So a thought – if grown men (and yes, some senior boys are, indeed, grown men of legal age) can go into the girls bathroom, how does the public law on indecent exposure now work? The Gilford School Board is now saying that it no longer applies to its bathrooms and locker rooms. What are the ramifications of that? Does that mean it also applies generally throughout the building? How about on school grounds outside the building? After all, “schools” are often described as not just the buildings but the grounds they are on. And in the case of anti-Second Amendment bills, so are school buses.
How about adult visitors? Can adult women now parade around in the Middle School boys locker rooms? After all, LOOK AT THE ACTUAL BILL:
193:38 Discrimination in Public Schools. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public schools because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, or national origin, all as defined in RSA 354-A. Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited under this section, including the attorney general, may initiate a civil action against a school or school district in superior court for legal or equitable relief, or with the New Hampshire commission for human rights, as provided in RSA 354-A:27-28.
Hey, listen, I didn’t start this problem they’ve created for themselves AND US? I’m just asking questions that they haven’t asked themselves. But how can they square their “law” (er, policies) with the public laws already on the books? Can’t pick and choose, can they….
Of course I took my camera to the School Board monthly meeting. I generally don’t go – with GraniteGrok, meetings during the Budget season, and “life”, I just can’t justify yet another series of meetings. But given that the School Board rammed through their Trans policy and I was asked by a few people who knew me in town (was it just because they know I have opinions and am not afraid to talk about them??), I went. Camera in hand.
Sidenote: ALWAYS, Conservative activists, have a camera at the ready. Cell phones work well too! Never know when “backup” may be needed.
Anyways, here’s the video from the School Board meeting. Much was made of this policy being implemented to far too short of a time frame without much input from the general public. Sure, that from the family was, according to the Chair, but those with kids in the system were the only ones contacted about the policy and not the Townfolk at large. You’d think that the rest of us were of no account in weighing in on this issue.
Yet, we have to pay for it. Our families will have to deal with the ramifications from it.
Please note I was about 5 minutes late so we “join our regularly scheduled program in process”:
Part 3: Yup, red hat. Silver hair (silver sounds so much better than “grey”). First bite at the “speaking” apple.
More to come later!