A Delta County School Board member in Colorado stands by her comments that transgender students should be castrated before they're allowed to use bathrooms that fit their gender identity.
Katherine Svenson was reacting to recently adapted policies in Massachusetts and California that protect the rights of students who identify as a gender that differs from their biological one.
|Delta School Board member Katherine Svenson in Colorado told a CBS affiliate that transgender students shouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity unless they are castrated. (YouTube)|
She defended her comments as she spoke to local CBS television affiliate KREX last week.
“I don’t have a problem if some boys think they are girls,” she said. “I’m just saying as long as they can impregnate a woman, they’re not going to go in the girls’ locker-room.”
Although Colorado has no laws to protect the rights of transgender students, the state's Civil Rights Division recently ruled an elementary school discriminated against a transgender 6-year-old child by barring her from using the girls' bathroom.
Is it sexual abuse to discriminate against such children? Is it sexual abuse to allow such children to act like they are of the opposite sex? Should they, as Ms Svenson suggests, have to make a real commitment that will cost them? How do you feel about transgender kids using the same washrooms as those of the opposite sex?
This subject needs a lot of prayer, and I'm not even sure where to start. Any suggestions?
See also: http://northwoodsministries.blogspot.ca/2013/09/six-year-old-can-change-sex-for-real.html