Forcing California Values on Nevada’s Schools
- compel students to use words and pronouns that they may disagree with, violating those students’ First Amendment right to free speech;
- strip students of their right to privacy when using showers, locker rooms, and restrooms and attending overnight trips or other school activities by requiring that they share intimate facilities with those of the opposite sex;
- mandate the teaching of gender identity lessons and curriculum;
- deprive students of competitive fairness in athletics by allowing biological males to play on teams that have been set aside for females; and
- infringe the ability of faith-based student clubs and organizations to act consistent with their religious beliefs.
The regulations implementing Title IX, along with the majority of case law interpreting Title IX, explicitly permit school districts to regulate access to showers, locker rooms, and restroom based upon students’ biological sex without violating Title IX.
SB 225 is not a mandate on local school districts. SB 225 mandates that the State Department of Education set guidelines for the training of school board members, teachers, and administrators to ensure all schools provide a safe and respectful learning environment. It does not force any district to implement any policy.
Public Accommodation Law
NRS 651.070 – places of “public accommodation” include any establishment or place to which the public is invited or which is intended for public use. Places like schools, hotels, restaurants, bars, gas stations, casinos, theaters, retail stores, amusement parks, and zoos are examples of establishments covered by Nevada’s Public Accommodation Law. The statute does not mandate access to the private facilities within those establishments. Hotels, restaurants, and schools are intended for public use, however their restrooms and locker rooms are not.