By Don Valentine
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., a case concerning a school district’s obligation to accommodate a transgender student under Title IX and the U.S. Education Department’s implementing regulations on bathrooms transgender people can use. This is an extremely controversial topic. Concisely put, it is a simple binary decision support access or not. What do you think?
The first argument is a compassionate position that transgender people should have access to whichever facility they choose. A strong argument is made here that it is just a lava-tory. Then no fuss is necessary about who uses what. Europe and more cosmopolitan cities in the U.S. have unisex bathrooms.
That is a reasonable position. When have you ever been concerned about the person in the stall next to you? Which leads to the question of why all this consternation and palaver. Shouldn’t the Supreme Court be concerned with more pressing issues?
The divergent view is logically concluded by a fact of nature. No matter how much vanity surgery you want to do to yourself, you can’t change your D.N.A. If you don’t have a “Y” chromosome, then you’re female. Women, as you may recall, are born with the “X-X” chromosome pattern. Men have the “X-Y” pattern.
We as a society are evolving to be more tolerant of people’s freedom. You’re free to live your life in almost any way you want as long as you don’t impinge on someone else’s freedoms. However, it is a fallacious argument to say that your decision in this topic is biological. It is a selective decision.
Moreover, to equate this struggle with the tribulations African Americans are continuing on 400 years to be treated as equal humans is laughable. Black people can’t change their dress and cross back into the mainstream populace. Melanin does not wash off like make up. We are born Black people and deal with the perils until we die Black. Given your finances you can change your mind at any point on reversing the vanity surgery. To close, what do you think the Supreme Court should decide? Me, just approve the law and keep it moving!