The Maine Supreme Court has now declared that a transgender boy who identifies as a girl must be allowed to use female facilities, California passed a law to the same effect last year.
The focus on bathrooms is misplaced. In CA, a girl with a penis will have to be allowed to use the girl’s locker rooms and allowed on female sports teams, and vice versa.
It used to be that to have a sex change officially recognized, you had to undergo counseling and obtain a court-ordered change of birth certificate. That at least brought some structure to this very sensitive issue.
GLAAD advocates assert this will reduce bullying. Alas, I think the opposite is true.
And for all you retrograde parents who don’t want your children exposed to these issues at a tender age — tough toenails!