Friday, January 18, 2013

Girls College to Expel Student for 'Becoming Male?'

North Carolina's Salem College, the oldest girls college in America, has become trapped between its own tradition and the "higher education" ideology that gender is fluid across a spectrum (male/female is not fixed):  Should a currently-enrolled female student who claims to be transgender (now a man) be allowed to remain a student?
“It’s not fair to punish someone who has come to terms about who they truly are.”
-- Jane Tobin, National Center for Transgender Equality
For background, read Orlando Schools Give Rights to the 'Transgendered' and also read Illinois Parents Force School Back on Transgender Rights as well as White House Honors Sexually Confused People Killed

-- From "Salem College weighs future of transgender student" by The Associated Press 1/12/13

A Salem College student who is completing surgery to transition from a woman to a man is asking to stay on the campus of the all-female school.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that college spokeswoman Michelle Melton declined to identify the student, who wants to remain on campus after having surgery in February.

The school is looking into whether to create a policy on transgender students. Trustees chairman Charles Blixt says the trustees have no timetable for a decision.

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From "Salem College debates how to handle transgender students" by John Hinton, Winston-Salem Journal 1/15/13

[Alumnus Annie] Webb said she was concerned that if the transgender male student is allowed to remain at Salem College, the trustees might convert the college into a coed institution.

Salem College, like other American colleges and universities, is governed in part by Title IX of federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on gender. However, religious institutions are exempted from this provision, according to federal law.

Several women’s colleges across the country have adopted policies concerning transgender students, said Harper Jane Tobin, the director of policy at the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C. Some colleges, such as Salem, don’t have a policy, Tobin and Blixt said.

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Also read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victim