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Obama admin: “transgender children” can use whatever bathroom, locker room, facilities they “identify” with

by on November 2, 2016


"the philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next"

-Abraham Lincoln

All transgender youth are allowed to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity in Defense Department programs and activities, according to a new DoD memo.

The Oct. 26 memo makes it clear that DoD policy goes beyond bathrooms when it comes to access for all transgender students in all facilities on military bases. The services offer a variety of youth programs and activities.
Weiler referred to guidance from the departments of Justice and Education given to school districts in May, advising them of their obligations under law to allow transgender students to participate in activities and use restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.

In an Oct. 26 memo to the services and to the Department of Defense Education Activity, Todd Weiler, assistant defense secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, said he has established a task force to establish procedures for implementing the guidance.

The memo follows Weiler’s intervention in a case involving a transgender military child who was not allowed to use the girls’ restroom at Ramstein Intermediate School, a DoD-run facility in Germany. As a result of an Oct. 21 meeting between Weiler and the chief of staff of DoDEA, the child can now use the restroom, and all transgender students in DoDEA schools will be allowed to use the restroom with which they identify.

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