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This dad actually pulled his sons out of school over a trans student

Joseph McCormick May 27, 2016
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A father in the US state of Michigan set the worst example this week by pulling his three sons out of school over a trans student.

Matt Stewart took his sons out of the Southwest Elementary School in Livingston, Michigan.

He said that his 9-year-old son had said a trans boy had been allowed to use the boy’s toilets at the school.

This dad actually pulled his sons out of school over a trans student

Speaking to local media, Stewart misgendered the trans boy, and complained that he had been allowed to use a gender-appropriate toilet.

“My son informed me there was a girl in the bathroom with him and the other kids in his class,” the dad told WXYZ-TV.

He said that a staff member had been present while several boys used the bathroom at the same time.

“She was instructed to look at the wall, don’t look, and there was a conversation with my 9-year-old about standing closer to the urinals,” the dad told WDIV-TV.

“I have three children in Southwest Elementary School and they are being humiliated and intimidated.” He added.

Later he claimed that his son was left feeling “he was doing something wrong.”

At the end of Friday Stewart’s sons will have missed four days of school.

He said he would either homeschool his kids or would move them to another school district, unless he is allowed to have a say on the issue.

The Obama administration intervened on LGBT rights this month after a string of laws attempted to roll back LGBT discrimination protections, purportedly to stop trans people from going to the bathroom.


The federal government wrote to every school in the US to advise them that they are obliged not to discriminate against trans people.

However, that hasn’t gone down well with hard-right Republicans – with GOP politicians in Oklahoma attempting to impeach Obama.

But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was not the only one to file a lawsuit in federal court against the Obama administration.

Officials in eleven states including Texas were included in the complaint filed on Wednesday, and Mississippi said it will become the twelfth.

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