Not to be satisfied with suing North Carolina to force them to let men use the girl’s restrooms, the Obama administration has issued mandatory “guidance” that declares a right to separate facilities based on sex (via Title IX) to now prohibit separate facilities based on sex and mandating that one’s “gender identity” means what biological sex means, even though they have been legally different for quite some time now, though perhaps not for long:
The Doublethink is strong here:
“Under Title IX, a school must treat students consistent with their gender identity even if their education records or identification documents indicate a different sex. The Departments have resolved Title IX investigations with agreements committing that school staff and contractors will use pronouns and names consistent with a transgender student’s gender identity.
“Title IX’s implementing regulations permit a school to provide sex-segregated restrooms, locker rooms, shower facilities, housing, and athletic teams, as well as single-sex classes under certain circumstances…When a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity… Restrooms and Locker Rooms. A school may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex, but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity.14 A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use individual-user facilities when other students are not required to do so. A school may, however, make individual-user options available to all students who voluntarily seek additional privacy.”
The Administration even goes so far as to deny a biological basis of sex by referring to one’s “Sex assigned at birth”:
“Sex assigned at birth refers to the sex designation recorded on an infant’s birth certificate should such a record be provided at birth”.
This conflation of “gender” and “biological sex”, terms that were made to refer to different things in order for a biological male to be a little girl, is part of the Left’s plan to abolish any biological distinction between males and females, and relegate such differences to something akin to a difference in the size of one’s ears:
“Once upon a time, the word ‘gender’ just meant ‘biological sex’. Then, looney tunes such as John Money had the bizarre idea that gender is just a ‘social construct’. However, because the obvious truth between a person’s legs could not be denied, the idea that ‘gender’ and ‘biological sex’ became two different things.
“However, now that biological sex is itself being declared a social construct, the definitional distinction between ‘gender’ and ‘biological sex’ is no longer useful. Now, it would seem, those two terms will once again mean the same things, and that same thing is one of those ‘social constructs.'”
Chicago is going one step further and mandating that not only shall the teachers and staff use a “trans” student’s chosen gender pronouns, but mandating that other students do the same… or get punished for uttering Wrongthink:
“According to the new guidelines:
“‘the intentional or persistent refusal by students or school staff to respect a student’s gender identity (for example, intentionally referring to the student by a name or pronoun that does not correspond to the student’s gender identity) is a violation of these Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct, and Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy.’
“CPS warns that ‘violations will result in appropriate consequences for offending staff and students.'”
You must not only tolerate, but be forced to affirm what isn’t true.
This is pure totalitarianism.
The Obama Administration’s “Dear Colleague” letter:
Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students by ThePoliticalHat