Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Univ. of Pittsburgh Opens Girls' Dorm to Cross-dressing Men

Spokesman confirms new policy applies to housing; wardrobe or appearance "isn't what most people would expect of their sex."

"Why can't the institutions of higher education stay within their academic goals and not seek to be agents of political correctness?"

-- From "Pitt tweaking gender discrimination policy" The Associated Press 9/12/08

The University of Pittsburgh is broadening its anti-discrimination policy to include the way people express their gender identity through clothes and appearance.

The vice president of the university's Rainbow Alliance, which advocates for gay, bisexual and transgender students, says the changes extend that policy to "anyone whose gender identity does not match their assigned sex at birth."

God's fingerprints can't be removed: Genital surgery can't change DNA

From "University opens women's dorms to men" © 2008 WorldNetDaily 9/16/08

"Student safety should be utmost in the minds of the University of Pittsburgh and other schools," said Diane Gramley, president of [American Family Association of Pennsylvania]. "The addition of 'gender identity' to their policies is anti-safety. This policy change opens the door for sexual assault of female students and lawsuits from concerned parents and students."

. . . "Since this policy also affects housing, what is to prevent a male who says he believes he's 'really a female' from requesting and obtaining housing in the women's dormitory? This policy indicates that will be acceptable and, additionally, this 'man who thinks he is a woman' will be permitted to shower and use the restroom in the women's dormitory."

The school's website diversity page boasts, "Within the Department of Residence Life at the University of Pittsburgh, we acknowledge that human difference takes many forms in the world including factors such as: race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, spiritual tradition, political affiliation, age, and ability. We recognize that the knowledge we gain from interacting with and learning from one another has both educational and personal value. This knowledge will move our students and staff toward acceptance of others."

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