Resolution to Support HB2 for School Board #KeepNCSafe

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RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR HOUSE BILL 2 (HB2) #KeepNCSafe

1)Whereas, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act was passed on March 23, 2016 by both the NC House and Senate and signed into law by Governor McCrory; and,

2) Whereas, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act requires people using public restrooms to use the restroom that corresponds with the gender noted on their birth certificate; and,

3) Whereas, sexual orientation and gender identity are unclear, ambiguous terms and not like race; and,

4) Whereas, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act protects men, women, and children from the real danger of sexual predators in restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities; and,

5) Whereas, opposition to harmful behavior is not bigotry; and,

6) Whereas, _________ County Board of Education recognizes and nurtures the individuality of ALL students, while maintaining the utmost responsibility for health, safety, and well-being of ALL students; and,

7) Whereas, The U.S. Congress has never included gender identity within the Title IX Federal Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program; and,

8) Whereas, Federal courts have ruled that Title IX does not extend to claims of discrimination based on gender identity and that schools can maintain separate restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities on the basis of sex where privacy is a concern; and,

9) Whereas, The Obama Administration’s Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights released an updated policy letter stating that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to an individual’s chosen gender identity of male or female; and,

10) Whereas, Federal courts have ruled that the U.S. Department of Education’s interpretation of Title IX is not legally binding because the Department lacks authority to promulgate such an interpretation; and,

11) Whereas, in light of the Policies of the Obama Administration,  and public schools that allow any students to use the restrooms, locker rooms, or other facilities designated for the exclusive use of the other sex infringes on the rights of privacy and conscience of other students; and,

12) Whereas, the ________ County Board of Education will not follow the May 13, non-binding directive by the Department of Justice, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama and their unconstitutional interpretations of Title IX anti-discrimination law and which is currently being challenged in court; and

13) Whereas, the_______ County Board of Education believes this resolution represents the beliefs and views of the overwhelming majority of our citizenry; now therefore be it

14) Resolved, the ________ County Board of Education calls on the Department of Education to rescind its interpretation of Title IX that wrongly includes facility use issues by transgender students and that the Obama Administration’s gender identity policies are federal government overreach, a misinterpretation of Title IX policies, and an infringement upon the majority of students’ Constitutional rights; and,

15) Resolved, we remain committed to following state law and keeping local and state control over our schools.