Equality Matters
July 30, 2013

The Daily Caller decried a southern California school district's agreement to accommodate transgender students, misidentifying the gender of the student whose complaint prompted the agreement and belittling the experiences of transgender individuals.

In a July 28 article, Daily Caller education editor Eric Owens lamented the trend toward increased acceptance of transgender students, highlighting the case of a suburban Los Angeles school district where a transgender male successfully pushed the schools to allow transgender students to use facilities like restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities:

It's all the rage these days for transgender students (or their parents) to sue or make a big fuss because their genitalia doesn't match the bathrooms and locker rooms they prefer to use.

The latest flare-up occurred in a quiet, expensive suburb northeast of Los Angeles. The Arcadia Unified School District in Arcadia, Calif. finalized an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to terminate a Title IX investigation into allegations of discrimination against a transgender middle schooler, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The agreement resolves a complaint pressed by the Department of Education and filed on behalf of an unnamed student who was born female but wants to be a male.