THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE -- Dec. 7, 2013: Board member Kathy Svenson says there's no such thing as transgender people and vows to keep pushing for schools to ignore court rulings. See below.]
A Colorado television station’s inquiry into a Delta County School Board meeting confirmed that a board member last month called for the castration of transgender students if the district is to adopt California-style transgender student equality policies.
Board member Katherine Svenson: “I would like to pass out something that shows people what is going on in the rest of the country. Massachusetts and California have passed laws relating to calling a student, irrespective of his biological gender, letting him perform as the gender he thinks he is, or she is.
I just want to emphasize, not in this district. Not until the plumbing’s changed. There would have to be castration in order to pass something like that around here.”
Svenson recently told NewsChannel 5, (KREX-TV) that she is standing behind her statements even though many people in the district are upset with her.
Assistant superintendent Kurt Clay says the district is “absolutely not” considering a castration policy.
UPDATE — Dec. 7, 2013: Board member Kathy Svenson says there’s no such thing as transgender people and vows to keep pushing for schools to ignore court rulings.
From The Associated Press:
” . . . Kathy Svenson told The Associated Press on Friday that transgender boys would pose a serious safety risk to girls in girls locker rooms, and allowing transgender girls into a boys locker room would raise privacy issues.
Svenson, 73, is in the second year of her four-year term but said she won’t run for re-election because she would like to start her own school where she believes laws regarding transgender and homosexual students wouldn’t apply.
Svenson said she doesn’t believe there is such a thing as people who are transgender, the Denver Post reported. Svenson said they are simply confused. . . .
I believe this woman doesn’t belong on any school board — either in this century or the last.
California’s trans student equality bill: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/updated-californias-trans-equality-in-k-12-schools-bill-on-gov-browns-desk/
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Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/