A 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a boy in her Decatur school’s bathroom after the school district passed a gender-neutral policy allowing students to freely use the bathroom of their choosing.
The Decatur School District has denied the allegations and retaliated against the girl’s mother for reporting by identifying her as the “responsible party” in their referral of the incident to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.
In May of 2016 under the Obama Administration, the Departments of Justice and Education’s respective civil rights division’s “Dear Colleague” letter to schools about transgender students said that no students would be asked to prove or otherwise document their gender identity, and adherence to Title IX is “a condition of receiving federal funds.” In other words, comply with the new guidance or your school will lose money.
President Trump’s Department of Education, headed by Betsy DeVos, has stepped in to investigate whether the school district’s transgender bathroom policy lead to the sexual assault.
Where is all the #MeToo outrage and support for this child and the many others who are preyed upon? Are people less inclined to speak out because it might put LGBTQ issues at odds with the fight for women’s rights? Watch this heart breaking video and let us know what you think.