LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The Girl Scouts national organization, Girl Scouts USA, under pressure from Christian extremists, recently reaffirmed their support of transgender members in a memo posted on the organization’s website.
However, there’s a major loophole: “Inclusion of transgender girls is handled at a council level on a case by case basis, with the welfare and best interests of all members as a top priority.”
This loophole has been quickly exploited by a New Orleans area council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East. Citing “safety” concerns, the group announced they’re keeping intact a no-transgender policy.
The policy as reported by the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
“We recognize that girls benefit most from a program designed specifically for them and delivered in an all-girl setting. We affirm that our council’s programming is for girls only, and has not been designed to meet the specific needs of boys or transgendered youth.”
Never mind the bogus “safety” and “design,” concerns, they just want to keep trans kids out, period. I beginning to think that the Girl Scout’s national organization’s transgender support “reaffirmation” is just a meaningless PR stunt: “We support trans kids, unless we don’t!”
What they’re asking of us is to believe they’re on our side, all the while allowing open discrimination at will. “Safety” concerns? We’ve heard this all before. Close the loophole!
My earlier article about a trans child and the girl scouts: https://lexiecannes.com/2011/10/26/girl-scouts-troop-leader-says-no-to-trans-child-wanting-to-join/
Memo from national organization: http://blog.girlscouts.org/2015/05/the-meaning-of-serving-all-girls.html
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