Should 7-year old girl be allowed to use boys' restroom at school?
So Mr. Theollyn is trying to do just that. But there's one problem: D has been denied access to the boys' restroom (or the "safe" unisex staff restroom) at her elementary school in Georgia. Mr. Theollyn argues that forcing D to use the girls' restroom reveals to other children that she is transgender, and therefore threatens her safety.
And so, after deciding to enroll D in public school for the first time after previously homeschooling her, Mr. Theollyn decided to pull his daughter out of public school. At the same time, he is also petitioning the McIntosh County Board of Education to allow his daughter to use the boys' and/or the staff restroom at school.
Before the school year started, Mr. Theollyn spoke with D's teacher about letting D use the boys' restroom and thought the matter was settled. But McIntosh superintendent Dr. William Hunter, whose job it is to ensure his schools are complying with all state and local laws, said D was not allowed to use the boys' restroom.
Just one more thing: Mr. Theollyn used to be Ms. Theollyn, D's biological mother. He is a transgender himself.
What do you think? Should the superintendent allow D to use the boys' restroom and/or make special accommodations for her to use the "safe" staff restroom?
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