Federal Judge Lynn Adelman issued a temporary restraining order against the Mukwonago Area School District in Wisconsin, prohibiting them from enforcing a recently implemented policy that banned students from using restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender "identity." The order mandates that male students who identify as female must be allowed to use the girls' facilities. The school district, located in the Milwaukee area, is now required to comply with this ruling.
The mother of an 11-year-old male student who identifies as a girl, filed a lawsuit on behalf of her trans-identifying child. In response, a judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the school district from prohibiting the boy from using the girls' bathroom.
The order acknowledges that the boy has been using the girls' bathroom since he was in third grade and is now entering sixth grade. While attending summer school, the boy was instructed by school staff to use either the boys' bathroom or a gender-neutral option. The restraining order notes that the boy has experienced emotional and mental distress as a result of the bathroom policy.
The district's school board unanimously approved a policy known as "Student Privacy in Restrooms and Locker Rooms" on June 26, saying "students shall use restroom and locker room facilities on District property and at District-sponsored events according to each student’s sex assigned at birth.”
In response to the ruling, the school district affirmed its commitment to defending the bathroom policy in order to safeguard the safety, privacy, and well-being of all students.
This is a deeply concerning, but not uncommon, case in which the rights and safety of all students, especially girls, have been sacrificed for the feelings of a few. Please pray that this ruling is reversed as the litigation continues.