Via Joanne Jacobs —
A boy who identifies as a girl has the right to use the girls’ restroom and play on girls’ sports teams, the Massachusetts Department of Education has told schools. Transgender girls have the right to use boys’ restrooms and play on boys’ teams.
The guidance said some students may feel uncomfortable sharing those facilities with a transgender student but this ‘‘discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender student.’’
When faced with the choice of discomforting one student, or larger numbers of students, the state decided to do the latter. The needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many apparently.