Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

www.nytimes.com Published: July 26, 2014
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NEWBERG, Ore. — A growing number of openly transgender students have forced schools around the country to address questions so basic that they were rarely asked just a few years ago, much less answered: What defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide?


A small Christian college here, George Fox University, has become the latest front in this fight, refusing to recognize as male a student who was born anatomically female, New York Times reports. The student calls himself a man, and as of April 11, when a state circuit court legally changed his sex, the State of Oregon agrees.



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