The Marion County School Board on Thursday reached a consensus that they want to restrict school bathrooms to students based on birth sex, not gender identity.
The proposed resolution, which goes against many national court rulings and opinions handed down by The Office for Civil Rights, would ban transgender students from using the bathrooms for which they identify. The resolution will be placed on Tuesday’s agenda as an emergency item, which will be when the board can legally vote on it.
The resolution states that transgender people are “not a protected class under federal or state law or under Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) policy. Male and female users of MCPS single-sex facilities reasonably expect not to be exposed to persons of the opposite sex while using those facilities.”