Multiple Kentucky school districts are actively violating the privacy of their students in restrooms, locker rooms, and overnight accommodations by allowing biological males to access the distinctly private facilities of female students.
Compounding the wrong, this is often done while keeping parents in the dark about the school’s policies.
Gov. Beshear’s Kentucky Department of Education even issued guidance to every school in the Commonwealth urging them to indoctrinate students with LGBT propaganda and to keep parents in the dark about their child’s “gender identity” at school.
Our Children Need to Feel Safe at School
Allowing biological males access to the girls’ private facilities raises commonsense concerns about indecent exposure, and even sexual assault.
Additionally, these private facilities are where our children are most vulnerable to the two most common focuses of school bullying, looks (55%) and body shape (37%). In fact, 43 percent of students fear harassment in the bathroom at school. Add the opposite biological sex into the mix and it’s a recipe for disaster.
11th Circuit Upholds Student Privacy and Safety
On December 30, 2022, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the policy of a Florida school district that maintained restrooms designated on the basis of biological sex. In the 7-4 ruling in Adams v. St. Johns County Board of Education, Judge Barbara Lagoa ruled that the policy did not violate the Equal Protection Clause or Title IX.
HOUSE BILL 30 TALKING POINTS
- Protecting Privacy & Safety is Common Sense
- Many Students Already Fear Harassment in the School Bathroom
- Keeping Boys Out of Girls’ Restrooms and Locker Rooms is Not Discrimination
— The 11th Circuit Court ruled 7-4 that it does not violate the Equal Protection Clause or Title IX, and is not discrimination.
— Kentucky nondiscrimination laws explicitly allow protections for distinctly private facilities.