School District Halts Transgender Bathroom Policy after Father Withdraws 3 Sons

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Thursday, June 9, 2016

School District Halts Transgender Bathroom Policy after Father Withdraws 3 Sons

A Michigan school has stopped allowing transgender students to choose their bathrooms after a father removed his three sons from the school over the issue.

According to, the Howell Public School District stopped implementing the federal order on the transgender bathroom policy while district officials seek feedback about the issue.

"At this time, we do not currently have any students using a restroom other than that designated for their biological gender, or requesting to do so," said Howell Public Schools Superintendent Eric McGregor, according to LifeSite News.

"We are pausing on the federal guidance issued to all school districts across the nation...while we work to...gather feedback on this matter," he said.

In May, a father pulled his three sons from Southwest Elementary School when he found out a girl had been allowed to use the boys’ bathroom.

"I have three children in Southwest Elementary School and they are being humiliated and intimidated," said Matt Stewart, the father of the three boys. "Our kids are absent from school until there's a policy in place that keeps them from being humiliated or intimidated."

Gary Bauer, president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Values, said Stewart was right to pull his children out of school.

"Parents should join hands and respond by telling their local schools that if they surrender to these demands, they will take their children out of that local school and find another alternative to educate them," he said.

"Reminding local school officials they work for you, and, teaching your children that fighting back against big government is as old as the American Revolution."

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Publication date: June 9, 2016