6 year old transgender boy.
The world is really gone crazy! Why the hell would anyone want to place a gender label on a 6 year old child?
So because a child shows traits of the other sex at 6 years old,you have to change him into that sex and officially label the child a transgender?
We really do have some politically mad people in charge now a days.When i was growing up as a child,there were so many of my child mates that had traits of the opposite sex.I lost count of childhood friends both at school and at home who were told things like,"You are too feminine in your ways" or "Why do you always act like a boy"? Now all of those same kids,if you saw them now,you would never believe they had that label at one point.That's what happens with kids,they evolve and outgrow things.It just like when kids cry for a certain toy and they are obsessed with it,they 2 months later they dump it and move on to something else.
It is absolutely wrong in my opinion to lay that burden on a child and make him switch genders when he or she is not even out of puberty yet? Why the rush? Why not wait and see? If the child grows up to his or her teenage years and still feels that way,then you can start addressing the next step.
The story below just makes me very sad.I can't believe they have put a 6 year old child in that hole and labelled a 6 year old girl as a transgender,it really is very sad.
A federal discrimination complaint was filed on behalf of a Katy-area educator who says she was wrongly terminated for refusing to address a 6-year-old girl as a transgender boy, the teacher's attorneys said Tuesday.
Madeline Kirksey, of Houston, who worked at the Children's Lighthouse Learning Center location on Clay Road, was fired Nov. 3 after she would not agree to treat the child as a male and call the child by a new male name, according to a copy of the filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Attorney Andy Taylor pointed to Kirksey's protected class as a black female over 40 who holds religious convictions.
"All of those rights were not vindicated but destroyed," Taylor said.
Taylor represented the plaintiffs who challenged the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which was originally passed by the city council but was repealed by Houston voters last week. Taylor is joined in Kirksey's case by attorney Briscoe Cain. Kirksey's pastor also attended and spoke at a morning news conference at a Galleria-area hotel.
Reached by phone Tuesday, Jamie Izaks, a spokesman for the Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers, said Kirksey was not fired because of the matter relating to the transgender student. He said he could not comment on matters related to employment.
The learning center franchises, first established in Fort Worth, exist in multiple states, and the company promotes itself online as "the leading values-based educational child care system in the U.S." Izaks said the schools are accepting of all religions and have a reputation for nurturing and raising great students.
Taylor stressed that the child had been attending school since the start of classes as a "little girl."
Using fake names, Taylor said that the child left school Friday as "Sally" and returned on Monday going by "Johnny."
"They had a real issue on their hands," Taylor said of the school staff.
Taylor maintained the child's gender identity wasn't set in stone. He said the child continued to use the girls' bathroom.
The 6-year-old also played football with the boys and, when hit hard, cried and said, "I'm really not a little boy."
Taylor likened the imposition of such a decision over gender on a child to "child abuse." At such a young age, he said, kids haven't even decided what ice cream or cereal they prefer.
The attorney praised Kirksey for standing up to protect the child from ridicule, as well as keeping the other children at the school in mind who would have been "mightily" confused.
The EEOC enforces federal discrimination laws on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
Source: Houston Chronicle