The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system will no longer have separate restrooms for girls and boys. It’s over. The CPS is now requiring all schools in the district to adopt new signage in an effort to make restrooms “more inclusive,” according to a report by Fox News.
“We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive,” CPS said in its announcement. “This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff.”
The move also impacts school staff members.
“All CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity,” CPS Title IX Officer Camie Pratt said.
ICYMI: We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive. This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff. pic.twitter.com/4JPBdd1jQy
— CPS – Chicago Public Schools (@ChiPubSchools) November 30, 2021
She adds that all restrooms are open for use by anyone who feels comfortable. That means even a walrus.
“When you tell a child you can literally be anything you want to be — literally whatever you want to be — then you take away the clear lines that kids need to grow into who they really are. You deprive them of their identity. I think the harm that we’re doing to kids is incalculable,” Johnny the Walrus author Matt Walsh told OutKick last week.
Fox News did not receive an immediate response from the Office of Student Protections for Chicago Public Schools.