The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alaska is doubling down on its legal war against the Mat-Su School District’s policies pertaining to students who claim to be LGBTQ.

On Jan. 31, the far-left legal organization filed litigation in the Palmer Superior Court, asking the court to rule against a Mat-Su School District policy and let a gender-confused elementary girl, who thinks she’s male, use the boys’ bathroom and locker rooms.

The Mat-Su School Board approved a policy back in 2022, which requires students to use bathrooms that conform with their biological sex, as recorded at birth. The policy also lets students use single-occupancy bathrooms as an alternative.

That’s not good enough, however, for the ACLU or the parents of the gender-confused girl.

The ACLU is representing the girl’s parents, who actively affirm their daughter’s gender confusion and call her by her preferred pronouns and masculine-sounding nickname.

According to the legal complaint, the parents believe their daughter is subject to unwarranted mental distress by not being able to use the bathroom and changing rooms that are designated for boys.

In attempting to argue that the girl is actually a boy, the ACLU legal complaint asserts that the girl – at age two – began thinking that boys were “better” than girls and she refused to wear girls’ clothes.

The complain claims the school district’s policy violates the Alaska Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because it treats transgender-identifying “boys” differently than biological boys.

According to the ACLU, trans “boys” and biological boys are “similarly situated,” and therefore cannot be treated differently simply because the trans “boys” are actually biological females. This was the same line of augmentation used in 2014 to convince the Alaska Supreme Court to rule that Alaska must recognize gay “marriage.”

Additionally, the ACLU claims the Mat-Su policy violates the Privacy Clause in the State Constitution, by forcing the girl to effectively “out” herself as a female every time she uses the alternative bathrooms.

In actuality, the right to privacy section adopted back in 1972. The purpose was to protect Alaskans against invasive, personal data mining at the dawn of the computer age. It never mentions gender-identity or sexuality, but it has been interpreted by the Alaska Supreme Court as guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion.

The ACLU’s legal case taps into this controversial interpretation of the law and seeks to use the Privacy Clause as justification for forcing the school district to let the gender-confused student use whichever bathrooms she pleases.

In attempting to argue that the girl is actually a boy, the ACLU legal complaint asserts that the girl – at age two – began thinking that boys were “better” than girls and she refused to wear girls’ clothes.

She also didn’t like to be called “pretty,” the complaint notes, and cut her hair short at age three. As an older child, she didn’t want to play on the girls’ soccer team anymore.

Eventually, her parents began asking what her preferred pronouns were, and started calling their daughter by a boy’s name at age seven.

While the lawsuit doesn’t reveal the girl’s name or age, it states that she began to “consistently” use her “chosen boy’s name since July 2023,” while “wearing more traditionally masculine clothing, and sporting a short boy haircut.”

While studies have shown that 80% of gender-confused kids grow out of this passing phase before adulthood, the ACLU wants the court to force teachers, staff and students to indulge the girl’s belief that she is somehow a boy.

This is the second major legal battle the ACLU has launched against the Mat-Su District. In November, it filed a lawsuit claiming that the district’s temporary removal of 56 sexually explicit books from district library shelves was unconstitutional. A court date for that case has not been set.

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ACLU asks court to force Mat-Su into letting gender-confused students access opposite sex bathrooms

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Pat says:

    when is the ACLU going to be sued for violating the rights of the people they are trying to force to except in the name of equal rights when they are taking away the rights of others who don’t agree with them.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      That is a good question! They are causing stress for many children and the parents!

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Exactly. One spoiled child is going to be aloud to dictate what the whole district and all other families must put up with. I think not! ACLU needs to be told to go bite the wall. I hope the district stands up to those deluded bullies.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        Make sure to use a bullhorn when you tell em! Our voices apparently aren’t being heard as evidenced when telling librarians to keep their pornography in their locker’s! No leadership, hushed voices, no influence, equals the victimization of children! This has become intolerable!

    • Daddio says:

      The ACLU is an unelected bureaucracy which needs to be eliminated along with all the other unelected bureaucracies like the FBI, CIA, EPA, FDA, DOE, etc…
      All these fools claiming we need to “save our democracy” continue to undermine it through bureaucratic middle managing of NON-Democratic means.
      Save our REPUBLIC!

    • Bill Wolkoff says:

      Instead of causing problems, ACLU should put in for a new school just for the LGBTQ crould out in the middle of no where. Just an opinion.
      Or have them move to ADAK…..

  • V says:

    A 7 year old who throws fits when she doesn’t get her way… sounds like every other 7 year old to me… only this one is in charge of her parents, and not the other way around.
    It is morally irresponsible that so many parents think this is the cool thing to do- to have such a “confused” kid they pander to. How this isn’t considered to be psychological or physical abuse by others is beyond me. This little girl deserves better than the parents or other adults in her life.
    Sadly, this is a fad that has grown wings to take off. As parents we have watched it with so many other parenting fads. Only this one should make everyone want to barf.
    For the record. A LOT of us have daughters that aren’t into overtly girly things like sparkles and dolls. They are still girls. Girls who are being raised in the Last Frontier can know how to make sourdough pancakes AND jumpstart their truck. They can wear a fur coat AND Carhartt Camouflage bibs. This doesn’t mean they are confused about their gender or that they need a whole other bathroom, because the other THREE aren’t good enough.
    All the other countries in the world are laughing their boots off at Americans right now. This is the best we can do?
    This little girl, demanding her very own bathroom, is simply a tyrant… nothing confusing about that.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I back the Mat Bourgh on this one. The WOKE and LGBTQ+ SHOW needs to go away. This is enough B.S. If kids were learning in schools and we weren’t at the bottom of the barrel in test scores it might, but I doubt it, be a different thing. We’re not, and until we get off the bottom, I say they need to learn life lessons, not the crap being forced down their young impressionable minds. I don’t need it shoved down my throat either!

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Transgender Americans, no matter what age, are just as entitled to such accommdation as you are. It’s bad enough that such kids have to face derision from their communities and ostracization by classmates.

    • H.Nelson says:

      Really.. So you’re cool with “Transgender Americans, no matter what age” walking into a store and buying cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets, walking to a tattoo parlor and get a tattoo. That they should be able to vote, run for office and serve on juries. With your “logic”- are just as entitled to such accommdation as you are.
      Sorry (not really). Your logic is flawed and encourages parents to follow along and play out these mental disorders.

    • micah says:

      Children can not give consent. Ever. The little girl is suffering from child abuse.
      Why are you sexualizing children? Are you a pedophile? You are acting like one.

    • Anon says:

      I’ll pay for a porta pottie for them!
      Problem solved

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    When do the perceived but not established “rights” of one mentally ill person trump the rights of everyone to privacy? Has anyone asked the real boys what they think of a girl using their facilities? Should they likewise provide litter boxes to kids who identify at cats?

    • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

      There are NO kids identifying as cats. That’s nothing but disinformation fabricated in response to the whole transgender issue.

      • H.Nelson says:

        You sure about that…? It appears there are schools in the lower-48 (where you live) that have been installing litter boxes for mental deranged children who identify themselves as “furries”. Now… What were you sputtering about “disinformation” again…?

      • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

        H. Nelson: You have fallen for a false narrative. There are no kids pretending to be cats or “furries” and demanding to use litter boxes in school. Don’t believe everything you see on social media.

      • Sam says:

        There are many children who think they are cats, dogs, horses, etc. And YES there are restrooms with kitty litter boxes in them for those children whose parents have chosen to allow their fantasies to overcome reality.

      • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

        QAnon conspiracy nonsense.

    • Clark says:

      There were never any schools putting in litter boxes. That was one politician publicly quoting 1 fake social media post and being repeated over and over by conservatives. It never happened! As for this post. You should stop lying about your articles when you title them. Gender confusion is a different condition than being trans. They are NOT the same thing! A diagnosis of gender dysphoria means the youth should be allowed to live and -BE TREATED- as the gender they express. That is both the treatment and cure for gender dysphoria.

      • Lobo says:

        Firstly, you have posted a lie., by stating that there were “no” schools providing litter boxes,.. That, in it’s self a lie… Secondly, the issues involved with “gender dysphoria,.. gender confusion, and trans, are mental health crimes,.. which,.. over time,.. have been relentlessly pushed by “some” teachers in the public school systems.. This is a stupidity, criminal problem, that will never be addressed within our judicial systems. I am old enough to know that this stuff never existed when I was a child, and teenager.. We “never” heard of a person/child suffering with those issues…. Never … Therefore, I recommend historical, educational courses for you.

      • Clark says:

        Lobo, prove it. Show us a single school anywhere on thebplanet that provides, or EVER provided litter boxes for children. I don’t think you can.

      • Clark says:

        Joe Rogan posted a lie that his wife worked at a school that provided kids with litter. That post went viral by conservatives.

        There is 1 school district in the nation that does in fact store cat litter. It has nothing to do whatsoever with people identifying as cats. Its the district where Columbine High School is, and they stock an emergency supply of litter in case of an active shooter situation where they have to barricade themselves in.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Clark, are we on thebplanet? Maybe this is the problem with this upside down world! Got it!

      • Lobo says:

        Hey, Clark.. You do have a keyboard, and know how to use it, don’t you ? Do your own research.. You will refuse anything that I present to you, so take an “Unbiased” few minutes to educate yourself.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Lobo, any research needs to be done using any search engine BUT google and bing for starters. But, I’ll bet that the trolls are not allowed to use anything but google!

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    In the immortal words of Frank Zappa:
    You are who you is, you is who you am. You ain’t who you’re not, a cow don’t make ham.

    • Joel says:

      Funny considering Christian mother’s en mass tried to censor frank zappa. As a noted ex Christian who became atheist on the Christian church he said “Their goal is to take over the United States the way the ayatollah took over Iran”

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    This is just another “legal test case” where parents are being paid to challenge our decency laws and God’s law. Believe it or not God put the statutes in place to protect us but rebellious God haters (Marxists) want lawlessness and chaos. God is the author of order. Satan is the author of chaos. If the young child has gender dysphoria then conversion therapy is the answer not forcing the rest of us into a deadly lifestyle choice. Dysphoria is real and correctable with counseling. If these parents really, truly want to help their confused child, then they need to help her come back to God, Science and common sense in that order.
    The ACLU no longer operate under their original purpose. The people in it are anti-American, anti-god and have a goal of breaking laws. Pray for them and for revival in America.

  • micah says:

    Oh poor little girl! Likely from a one parent home with a mother blinded by Munchausen by proxy. And now evil, satanic organizations using this to further their power. It is that base and that disgusting.

    Stand strong good people of Mat-Su. This very much is a hill worth dying on.

    I pray that the girl will be relieved of all this abuse and have the possibility of living a full and fulfilling life. May all the evil around this girl and all the abuse she is receiving be healed by your powerful mercy and grace dear Lord.

  • Richard K CORBeil says:

    School is a place for education.
    A little girl who thinks she’s a boy is An opportunity for education.
    A school that teaches little girls they can be boys. FAILURE!

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Interesting comment. So, the schools who are pushing to teach girls that they can be boys or vice versa are failures, but the little girl who thinks she is a boy is an opportunity for education? This sure sounds like the school should be throwing that little girl in a lab and figuring out why she thinks she is a boy? That is why we have mental health counselors or psychologists – help these children that are confused. Your wording is tricky – word salad.

  • NAV says:

    ACLU is a demonic organization
    Time Christian conservatives take a stand against the devil’s minions

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      I’ve been convinced that so called “take a stand “ has been needed for a long time! What does it look like beyond getting Christians off their fat overfed comfortable butts???

  • Kristina says:

    No. Not happening.

  • Theresa says:

    I was flying on Delta and told the flight attendant that I identified as a first class passenger. She looked at my ticket and sat me in coach…. middle seat. Where is the justice?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Lol! I love it! Where is the justice? Maybe if you had purple hair and wore red shoes, they would have seated you in first class?

  • NAV says:

    ACLU is nothing more than a satanic run organization filled with demon possessed souls and the CHURCH must stand against them and call them out for what they are the DEVILS Spawn !!!!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    “Take a stand” the communist church has no problem taking a stand! What stand has the”true” church taken?