The far-right SPLC-designated anti-LGBT/anti-choice hate group Illinois Family Institute and Laurie Higgins are in a tizzy yet again. The reason this time is that the East Aurora School District is addressing on how to improve on transgender rights by considering the return of inclusionist pro-transgender policies for that district.
The Illinois Family Institute (IFI), a designated anti-LGBT “hate group,” thought it was successful when it opposed East Aurora School District’s transgender-inclusive policy and the district then rescinded the measure. But now that the district has formed a new committee to readdress what would be best for trans students, IFI’s Laurie Higgins is livid. Higgins has posted an epic screed against the effort, blatantly attacking trans members of the committee as “two adult cross-dressing males who wish they were women” and encouraging bullying of transgender — what IFI calls “gender-confused” — students. Gender identity is a separate experience from biological sex, and like sexual orientation, it is not chosen, however biologically invisible it may (yet) be. To not respect an individual’s identity is to reject it, and to encourage such rejection is to promote bullying and discrimination.Something that the IFI (and similar organizations) do not get at all.
She further demanded that anyone who supported the pro-transgender policy should be removed from the school board:
The Aurora community should demand that only Aurora community members may serve on the committee, and at the next election, they should get rid of any school board member who supports any “transgender” policy.