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IFI rallying against Aurora transgender policy committee
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2012-11-21

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Weeks after successfully rallying against new transgender protections in East Aurora School Dist. 131, the Illinois Family Institute (IFI) is campaigning against efforts to draft a new policy.

Laurie Higgins, cultural analyst for IFI, decried the district's consideration of a trans policy after a special committee was formed to review the protections.

"Common sense and decency are in short supply in public schools, so almost immediately after the policy was rescinded, the school board formed an ad hoc committee to revisit the rescinded policy," Higgins wrote.

"Those who promote this type of policy believe that the subjective feelings of teens who wish they had been born the opposite sex trump objective biological and anatomical reality," Higgins added later. "They believe that what gender-confused teens feel is their true sex is, indeed, their true sex."

IFI, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has branded an anti-gay hate group, opposed the first policy adopted by the board. That policy would have mandated that transgender students be called by their preferred pronouns and have access to gender-affirming restrooms.

IFI urged supports to contact the district and denounce the first policy. A few days later, the board rescinded the protections, amid public outcry from LGBT advocates. Since, the board has formed a committee to consider new anti-bullying measures.


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