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Transgender bathrooms: what students think

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It's true. Transgender bathroom protections are being pulled.

It's true. Transgender bathroom protections are being pulled. "I agree with his [Trump's] decision because other states have different issues," says senior Ian Smith.

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It's true. Transgender bathroom protections are being pulled. "I agree with his [Trump's] decision because other states have different issues," says senior Ian Smith.

Ian Carnahan, Reporter

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On Wednesday, February 22, President Trump reversed Obama’s protections that allowed transgender students at public schools to choose the bathroom of their gender identity. Students share their thoughts on if it should be controlled by the state or the federal level.

Senior Caleb White agrees with president Trump’s decision. “It should be a state issue because the smaller the territory, the more say an individual has,” says White.

Not everyone is on board with Trump’s reversal, though. Junior Jake Deetz believes it should be controlled federally. “It should be controlled federally because I feel like it should be allowed everywhere because southern states won’t enforce it,” says Deetz.

Senior Ian Smith has a different viewpoint from White and Deetz. Smith doesn’t even believe this should be a problem in our country. “I don’t think it should even be allowed,” says Smith. “I think a guy could say that he is a girl and go into the girl’s bathroom where there could be a chance of sexual assault. The same thing goes for girls saying they are guys.”

When asked what they would say to those who have opposite opinions, senior Andrea Ricker says everyone just needs to calm down about the whole issue. Ricker says there are already transgender people in the bathroom and most of us don’t even realize it.

Deetz had a lot to say about our country’s current status in regards to transgender men and women. “People need to understand that other people feel differently,” says Deetz. “Transgender is not just a thought, it’s not a choice, it’s based on if people are comfortable in their bodies.”

 

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  1. Fred Powell on March 17th, 2017 12:03 pm

    I feel a majority of your students have not been educated enough about this topic to even be allowed to state their opinions!Do a little research, maybe even listen to your teachers a little!i thought schools were not into bashing someone who is different than they are.

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    adviser Reply:

    Fred,
    I’m sorry you feel that we “bashed someone who is different.” I assure you I would not allow a piece to be published that didn’t uphold journalistic integrity. I teach my students to accurately portray both sides of an issue. We value your opinion and sincerely apologize if the article has upset you in any way.
    Sheila Moore

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  2. Cheri on March 17th, 2017 12:29 pm

    Everyone needs to relax. This has been going on for a long time. As with everything else people make a big deal out of nothing.

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