The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is taking radical feminist arguments to the Illinois Appellate Court in our fight to preserve the rights of women and girls under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
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On behalf of its members in Illinois and across the nation, WoLF has asked the court permission to file an amicus brief (PDF) in support of Palatine High School, in a case filed by Nova Maday, an 18-year old male student who demands the right to shower in the girls’ locker room based on his self-defined “gender identity.”
The Illinois Human Rights Act protects women and girls from discrimination on the basis of sex. WoLF stands firmly in support of the principle that women and girls are entitled to spaces that are free from men and boys, particularly when they are required to be nude or partially clothed. Represented by the Illinois chapter of the ACLU, Maday is demanding the right to shower in the girls’ locker room on the basis that he “identifies as” a girl. He even goes so far as to claim that he is “female,” citing the fact that he has received a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. His claims are nothing short of outrageous.
We submitted our brief to reassure the court that women and girls matter as a distinct sex class worthy of civil rights protections. Letting any male claim access to the spaces and protections set aside for women and girls would amount to the legal erasure of women and girls. Illinois law still prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and we intend to fight vigorously to preserve that protection.
WoLF is an all-volunteer organization. Your prior contributions have enabled us to do so much, and for that we’re deeply grateful.
Here’s a sampling of some of WoLF’s past and ongoing work:
- We are pressing HUD to respond to our formal petition for rulemaking, to reverse the harmful Obama administration regulations that forced HUD-supported woman’s homeless shelters and domestic violence refuges to admit men on the basis of “gender identity.” (May 1, 2017)
- We filed comments objecting to California’s legislation forcing elderly and disabled women and girls to share their intimate living spaces in nursing facilities with men who identify as women. (Sept. 5, 2017)
- We filed objections to Washington State’s proposal to allow on-demand birth certificate changes based on “gender identity.” (Sept. 28, 2017)
- We filed two amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to review and reverse the Fourth Circuit ruling in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., where another student demanded access to opposite-sex bathrooms. (Sept. 27, 2016, Jan. 9, 2017)
- We filed a lawsuit in August 2016 challenging the Obama administration's outrageous policy forcing “gender identity” ideology on all public schools and facilities covered by Title IX. (May 15, 2015)
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