California Baptist University Expels Transgender Student For Fraud And Concealing Identity
Domaine Javier, 24, said university officials told her she was expelled for falsely claiming on her application form that she is a female. Javier revealed on MTV’s “True Life” that she is biologically male.Letters the university sent to Javier say she was expelled for “committing or attempting to engage in fraud, or concealing identity,” and for presenting false or misleading information in university judicial processes.Javier, 24, said she has identified herself as female since she was a toddler and correctly clicked the space next to “female” on the online application form.“I didn’t do anything wrong,” she said. “They said, ‘On your application form you put ‘female.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s how I see myself.'”Javier’s expulsion was finalized on Aug. 30, the week before she was scheduled to begin a nursing program at Cal Baptist after transferring from Riverside City College.In an emailed statement, university spokesman Mark Wyatt wrote, “California Baptist University does not comment on student disciplinary matters or other confidential student information.”
Here’s more info from Huff Post:
Javier said she appeared on an April episode of “True Life” entitled “I’m Passing as Someone I’m Not” in an effort to raise awareness on transgender issues. “I am a girl trapped in a guy’s body,” Javier said on the show, which also showed a segment of her on a date with a man who cut off the relationship after she told him she is transgender.
Although California law prohibits employment, housing, government, insurance and other types of discrimination based upon gender identity, private universities like California Baptist University do not fall under such legislation.