By Wayne Townsend
I am against allowing any male or female child going into opposite bathroom or locker rooms within our schools and in public places.
We build and finance our schools to educate our children, not to push personal ideologies onto our children and confuse them of what gender or sex they are. It’s a known fact that when children are born, they are given a birth certificate of their gender. I think we need to let our children be children up until they’re 18. Then they can decide for themselves who they are. It would be simple if our schools would hold the gender indicated on their birth certificate.
As to which bathroom or locker room they should use – the male bathroom has both urinals and stalls. So male children thinking they are other than male could use a stall if they didn’t want to stand up to pee.
I think we could put together some simple legislation protecting parental rights to have a say in what is taught to their children, and also making this issue at hand simpler. We all know that we have to live in the communities together with people that think and act differently than we do. That is not an issue. But when it affects the safety of our children we will not stand for it.
The author is a Randolph resident and Republican candidate for the Orange-Washington-Addison House district.