MADISON, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A federal appeals court is ordering a Wisconsin high school to allow a female student to use the boys' bathroom.
On Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal injunction issued last September, which continues to suspend the school's policy of having separate bathrooms. In reference to Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments Act, the court ruled, "[A] policy that requires an individual to use a bathroom that does not conform with his or her gender identity punishes that individual for his or her gender non-conformance, which in turn violates Title IX."
The ruling seemingly disregards the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court in March decided to return a similar appeal made by a Virginia school to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for reconsideration after the court had forced the school to admit a girl into the boys' rest rooms and locker rooms. The High Court's decision came after President Donald Trump revoked Obama's transgender bathroom mandate, which had ordered schools last May to allow opposite-sex students into bathrooms and locker rooms.
A recently released documentary, presenting the experiences of 15 ex-transgender individuals, found that most of those, who suffered from gender dysphoria, had previously suffered from sexual abuse. The producer of the documentary, David Foster, affirmed, "Almost all of them, if not all of them, were victims of child sexual abuse."
Seventeen-year-old female, Ashton Whitaker, sued the Kenosha Unified School District last year when she was forbidden by school policy to use the male restrooms. She said the school's position had caused her to experience anxiety, depression and have suicidal thoughts. A study released last year found that 30 percent of those claiming to be transgender attempt suicide.
A recent study released on Tuesday shows that people, who suffer from gender dysphoria, are less healthy physically, emotionally and mentally than those who accept their biological sex. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, used data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a health survey administered each year by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study found that respondents claiming to be transgender were "disproportionately younger, poorer, less white and more likely to be unemployed" than those who didn't suffer from gender dysphoria. The study further revealed that these individuals tended to be overweight and depressed. Finally, the study showed that this group tended to have problems "concentrating, remembering or making decisions" as compared to so-called "cisgender" people.