“The fact that the government does not require universities to do XYZ does not mean that a university cannot decide on its own to do XYZ”
A professor at George Washington University is warning the school that their new policy, which is intended to stop discrimination on the basis of sex, is a nightmare waiting to happen.
The College Fix reports:
Professor warns university: New discrimination policy could ‘have men showering with girls’
A law professor is warning his school about a proposed new anti-discrimination policy, saying the policy is “not well thought out” and that it could result in the disbarment of same-sex Greek organizations and even lead to men showering with women.
John Banzhaf, a law professor at the George Washington University, said in an interview with The College Fix that he was concerned about possible legal ramifications if the policy passes.
The Fix previously reported on the proposed new rules, in which officials in the Faculty Senate were “considering updating the university’s anti-discrimination policy to bar student organizations from selecting members on the basis of sex.” The policy states that “Failing or refusing to allow an individual to participate in a student organization or activity based on their protected characteristics,” including sex, would be forbidden…
“The fact that the government does not require universities to do XYZ does not mean that a university cannot decide on its own to do XYZ – whether XYZ means a university ordering student organizations not to discriminate on the basis of gender, prohibiting students from fornicating (or even dating or kissing), prohibiting students from attending rap concerts, etc,” Banzhaf said…
“Since changing clothing and showering are clearly ‘activities,’ and a person’s ‘gender identity or expression’ is determined by their own statements regarding their mental feelings, it would appear that a person with a male physique and male genitalia could still demand to be able to change in any of GWU’s women’s locker rooms, and shower with traditional women, if the person simply claimed that he regards himself as female,” Banzhaf told The Fix.
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