One of my faithful column readers asked me to address the subject of transgender school accommodations. Wow! I think the word “transgender” had not even been created when I was a school-aged kid.
The federal rules recently announced reflect a practice already is use in multiple school districts, including our own here in Wilton. They apply only to someone who, though of one gender biologically, consistently presents himself or herself as of the other gender in dress and otherwise. So, this route does not sound like a remotely likely one for a student voyeur to take, to say the least. The key determinant of transgenderedness in the federal rule is how the person designates and presents himself or herself, not the presence or absence of one gender’s genitals.