Re "Transgender rights," Editorial, May 3
At any given school, transgender kids likely make up a tiny percentage of the student body. Why then should the vast majority be required to accept sharing a bathroom or locker room with a student who "feels at odds" with his or her physical gender? You blithely dismiss the "discomfort" others may feel and cast it as evidence of discrimination.
I would never want to see such a student taunted. However, until a transgender person physically becomes the gender that he or she feels we must recognize, physical gender should determine access to bathrooms and locker rooms.
Though many wish to blur gender lines between men and women, we should stop and think about the consequences of these actions and their long-term effects on our society. Life is not always fair, and fairness can't and shouldn't be the only question society asks in establishing social policy.
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