Colorado School Board Member Calls For Castration Of Transgender Students
DELTA, Colo. Residents of Delta County have expressed concern over recent statements made in public by Delta County School Board member, Katherine Svenson. At the October meeting she commented on rights of transgender students.
NewsChannel 5 requested a recorded tape of the meeting to verify what was said, and later sat down with Svenson and district officials.
Like many other school board districts around the country, they're dealing with certain issues for the first time.
"One of the board members said that she had gotten comments from my district, that the people are very unhappy with me commenting, they're very abashed about what I said," Svenson said.
Svenson passed out an issue of the Education Reporter during the October meeting, and said:
"I would like to pass out something that shows people what is going on in the rest of the country. Massachusetts and California have passed laws relating to calling a student, irrespective of his biological gender, letting him perform as the gender he thinks he is, or she is. I just want to emphasize, not in this district. Not until the plumbing's changed. There would have to be castration in order to pass something like that around here."