Randolph Union High School in Randolph, Vermont has banned girls on its volleyball team from using their own locker room after they objected to having to undress in front of a boy who is being allowed to use the girls’ locker room.
The teenage girls on the volleyball team said a male student claiming to be transgender “made an inappropriate comment while members of the volleyball team were getting changed,” according to news reports from Vermont.
Vermont state education policy says students can play sports and use the locker room corresponding to their gender.
“It is the policy of the State of Vermont that all Vermont educational institutions provide safe, orderly, civil, and positive learning environments. Harassment, hazing and bullying have no place and will not be tolerated in Vermont schools. No Vermont student should feel threatened or be discriminated against while enrolled in a Vermont school,” the state policy says. “An owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or an agent or employee of such owner or operator shall not, because of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity of any person, refuse, withhold from, or deny to that person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of the place of public accommodation.” That means boys can use girls’ locker rooms in Vermont.
Read the Vermont state policy in full here.
Girl students in Alaska face some of the same pressures from their adult overseers, who insist that they undress in front of boys who are having gender identity confusion.
In Juneau, 9-year-old girls are being forced to undress in front of a boy who is being allowed to use the girls’ locker room at a local swimming pool, while the boy is apparently being groomed by his guardians to live as a girl. Some parents have pulled their children from the Juneau schools over the policy.