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Christian college granted exemption on transgendered housing

Catholic World News - July 15, 2014

The United States Department of Education has granted George Fox University an exemption from federal Title IX anti-discrimination legislation in a case involving the housing of a transgendered student.

The decision followed the Obama administration’s declaration that the 1972 legislation’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes transgendered students.

After a female student began the process of becoming transgendered, she insisted on living in an all-male dormitory, according to multiple news reports. The Quaker college instead offered her housing in a single room.

She refused the offer and filed a complaint with the Department of Education, leading the university to seek the exemption.

“This is about a female-to-male transsexual student who wanted to move from female-only housing to male-only housing and the university offered him a single apartment or off-campus housing instead,” a university spokesman told Willamette Week. ”We sought the exemption to protect us from being forced to act in a manner inconsistent with our convictions.”

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