KINGS MOUNTAIN – If you thought the ‘bathroom issue’ was in the rear-view mirror in North Carolina, look again. A court has just ordered a high school in Cleveland County to let a female student (who feels they are actually a male) use the boy’s bathroom while the female student’s lawsuit against the school district proceeds.
From the Shelby Star, with all the woke pronouns in place:
“A student with stage 4 kidney disease is suing Cleveland County Schools over allegations that the district is discriminating against him by denying them access to a bathroom that conforms with his gender identity.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday against the Cleveland County Board of Education, Superintendent Stephen Fisher and Kings Mountain High School Principal Julie Rikard by a senior at KMHS identified only as John Doe to protect his identity.
In the suit the student, who was a female at birth but began gender transition before his freshman year, says the district discriminated against him by refusing to allow him to use bathrooms that match his gender identity.
According to court documents, the student and his mother informed KMHS before his freshman year that he identified as male and asked that he be allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms at the school. Rikard, the suit alleges, denied the request, saying he could use the girls’ restroom only.
“Because I am a boy I could not use the girls’ restroom comfortably and ended up avoiding the restroom for the entirety of the year,” the teen said in a sworn statement.
In the few instances he had an emergency, Doe said girls at the school would laugh at him “because they knew I was trans and made fun of me for having to use the girls’ restroom.”
After the student began testosterone treatments his sophomore year, he was told he could only use a separate restroom meant for teachers. Doe said the restroom was far from his classroom and he would get “looks” from teachers when using it.
As a result of being unable to use the same restrooms as other students, Doe said he would simply avoid going altogether when he could – a decision that his doctors say may have worsened his kidney disease, which he has been battling since birth.
“In addition to the escalation in his anxiety and distress that has resulted from Kings Mountain High School’s refusal to let John access the restroom on equal terms as other boys, John’s kidney function has also been compromised as a result of his lack of access to appropriate restroom facilities,” said Dr. Deanna Adkins, a pediatric endocrinologist director of the Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care and Doe’s physician since 2017 in a court document. […]”
The court temporarily order the school to allow the female student to use the boy’s restrooms. Beginning the transition process before 9th grade, starting hormone treatments in 10th grade, and prioritizing the coddling of gender-confused confused feelings over the literal health of a child with stage 4 kidney disease.
For purposes of not aggravating kidney disease, there is absolutely no ‘lack of access to appropriate restroom facilities.’ The bathrooms are there, even private ones, for the student to use. Yet, the bad feelings of having to confront biology is too much. The denial of biological sex, in this case, has now become so strong that even the undeniable biological reality of a failing renal system isn’t enough to overcome it. Instead, they sue the school district in an attempt to force its compliance with a child’s gender confusion.
And it has worked, here and in general. House Bill 2 was repealed, and courts are ordering schools to let students use whatever restrooms they feel like. The temporary order from the judge, issued last week, expires this week, at which point the order will be reconsidered (likely renewed) as the case proceeds.