A group of girls from the Randolph, Vermont volleyball team who were removed from their own locker room have spoken out. For the sake of context, it is important to give some backstory here. The entire girl’s volleyball team at Randolph High School was banned from their locker room over a dispute with their transgender teammate. The trans person in question is male-to-female trans but still has biological male parts. This individual would change in the girl’s locker room at the same time as the other biological girls. This created a problem because these young girls did not feel comfortable with a biological male watching them undress. The trans-identifying biological male also allegedly made inappropriate comments.
Vermont law says that discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation is not permitted. That law is interpreted to include access to locker rooms. The school board in Randolph cited the law as reasoning why the girls were simply banned from their own locker room to accommodate their transgender teammate. All of the biological girls were relegated to sharing one single-use stall where they must change one at a time. One or two of the girls appeared on local media to voice their concerns until the Daily Signal approached them with a more in-depth interview. Four girls and at least two parents appeared in the video to give more context, detail, and opinion about the entire situation.