OKLAHOMA CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law Wednesday that will require public schools and public charter schools to limit the use of sex-specific restrooms and locker rooms to individuals who actually match the facilities’ respective sexes.
SB 615 also requires schools to “provide a reasonable accommodation to any individual who does not wish to comply,” in the form of “access to a single-occupancy restroom or changing room.” Noncompliant school districts or charter schools “shall receive a five percent (5%) decrease in state funding for the school district or public charter school for the fiscal year following the year of noncompliance”; and parents in noncompliant schools “shall have a cause of action” against them. The law took effect immediately.
Conservatives argue that forcing children and teens to share intimate facilities with members of the opposite sex violates their privacy rights, subjects them to needless emotional stress, and gives potential male predators a viable pretext to enter female bathrooms or lockers.
Last fall, public revolt over such policies fueled Republican Glenn Youngkin’s victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe for the governorship of Virginia as well as a GOP takeover of the Virginia House of Delegates, particularly due to the rape of a female student by a “transgender” classmate in a girls’ restroom in Loudoun County’s Stone Bridge High School.
At least 135 U.S. teachers and teachers’ aides have already been arrested in 2022 for child-related sex crimes, ranging from child porn possession to rape, and these are only the cases reported by the media.
And, while the vast majority of teachers are upstanding citizens, we also know some are indoctrinating our children with the LGBT ideology and practices to "make an ally of them" at a wholly inappropriate age.
This is not acceptable, and must be stopped now.
SIGN: Congress must ban federal funding for schools promoting sex or LGBT ideologies among children.
With Governor Ron DeSantis already taking action in Florida, banning instruction on sexuality and gender identity by teachers among third graders and younger, it's now time to see a federal push to effectively end such meddling in the minds of our children.
Parents have a responsibility to defend their children from those who overstep boundaries, whether that's in the form of LGBT propaganda, pornography, or other forms of sexualization in schools.
Too often the media downplays what's at stake: nothing less than the innocence of our children, and sometimes even their very lives, as this grieving Mom explained in March.
SIGN and SHARE: Congress must ban federal funding for schools who attempt to sexualize children.
76% of the arrests of teachers and aides for child-related sex-crimes this year involved assaults on students.
Jonathan van Maren reports that while one California teacher was charged with aggravated assault of a child, another was charged with 29 counts of child molestation.
A North Carolina science teacher was charged with 27 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of “indecent liberties with a student.”
Parents need to construct every possible barrier to more children being abused, and one important way is to stop groomers and potential groomers from discussing sex with children in the classroom.
It is a violation of trust to introduce someone else's precious child to the minefield of sexuality, and it breaks down inhibitions that are meant to protect our most vulnerable young people.
SIGN TODAY: Pull federal funding from any school that sexualizes children
We already know that drag queens, some of whom admit to grooming, have no place in the classroom, and that teaching children about gender identities and sexual preferences is wholly inappropriate, but it's beyond time we took action.
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In June 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that “trans” ex-student Gavin Grimm had a constitutional right to use male restrooms at Gloucester High School, also in Virginia, effectively letting stand a victory for “transgender” redefinition of federal nondiscrimination rules.
SB 615 is only the latest in a string of socially conservative laws recently enacted by the Sooner State. Other recent measures signed by Stitt include a ban on biological males participating in athletic teams expressly meant for female students, as well as two near-total abortion bans, one criminalizing abortion directly and the other empowering state residents to file civil suits against abortionists.