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Opening Arguments

The cutting edge of equal rights

Just in case you thought college students today had given up on the struggle for equal rights:

Pomona College is in dire need of a gender-neutral restroom in the Smith Campus Center. As the situation currently stands, the campus center only has gender-specific facilities, creating an uncomfortable, exclusive and unsafe environment for students at the Claremont Colleges who do not choose to conform to heteronormative identities. As a highly trafficked public space, it is unfair to make those students who identify as transgendered, transsexual, or gender-variant to scour the campus in search of a gender-neutral bathroom, while normatively gendered students can use one of a number of gender-specific bathrooms located throughout the campus center.

It's no doubt a sign of Fort Wayne's backwardness that, as far as I know, the subject of gender-neutral restrooms for those who do not choose to conform to heteronormative identities has never been discussed in public.

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