Gavin Grimm is a Girl who identifies as a Boy. Her parents filed a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board (Virginia) for saying she could not use the boys’ restroom. In a stunningly bas friend-of-the-court brief, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that Title IX – the federal law enacted due to the overwhelming discrimination and denial of opportunities faced by girls in education environments – means that girls who identify as boys (and boys who identify as girls) should use the facilities intended for the opposite sex.
The specific purpose of Title IX was to remediate discrimination faced by girls on the basis of their sex. Now, because sex is apparently meaningless, and anyone can identify as anything, this statute is becoming increasingly useless. This is particularly distressing as Title IX is used as the basis for obtaining relief in cases of sexual assault.