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Biology Isn't Bigotry: Why Sex Matters in the Age of Gender Identity

Biology Isn't Bigotry: Why Sex Matters in the Age of Gender Identity
This is a February 2017 video where a panel of women (conservative and progressive) respectfully and logically discuss their shared concerns regarding how the transgender issue will end up hurting girls in sports, privacy, safety, and other issues. It is rational and informative. This is a MUST see. SHARE it with others (ie: parents, guardians, school board members, superintendents, administrators, teachers, clergy, health care professionals, legislators, etc.). Biology Isn’t Bigotry: Why Sex Matters in the Age of Gender Identity

Quick Facts 2016 - Sex Education in America

Quick Facts 2016 - Sex Education in America
ASCEND is a Washington DC-based professional association that champions youth to make healthy decisions in relationships and life by promoting well-being through a primary prevention strategy, and as a national membership and advocacy organization that serves, leads, represents and equips the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) field. See ASCEND's "Quick Facts 2016 - Sex Education in American"

Federal Order Puts Title IX “Guidance” on Hold - Another Triumph for Student Bodily Privacy Rights

Federal Order Puts Title IX “Guidance” on Hold - Another Triumph for Student Bodily Privacy Rights
On August 22, 2016, United States District Judge, Reed O'Connor, issued a nationwide preliminary injunction which blocked the Obama administration's Title IX "Guidelines". This Federal case (U.S District Court, Northern District of Texas, Wichita Falls Division Preliminary Injunction Order: State of Texas v. United States of America et al) included twelve other states and two school districts suing the U.S. DOE, DOJ, EEOC and DOL. Additional states have since joined, making a total of 23 states involved in this case. This Order allows school districts around the country the ability to maintain: “[T]he status quo as of the date of issuance of this Order and this preliminary injunction will remain in effect until the Court rules on the merits of this claim, or until further direction from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals”. This affords Oregon school district leaders the ability to maintain their current policy of providing reasonable accommodations for transgender students while at the same time upholding the bodily privacy rights of all their students. It remains to be seen what effect ORS 659A.850 may have when federal law is contrary to Oregon law. In the meantime (and until there is solid legal clarity), Oregon local school districts can maintain the status quo and refrain from allowing students to use a bathroom or showering facility opposite their biological sex. This, despite, “comprehensive guidance documents” school districts around the state have received from the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon School Boards Association and Property and Casualty Coverage for Educators (PACE).

With School Beginning Soon...Remember the "PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS" Federal Law!

With School Beginning Soon...Remember the
It is your right and responsibility as a parent to protect your child. Be sure to keep in mind these provisions (for you and your child) stated in the “Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment”. The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) is a law intended to protect the rights of pupils and the parents of pupils in programs funded by the United States Department of Education (ED). The PPRA was written to protect the rights of parents and students in two specific ways. First, any material used by students in ED funded surveys, analyses, or evaluations will be made available to parents to inspect prior to use with their child. Secondly, it ensures that schools and contractors acquire written parental consent before a minor student is required to participate in ED funded surveys, analyses or evaluations which may reveal personal information about...read more at the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment.

Students Speak Out - "What about OUR rights?"

Students Speak Out -
Students Speak Out - 'What about OUR rights?" Here is some information and excellent examples from a local community standing up for the bodily privacy rights of ALL students: prparents.org/

Oregon School Districts Told Transgender Students’ Rights Trump Rights of Majority

Oregon School Districts Told  Transgender Students’ Rights Trump Rights of Majority
A statewide conference for Oregon’s K-12 public schools entitled ‘Safe and Secure Schools’ was held April 21, 2016 in Eugene Oregon. Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE), the largest provider of liability insurance to Oregon school districts. This conference provided a workshop titled ‘Responding to issues surrounding transgender students’ and was described as helping members learn how to ‘navigate transgender issues in schools’ as it relates to Title IX. Jollee Patterson, General Counsel, Portland Public Schools, the workshop speaker said that “The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is saying that transgender, gender fluid, nonconforming are protected under Title IX…[and that] we as educators now have a clear obligation to keep transgender students safe from bullying and harassment based on their gender identity” [ie: allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom and shower facilities that they most identify with - not based on their biological sex]. An audience member asked Patterson, “What about all the other students civil rights, feelings and privacy”? In response, Patterson stated that the “OCR has said that the rights of the transgender students trump the rights of the other students”. At the close of her presentation Patterson highly encouraged school districts to utilize TransActive Gender Center, a resource which provides chest binders and voice coaching to minors, condones minors using puberty blockers/feminizing and masculinizing hormones and supports the idea of 15-year-old minors getting sex changes. This PACE workshop did not reference the statutory obligations of Oregon school boards to assure that ALL of their students are safe, protected and supported in their school environment. Oregon law (ORS 339.353) addresses issues of harassment, intimidation or bullying and the necessity for school districts to provide a safe and civil environment in order for students to learn.

Planned Parenthood is: “Thrilled to announce that we now offer appointments for transgender hormone provision"

Planned Parenthood is: “Thrilled to announce that we now offer appointments for transgender hormone provision
Planned Parenthood Columbia-Willamette is now in the business of dispensing transgender hormones. This is critically important for SCHOOL BOARDS, SUPERINTENDENTS, LEGISLATORS, PARENTS & GUARDIANS (whether pro-life or pro-choice) to know about because... a) Oregon’s recent decision to allow tax-funded sex changes for 15 year olds (without parental knowledge or consent). b) Oregon Certified School-Based Health Centers follow “Minor’s Rights” laws (confidentiality) and many refer students to Planned Parenthood. c) 2015 legislation passed which would make parents (insurance policy holders) pay for health services for their minor children, yet not be able to know what services received. d) The promotion of “gender-fluidity”, “pronouns of choice” and special rights for transgender students in schools (ie: bathroom/locker room; bodily privacy issues). e) Feminizing and masculinizing medications (transgender hormone therapy/puberty blockers) can seriously harm a minor's brain, bone and reproductive development. This has potential to be a huge parental rights issue, a health/safety issue for minors & is a perplexing service (“transgender hormone provision”) for Planned Parenthood to be involved in.

Be Informed. Be Equipped. Be Empowered. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

Be Informed. Be Equipped. Be Empowered. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Even the Law Recognizes PARENTS Know Best. Take a look at how the U.S. Constitution, 14th Amend, Due Process, US Code and CFRs, (Oregon) ORS & OAR upholds your parental rights: YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS (and some legalese explained)

PRIVACY FOR ALL

PRIVACY FOR ALL
'PRIVACY FOR ALL' is a coalition of parents, students, nonprofit and faith groups who have launched an initiative to protect privacy rights. Even if you do not live in California, your child's privacy at their public school MUST be protected! WHAT IS THE “PERSONAL PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT"? The “Personal Privacy Protection Act” was drafted to protect privacy in restrooms, showers, locker rooms, and changing rooms in government buildings in CA. It does so by asserting that individuals should use these facilities in accordance with their biological sex, rather than their gender identity. WHY IS THE "PERSONAL PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT" NECESSARY? Without this Initiative there is no protection for the privacy of men and women, boys and girls, adults and children, in facilities where privacy is reasonably expected: locker rooms, dressing rooms, restrooms, and showers. Other accommodations can be made for those who feel uncomfortable in traditional sex-separated facilities, but impeding on other citizens’ right to privacy by creating forced co-ed facilities is not a valid option. READ MORE: PRIVACY FOR ALL

Liberty Counsel Files Amicus Brief Regarding Public School Transgender Bathrooms

Liberty Counsel Files Amicus Brief Regarding Public School Transgender Bathrooms
"Public schools adopting “gender identity” instead of biological sex abandons science, creates a hostile environment, and threatens the safety and well-being of children, Liberty Counsel told the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in an amicus brief." ~December 1, 2015 Read More: Liberty Counsel Files Amicus Brief Regarding Public School Transgender Bathrooms
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