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  •  OK, so now you have criteria... let's look at them (0+ / 0-)
    It's a long-term, life-changing COMMITMENT, to recognize one's gender identity and from that point on, dress and present as such.
    Dress... I think it's pretty obvious that if you can't require a female student to wear women's clothing then you can't require a transgender female student to wear women's clothing.

    Present... what does that mean exactly?  What are the criteria that a school or court should use?

    It means counseling sessions,
    So this should be a requirement?  What about a transgender youth who claims to be happy and well adjusted?
    it means establishing a history of always having felt you were born in the wrong gender
    So someone who starts feeling this when he is, say, 10 will not qualify?  What about the 17 year old who says he has always felt like this but never told anyone?
    I really do not see any of those guys even coming CLOSE to doing that, except as a "switch day" cross-dressing stunt (or a lunchroom joke among teenaged boys).  Presenting long term? Doing all it means to look and dress and be a girl, presumably for the rest of the school year? Rest of her life? Nope, ain't gonna happen.  
    They don't need to do most of it - you pretty definitely can't require a transgender girl to look, dress, and act like a girl any more than you can require any other girl to do so.  And our hypothetical linebacker doesn't need to do it any longer than is required to get into the girl's locker room a few times.  Then he announces that he prayed to the lord and through the power of Jesus he was cured.  Now what are you going to do?

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