The US Department of Justice has issued a directive forcing all public schools in America to cater to the demands of mentally ill “transgenders”—people born of one biological sex who imagine themselves to be another sex—or face losing federal funding.
In a letter sent today to all school districts, the DOJ has demanded that schools grant “transgender” access to all restrooms, sports, and accommodation facilities.
As outlined earlier, “transgenderism” is actually a mental illness. These people will dress up in the opposite sex’s clothes, or in some cases, even undergo surgery to cut off penises, and add breasts (or, in female cases, cut off breasts and attempt to create artificial penises).
In previous saner times, people suffering from such wild delusions would have been sympathetically treated by psychiatrists for severe mental illness and trauma, and helped back to reality.
However, because liberals—backed by the controlled media—have made a new “norm” out of race denial, feminism, the feminization of men, the promotion of homosexuality, and all manner of sexual and social deviances, the mentally ill “transgender” sufferers have been told that it is normal—and even possible—to “change their sex.”
The DOJ letter warns that schools that do not abide by the administration’s interpretation of “civil rights” under the Title IX law may face lawsuits or loss of federal aid.
“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations prohibit sex discrimination in educational programs and activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance,” the letter starts off by pointing out.
“This prohibition encompasses discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s transgender status.”
The DOJ letter then claims that “gender identity” means “an individual’s internal sense of gender,” which, it says, “may be different from or the same as the person’s sex assigned at birth.”
In other words, if a mentally ill person “feels” that he or she is the opposite sex, then they are—and schools must not allow them access to “transgender” facilities.
“As a condition of receiving Federal funds, a school agrees that it will not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently on the basis of sex any person in its educational programs or activities unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX or its implementing regulations,” the letter continues.
“This means that a school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity. The Departments’ interpretation is consistent with courts’ and other agencies’ interpretations of Federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination.”
Incredibly, the DOJ says that there is “no medical diagnosis or treatment requirement that students must meet as a prerequisite to being treated consistent with their gender identity.”
The DOJ letter adds that schools will be penalized if they fail to “provide a safe environment” for the mentally ill transgenders, which include access to “sex-segregated activities and facilities”—and that “transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity.”
This means that “transgenders” must be allowed access to “restrooms and locker rooms” in a way which is “consistent with their gender identity.”
The madness does not end there: the DOJ also demands that “transgenders” be allowed to participate in athletics or other competitive sporting activities “consistent with their gender identity.”
“A school may not, however, adopt or adhere to requirements that rely on overly broad generalizations or stereotypes about the differences between transgender students and other students of the same sex (i.e., the same gender identity) or others’ discomfort with transgender students.”
Additionally, schools which provide housing and overnight accommodations are also barred from disallowing “transgender students” from accessing housing “consistent with their gender identity,” and “may not require transgender students to stay in single-occupancy accommodations or to disclose personal information when not required of other students.”
Finally, schools will no longer be allowed to register a student’s normal sex, but rather whatever the “transgender” claims to be.
The letter is signed by Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, and Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
Earlier this week, the Justice Department and the state of North Carolina both filed dueling lawsuits over the state’s “bathroom” law, which prohibits the mentally ill from using rest rooms not assigned to their natural sex.