Sunday, November 05, 2017

Lawyer Elizabeth Masters on Transgender Student's Lawsuit: "Don’t waste time,money fighting bathroom gender"

I agree with retired Florida National Guard JAG Corps Colonel Elizabeth Masters.

Posted July 11, 2017 12:02 am
St. Augustine Record

Don’t waste time,money fighting bathroom gender

Editor: I would like school superintendent Tim Forson to allow transgender student Drew Adams to use the restroom of his choice, starting now. Please let another, wealthier, school district become the test case for the transgender restroom issue.

Mr. Adams is not bothering anyone. There are restrooms in the art class and main office for those who wish to avoid his presence.

With even the military gearing up to allow in transgender soldiers, clearly the school district is preparing to champion a losing cause. Has the school board forgotten the Webster Elementary First Amendment debacle that cost well over $100,000, not including all the outside counsel fees and costs the we paid to defend the case? Sadly I predict the county will march on stubbornly in this case, lose it or settle it belatedly, and that it will cost a lot of money to do so. The money would be better spent in the classroom.

Elizabeth Masters
St. Augustine

Elizabeth Masters is a retired colonel in the Florida National Guard Judicial Advocate General Corps and a resident of St. Augustine.

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