ACLU files baseless lawsuit against NC law protecting privacy in bathrooms
Monday, March 28, 2016
ADF Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek speaks in Raleigh on March 21, 2016, at a rally of citizens concerned about Charlotte's "bathroom" ordinance, which the state's Public Facilities and Security Act invalidated on March 23.
“The privacy rights and safety of North Carolina citizens shouldn’t be cast aside or used as a political pawn for special interest groups that desire to impose their agenda to create a genderless society. Part of that agenda now includes challenging a commonsense law that ensures grown men don’t shower and use the bathroom next to little girls. This law protects everyone’s privacy by ensuring that bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and other intimate settings remain private and based on one’s biological sex while also offering accommodations to those with special circumstances. The threat that schools will lose funding in implementing this sensible standard is simply false. Title IX specifically allows schools to ‘provide separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex.’ No school has ever lost funding in the nearly 44 years since Title IX became law, and federal courts have ruled in favor of schools that have adopted privacy policies similar to this—making clear that Title IX does not require schools to open up restrooms to members of the opposite sex.”
- Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)
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