County appeared before the School Board meeting to complain about biological male boys in the girl’s locker room watching them undress.
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Women’s spaces have been swept up in the gender identity debate. LGBTQ+ activists have been pushing for men who identify as women to use women’s only locker rooms, restrooms, and other private spaces. As Nila Thompson pointed out to the Kanwha County Board of Education the push undermines safety and privacy under the guise of “inclusivity”. But this movement is far from new.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, marriage and family and parental rights began their fight in Pennsylvania in 2017 (Doe v Boyerton Area School District).
Like Kanawha County the Boyerton Area School District opened their school locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex based on those students’ self-identification – all without informing parents or students.
Nila Thompson admonished the Kanawha School Board for protecting biological males and not protecting biological girls and their constitutional rights. The Board of Education is not taking action.
In 2019 the ADF took the Boyerton PA case to federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals correctly held that students have a constitutional right to not be seen undressed by the opposite sex (i.e. “bodily privacy”), but the court upheld the school district’s policy, which completely dismantled privacy protections. The ADF attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, but the Court declined to hear to the case in May 2019.
Most West Virginia parents believe student privacy in showers , restrooms and locker rooms should not depend on another student’s gender identity.