Delta County School Board member, Katherine Svenson, commented on rights of transgender students at an October board meeting. Svenson passed out an issue of the Education Reporter, a publication of the conservative group the Eagle Forum, during the October meeting, and said:
“I would like to pass out something that shows people what is going on in the rest of the country. Massachusetts and California have passed laws relating to calling a student, irrespective of his biological gender, letting him perform as the gender he thinks he is, or she is. I just want to emphasize, not in this district. Not until the plumbing’s changed. There would have to be castration in order to pass something like that around here.”
“I don’t have a problem if some boys think they are girls, I’m just saying as long as they can impregnate a woman, they’re not going to go in girls locker-room,” said Svenson.
The article in the Education Reporter discusses a new law passed in California, which allows students to use whatever bathroom they wish based on their self-identified gender rather than biological sex.
Svenson seems unaware that Colorado already allows boys who identify as girls to use the girls’ facilities.