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Focus on the Family's Stanton: Why Obama's Transgender School Policy Is Unsound

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Jun 2016 05:08 PM

When President Barack Obama unveiled his version of political gender theory on public schools nationwide, he also unleashed a policy that will bring with it more unintended consequences than solutions, writes a renowned author for The Federalist.

Glenn Stanton, director of global family formation studies at Focus on the Family, gave five reasons on The Federalist as to why Obama's policy will cause profound problems in our schools:
 
1. Gender identity is what the person says it is
2. There's no official – legal, psychological et al – criteria for being transgender
3. This is about political gender theory
4. Safety of 99.9 percent of people put in jeopardy
5. Clinicians worldwide don't even recognize transgender children

At the core of the first two, Stanton writes, is that Obama has dictated physical rules, boundaries and behaviors for a child's "internal sense of themselves," regardless of official documentation stating otherwise.

There is no legal category for being transgender; it is so by saying so, according to Obama's policy.

"The administration merely puts its faith in the naïve assumption that all will simply be honest about their real 'authentic sense of gender' when entering school restrooms and locker room showers," Stanton writes.

Stanton concludes by saying that clinicians don't recognize children as being transgender, but rather gender dysphoric. Stanton cites research that shows 75 percent to 98 percent of children "who identify as the opposite sex return to their biological sex identity" sometime before puberty.

"Even though acceptance and facilitation by parents and teachers of such changes is assumed to be the enlightened and compassionate thing to do for these children, the opposite seems to be true," Stanton writes.

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When President Barack Obama unveiled his version of political gender theory on public schools nationwide, he also unleashed a policy that will bring with it more unintended consequences than solutions, writes a renowned author for The Federalist.
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