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  • Lawmaker pushes for “all-gender” restrooms

    01/29/2016 2:35:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2016 | Melody Gutierrez
    Transgender people may find a bit of relief in a bill being proposed by a California lawmaker Friday that would make all public single-stall restrooms gender neutral.
  • Single-stall unisex restrooms may become law in S.F.

    01/11/2016 1:59:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 10, 2016 | Emily Green
    Restrooms for men and women may be on their way out in San Francisco. The new frontier: bathrooms for all genders. Businesses and city buildings in San Francisco would be required to make single-stall restrooms available to "all genders," under legislation to be introduced Tuesday by Supervisor David Campos. The measure requires businesses with single-stall restrooms to make clear that at least one is available to everyone on the gender spectrum, not just males and females. If a business has only multi-stall restrooms, it won't be required to change.
  • Washington state opens all women's bathrooms to men

    01/02/2016 7:10:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 111 replies
    wnd ^ | December 31, 2015 | cheryl chumley
    Thanks to the Human Rights Commission, Washington state's newest law makes businesses open their bathroom doors to both men and women - meaning, men must be granted equal and unfettered access to the ladies' restrooms. "This first-of-its-kind, statewide law is part of the recent push to frame gender-segregated bathrooms as an affront to 'equality,'" wrote Joseph Backholm in the Family Policy Institute of Washington. A new rule issued by the state's HRC just took effect this month - and that's after the Houston's lesbian mayor lost her own personal campaign to open women's restrooms to men, due to voter backlash. Voters...
  • Why These High School Girls Don’t Want a Transgender Student in Their Locker Room

    12/21/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    The federal agency and Illinois school district reached the deal “based on Student A’s representation that she will change in private changing stations in the girls’ locker room,” the report said. Since Student A’s use of the privacy curtains is non-binding, legal experts say it is not clear what would happen if the student decided to change out in the open. But even if Student A does abide by the arrangement, those who oppose the student’s use of the girls’ locker rooms say they’re still uncomfortable with the settlement. “When she’s walking in and out of the privacy curtain, what...
  • Dallas city council approves trangender bathroom ordinance

    11/10/2015 6:30:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/10/15 | Ben Johnson
    Dallas city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve an ordinance allowing transgender people to use the "facilities" of the opposite sex. The measure, which opponents describe as a "bathroom" bill, adds "gender identity" to the city's 2002 anti-discrimination law alongside race, sex, and sexual orientation. Mayor Mike Rawlings said, "We're a very diverse city. We want to make sure everyone is protected." The move comes one week to the day after Houston residents voted to repeal the transgender ordinance passed by their city council. More than 60 percent of citizens said no in alandslide defeat of theHouston Equal Rights...
  • Shes got girl parts: Parents outraged after school allows girl to use boys bathroom

    09/16/2015 8:08:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/15/15 | Dustin Siggins
    TROY CITY, Ohio, September 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Some parents of children at an Ohio school were outraged after the school decided to allow a girl who identifies as a boy to share a bathroom with boys. Troy City Schools hosted a parent and community meeting last Thursday that brought out strong opinions. One parent, pro-life advocate Bryan Kemper, told WDTN, "I think that gender-neutral restrooms should be provided for all students who don’t want to go into one or the other, but my children, my sons, should not have to worry about a female walking into the restroom with...
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender students request to use boys bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenagers request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel singled out and humiliated. Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys...
  • Forcing Girls To Share A Bathroom With A Gender-Confused Boy Is Abuse

    09/03/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Yes, the females with female anatomies and XX chromosomes, whove been using girl locker rooms and girl bathrooms their entire lives, should be the ones to relocate to different facilities. We have no problem telling them to suck it up or go pee somewhere else, but for Perry we must move mountains. On the scales of justice, one gender-confused boy outweighs several hundred girls. This is how things work in our enlightened society. Now hundreds of concerned citizens are organizing a counter protest for later this week, hoping to finally intimidate and silence any girl who might still have the...
  • Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girls Locker Room

    09/02/2015 1:26:11 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | uncredited
    HILLSBORO, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girls locker room by walking out of class. Students at Hillsboro High School staged a two-hour walkout Monday over 17-year-old Lila Perry, a student who has identified as a female since she was 13, using the girls locker room during gym class. The school offered Perry a gender-neutral bathroom, which she turned down. St. Louis attorney Timm Schowalter says, All students have a right, under Title 9, to access the bathroom of their choice.
  • Missouri school to allow transgender student to use girls' facilities

    09/02/2015 1:34:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 91 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/2/15 | Ellen Brait
    When a transgender high school student in Missouri received backlash for her request to use the girls bathroom and locker room, she found one very important ally: the school board, which granted her permission to use the facilities. According to Kelli Hopkins of the Missouri school boards association, 17-year-old Lila Perry has been granted her request because of recent guidance issued by the US Department of Education. While there is no policy per se on transgender students use of bathrooms, Hopkins said, there is a policy that says districts cannot discriminate against students based on their gender. The Office of...
  • Transgender with male genitalia using girls' bathroom sparks student walkout

    09/02/2015 2:18:05 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 94 replies
    MCRTV ^ | 9/1/2015 | Dan Joseph
    Students at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Missouri, staged a walkout Monday to protest a transgender student who is being permitted by the school to use the facility's women's restrooms, despite being a biological male.
  • Call it 'gender fluidity': Schools to teach kids there's no such thing as boys or girls

    05/16/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    One of the nations largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum the idea that theres no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls. Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week. The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself the created order, said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. Human beings...
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 9:27:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 86 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    FALLS CHURCH, VA, May 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of parents accused Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) members of endangering their children and caving to the Obama administration as the school board voted to allow transgender teens to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex.The new policy may also allow transgender teachers to show their gender dysphoria openly in the classroom.The motion to add "gender identity" as a protected class– which passed 10-1, with one abstentation – was sparked by the Obama administration's threat to deny the district $42 million in federal funding.According to FoxNews.com and The...
  • California transgender bill spurs initiative for bathroom privacy

    04/21/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 04/20/2015 | Christopher Cadelago
    Opponents have opened up a new front in the fight against a California law allowing transgender students to use public school facilities such as bathrooms, showers and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities. Privacy For All, the group targeting Assembly Bill 1266, on Friday submitted a proposed 2016 initiative that would mandate people in government buildings use facilities in accordance with their biological sex. It would allow people who feel their privacy was violated or who chose not to use a facility because of a violation of the measure to sue the government or the individual...
  • President Obama opens White Houses first gender-neutral bathroom

    04/09/2015 6:40:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it had opened a gender-neutral bathroom for staff and visitors within the White House complex. The newly designated restroom will be located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where much of the White House staff works, Politico reported. The restroom is the latest in a series of symbolic steps the president has taken to protect the rights of LGBT individuals, following an executive order that bans discrimination against LGBT employees of companies that contract with the federal government, Politico reported.
  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals transgender law

    12/15/2014 3:40:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    Men and women who want to use the opposite sexs bathrooms and changing facilities will no longer be able to do so in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after voters overturned a controversial ordinance with a little help from the Duggar family of TLCs 19 Kids and Counting. Ordinance 119, passed by the city council in August, barred the city, employers, property owners, and business owners from discriminating based on a range of categories, controversially including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The section of the law that sparked the repeal movement was the section making it a crime to deny,...
  • Duggars Win -- Transgender Bathroom Bill Overturned

    12/11/2014 10:27:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    A city ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark, dubbed the transgender bathroom bill because it allows biological males who claim they are females to use restroom facilities for women, was overturned on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely because of the intense lobbying efforts of Michelle Duggar, the matriarch of the reality-TV show 19 Kids & Counting, carried by The Learning Channel.In Tuesdays special election the rule, also called the Civil Rights Ordinance, was defeated: 7,523 votes to 7,040 votes, a 52% to 48% victory. In criticizing the ordinance, Mrs. Duggar had said that it affected the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children...
  • Transgender man who says he was ordered to leave men's locker room at public pool sues NYC

    06/03/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06-03-2014 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK A transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool. Bryan Ellicott said Tuesday that he went to the Staten Island pool last July to cool off. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room.
  • Lesbian Houston Mayor Promotes Ordinance to Allow Men in Womens Restrooms

    05/12/2014 5:24:03 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 70 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | May 12, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    HOUSTON The Houston City Council is currently considering an equal rights ordinance which would allow men and women to use restrooms and shower rooms designated for the opposite sex, as long as they identify with the opposite gender. Houston Mayor Annise Parker, an open lesbian, is promoting an Equal Rights Ordinance designed to quell any discrimination in Americas fourth largest cityincluding any discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Gender identity means an individuals innate identification, appearance, expression or behavior as either male or female, the most recent ordinance draft states, although the same may not correspond to the...
  • Listen up, California: Colo. school girls told they have no privacy rights [Transgender Agenda]

    10/24/2013 6:48:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10/24/2013 | Becky Yeh
    A California legal group says The Golden State needs to learn a lesson from an incident in Colorado where a male student, who occasionally self-identifies as a female, is being permitted to use the girls' restrooms.Earlier this month, attorneys with Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) sent a legal demand letter to officials at Florence High School in Colorado, asking them to respect the privacy rights of students. The letter was sent in response to the school's decision to allow a teenage boy to enter the girls' bathrooms. According to the female students, the boy also made sexually harrassing comments to the...
  • No Recourse for Girls Harassed by Transgender Student

    10/13/2013 8:41:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | CBNNews.com
    The push for radical transgender rights in schools is trumping privacy rights at one Colorado high school. A male student at Florence High School who claims to be a transgender has been harrassing girls in the bathroom. When parents complained, school officials said the boy's rights as a transgender trumped their daughters' privacy rights. As the controversy grew, some students were threatened with being kicked off athletic teams or charged with hate crimes if they continued to voice concerns. The Pacific Justice Institute sent the school a letter warning against squelching privacy rights. "We're not going to stand by and...
  • Another transgender student claims discrimination over bathroom, locker room use

    09/17/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2013 | Eric Owens
    Its back-to-school time across America and you know what that means: a fresh supply of stories about transgender students demanding special treatmentparticularly when it comes to bathrooms and locker rooms.The latest spat involves an expelled transgender student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown who has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the school violated her civil rights by preventing her from using mens locker rooms and restrooms, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.The student, Seamus Johnston, was born female but identifies as a male. Johnston has undergone several months of hormone treatment recently.The lawsuit was filed Monday. The suit claims that...
  • Top LGBT Friendly Colleges Offer 'Gender-Free' Bathrooms, Queer Studies Minor

    08/22/2013 11:04:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Top LGBT Friendly Colleges Offer 'Gender-Free' Bathrooms, Queer Studies Minor August 22, 2013 - 1:17 PM By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) Campus Pride, a gay rights advocacy group, released its annual list of the Top 25 LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities on Tuesday, which includes schools with gender-neutral bathrooms and a minor in queer studies. The top 25 schools had to achieve five stars in overall, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression categories in order to be listed in the top 25. Each school also had to be 4.5 stars or above in eight LGBT-friendly factor areas. The final Top 25...
  • MORON ALERT: Cal Gov. Brown signs transgender-student bill (drag queens get to choose restrooms)

    08/12/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Foxnews.com
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law Monday afternoon allowing the states transgender public school students to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports. The law would cover the states 6.2 million elementary and high school kids in public schools. Supporters say the law will help cut down on bullying against transgender students, The families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use
  • Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

    06/24/2013 5:46:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school. The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. Coy's parents had taken her case to the commission after the district said she could no longer use the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary. In issuing its decision, the state's rights division said keeping the ban in place "creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive." The Transgender Legal...
  • Restaurant Tells Woman who Ran into Cross-Dresser in Ladies Room to Try Mens Room

    06/03/2013 4:05:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2013 | Fox News
    Nashville woman who found herself face-to-face with a big, burly cross-dresser in the ladies room of a family restaurant felt her horror turn to anger after a restaurant manager suggested she try the mens room. Transgendered people in several states have been fighting for the right to use public restrooms that correspond with whatever sex they consider themselves, with lawmakers in California and Massachusetts providing support for the idea. But David Staton, whose wife had the disquieting run-in while eating out at Amerigo, a restaurant in the country music capital, has a simple solution.
  • A Boy's Life with Unisex Scouts

    04/23/2013 10:00:06 AM PDT · by newheart · 39 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | April 23rd, 2013 | Anthony Esolen
    The Boy Scouts are en route to holding that there is nothing to being a boy, and nothing to the boys becoming a man; they might as well be the Unisex Scouts, as they are in Canada, where the scouting movement has collapsed.
  • Arizona Bill Would Restrict Bathrooms by Birth Gender

    03/20/2013 9:40:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | Kevin Spak
    (Newser) Arizona's House will today debate a bill that would make it illegal to enter a public bathroom, shower, or dressing room designated for a gender not listed on your birth certificate. The bill is an apparent response to the anti-discrimination law Phoenix passed last week that would allow transgender people to use their preferred bathroom. The new bill's sponsor, Rep. John Kavanagh, says it's "unacceptable" for a man who merely "thinks of himself" as a woman to use their facilities. "If you're male, you stick to the men's room," he tells KPHO. The bill would make using the...
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama's DOJ Forces University to Allow 38 Year Old Male To Use Women's Restrooms

    05/23/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 153 replies
    A letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) early this month to reverse policy and allow a 38-year old anatomically male-student permant use of women's bathrooms on campus despite opposition from female students.The university made the reversal on "advice of counsel" after receiving a letter the DOJ sent in response to a complaint that a single, self proclaimed "transgender" student filed with the DOJ's Civil Rights Division. "Because of the stance we took, the individual filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Justice," Mark Horn...
  • Hunger Strike Forces University to Build 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    05/09/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 36 replies
    The University of Minnesota-Duluth administration ceded to student Blair Moses's demand for gender neutral bathrooms on campus after he threatened and began an extended hunger strike. In late April, Moses sent a letter to the administration with two demands. First, he insisted they "take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms." Second, he demanded an "announcement stating the said day of change." In the letter, Moses threatened that if his demands were not met by April 26, he would begin a hunger strike for three weeks or more.
  • Vote is TODAY on CT "Bathroom Bill' to Let Male Cross-Dressers into Women's Bathrooms (CALL NOW)

    05/18/2011 9:59:49 AM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    STOP the CT 'Bathroom Bill' (Facebook) ^ | 05-18-2011 | STOP the CT 'Bathroom Bill' (Facebook)
    ACTION NEEDED NOW - CALL, EMAIL, FAX LEGISLATORS TO STOP THE CT BATHROOM BILL HB 6599 ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE JOIN THIS PAGE FOR INFO AND UPDATESURGENT: BILL IS ON THE CALENDAR AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE VOTED ON TODAYEven if you do not live in Connecticut, you should be concerned about this bill. It may be coming to your state very soon, as millions from Tim Gill ('Sec. of State Project') and George Soros' 'Open Society Institute' are behind this effort.SUMMARY: The Connecticut Legislature is about to vote on HB6599, the "Bathroom Bill", which gives broad and needless special privileges...
  • Chrissy Lee Polis, transgender woman attacked at Baltimore McDonald's, calls assault a 'hate crime'

    04/24/2011 7:08:07 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 117 replies · 5+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, April 24th 2011, 11:54 AM | Michael Sheridan
    The transgender victim of a brutal beat-down at a Maryland McDonald's broke her silence to call the attack a "hate crime," and says it's not the first time she's been assaulted. Chrissy Lee Polis told the Baltimore Sun on Saturday the incident, which was captured on video and posted online, has left her "afraid to go outside." "I want to cry, but I need to hold my head up," she said, adding that she's been beaten and sexually assaulted in the past because of her sexual identity.
  • McDonald's Employee Took Credit For Filming Brutal Beating In Baltimore Fast Food Joint

    04/22/2011 1:40:43 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 841 replies · 2+ views
    As seen above, in a Facebook posting, Hackett has contended that the woman seen getting beaten in the video was actually a male cross-dresser who got into a confrontation with female patrons when he refused to leave the womens bathroom at the Baltimore eatery. Hackett claimed that the victim faked a seizure and, when cops arrived at the restaurant, he got right up.
  • Maine considers banning little boys, little girls rooms

    04/13/2010 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 107 replies · 2,702+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | April 13, 2010
    According to Fox News, Maine is considering banning the little boys, little girls rooms, boys vs girls locker rooms, boys and girls sports teams, etc. Reason: Sexual discrimination. I'm sorry folks, but the people running our government are full blooming idiots! Vote thm ALL out!!
  • Maine Commission Moves to Ban Gender Specific Bathrooms, Sports Teams in Schools

    04/09/2010 6:26:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,542+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 9, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    The little girls' room won't be just for little girls anymore, if the Maine Human Rights Commission has its way. The commission is taking heat over a controversial proposal to ban schools from enforcing gender divisions in sports teams, school organizations, bathrooms and locker rooms. It says forcing a student into a particular room or group because of his or her biological gender amounts to discrimination. The issue came to light last year when the commission ruled that, under the Maine Human Rights Act, a school had discriminated against a 12-year-old transgender boy by denying him access to the girls'...
  • Men in Skirts Use Womens Restroom at Mass. Marriott Hotel

    03/14/2010 6:57:14 PM PDT · by bocopar · 47 replies · 1,849+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 3/14/10 | Bob Parks
    Compassionate hypotheticals aside, take a look and get back to me. MassResistance March 12, 2010 Transgender madness in Massachusetts: The Peabody Marriott Hotel hosted the annual "First Event" transgender conference on January 15-17, 2009. These photos and videos illustrate the insanity that will descend on all of America . . . unless this sexual radical movement is stopped: Seven-foot men in dresses using the women's restroom. Hundreds of cross-dressers swarming the hotel, upsetting other guests (who were not forewarned). A transgender rock concert. This is what protecting "gender identity and expression" really means. For all of you liberals...
  • Gender Agenda: Boys in Girls' Bathrooms

    03/08/2010 4:19:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 52 replies · 649+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/7/2010 | Selwyn Duke
    There was a time when boys of easy virtue had to content themselves with sneaking a peek at the girls swim team during practice. But social engineers may make this pass with a proposal to allow boys to use girls bathrooms and locker rooms. No, this isnt the plot of a decadent B movie. The story comes out of Maine, with a state proposal that would grant boys claiming to be female the right to use the aforementioned girls facilities. It may even give such boys the right to compete on girls sports teams. In fact, a boy in the...
  • 'Biology-based' restrooms called 'discrimination'

    03/02/2010 4:19:46 PM PST · by Sopater · 59 replies · 1,112+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 01, 2010 | Michael Carl
    AUGUSTA, Maine - A lawyer for the Maine Human Rights Commission told members of the state board today that requiring all students to use "biology-based" restrooms and locker rooms in the state's schools is illegal and cannot be allowed to continue. "Schools cannot discriminate against sexual identity or gender identification. Schools therefore cannot segregate students based on sexual orientation and identity," commission legal counsel John Gause said at today's commission meeting, where he was unsuccessful in convincing the board to adopt immediately a set of recommendations. The commission's vote was 4-1 to hold a public hearing on the adoption of...
  • Hearing Held on Transgendered Students (would be able to choose either bathroom!)

    03/02/2010 4:00:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies · 493+ views
    myfoxmaine.com ^ | 3/2/2010 | Staff
  • Storm brewing over 'biology-based' locker rooms

    02/27/2010 8:28:23 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 60 replies · 1,677+ views
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | February 27, 2010 | By Michael Carl
    Should "George" be allowed to play alongside "Cindy" and "Cathy" on a girls basketball team and then later accompany them into the privacy of a locker room or shower facility that formerly was "biology-based"? That's the question that will be addressed Monday when the Maine Human Rights Commission meets to talk about "transgendered" students. Guidelines have been proposed that would specify what commission officials believe all schools must do to make accommodations for any biological boy who asserts he's female, or biological girl who asserts she's male. Under discussion will be the suggested guideline: Transgender students must be allowed access...
  • Maine considers banning biology-based restrooms

    02/15/2010 7:06:28 PM PST · by Man50D · 57 replies · 1,807+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2010 | Michael Carl
    A proposal by the Maine Human Rights Commission to establish a broad right for "transgender" boys to use girls restrooms in all Maine schools will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled by the commission March 1. The plan, if given ultimate approval by the commission, will establish mandatory transgender restroom access rules for all Maine schools. The proposal was prompted by a decision last year that found a school in Orono, Asa Adams School, discriminated against a boy by denying him access to the girls' restroom. Christian Civic League of Maine Administrator Mike Hein said it's worrying because...
  • City vote opens women's restroom doors to men

    11/17/2009 6:56:14 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 39 replies · 1,518+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/09 | Drew Zahn
    The city council of Tampa, Fla., voted unanimously last week to include "gender identity and expression" as a protected class under the city's human rights ordinance, leading some to fear the council has opened the city's public bathroom doors to sexual predators masquerading as protected transsexuals.
  • Transgender Vt. teen wants genderless bathrooms

    09/22/2009 11:53:30 AM PDT · by pissant · 87 replies · 3,682+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 8/29/09 | Wilson Ring
    MONTPELIER, Vt. A transgender teenager is lending his voice to a movement in Vermont to require the state's middle and high schools to offer genderless bathrooms. Kyle Giard-Chase, 16, asked the Vermont Human Rights Commission on Thursday to endorse the effort. He said that before he came out last year as transgendered, he was a three-sport athlete and the co-captain of the field hockey team, a girls' sport, at South Burlington High School.
  • Movement for "transgender-friendly bathrooms" in middle schools and high schools starts in Vermont.

    08/31/2009 7:53:50 PM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies · 2,790+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 8/31/2009 | n/a
    The homosexual movement in Vermont is using a new transgender-rights law to force schools to recognize "transgender" students and provide unisex restrooms for them in middle schools and high schools-- a beginning of expanded demands in the future and the forced legitimization of transgender behavior targeting children. The homosexual movement is using their familiar tactics: (1) They've identified a "tansgender" victim - a 16-year-old girl who dresses so convincingly as a boy that she sometimes gets nasty comments when she enters a female restroom. (2) The put in place a legal tribunal - the Vermont Human Rights Commission (similar to...
  • MA transgender equity bill fuels bathroom dispute

    07/14/2009 2:52:03 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 28 replies · 1,669+ views
    AP ^ | July 14, 2009 | Steve LeBlanc
    BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a bill that would end discrimination based on transgender status. The bill would add "gender identity and expression" to the state's discrimination and hate crime laws. Supporters say the goal is to give transgender people legal protections at work, in public accommodations and in housing. Opponents said the bill would lead to a breakdown in privacy in rest rooms, locker rooms and other single-gender facilities and would open women's bathrooms to sexual predators.
  • 'Bathroom bill' foes rally in Mass.

    06/15/2009 10:18:46 AM PDT · by virtuous · 7 replies · 810+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/15/2009 | Charlie Butts
    Massachusetts lawmakers are considering what is commonly referred to now as a "bathroom bill." Activists want to add transgender to the Bay State's existing "hate crimes" bill. Evelyn Reilly, director of public policy for the Massachusetts Family Institute, tells OneNewsNow that lawmakers who support the measure are bowing to a fraction of the population -- and in that process, are endangering women and children. "[For example] if...a man believes or pretends to believe that he is actually a woman, then you could not question, challenge, or stop him from entering a woman's bathroom, shower, locker room, fitness facility, or whatever,"...
  • House Passes Transgender Rights Bill By 1 Vote [NH]

    04/08/2009 5:05:48 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 41 replies · 1,393+ views
    www.wmur.com ^ | April 8, 2009
    CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire House reversed itself Wednesday and passed a bill extending anti-discrimination protections to transgender individuals by a single vote. The House voted 181-149 last month to kill the bill but reconsidered Wednesday after a passionate appeal from House Speaker Terie Norelli to include transgender individuals in the state's anti-discrimination law. The House debated more than three hours before voting 188-187 to send it to the Senate. Republicans call it the "bathroom bill" based on the argument it would open all bathrooms to both men and women. Republicans said women and children would be put at...
  • Groups Spar Over Massachusetts Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

    04/08/2009 10:18:17 AM PDT · by Granny Rudd · 40 replies · 1,465+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 8, 2009 | Associated Press
    BOSTON For Ethan St. Pierre, allowing someone who is biologically female but self-identifies as male to use the men's bathroom is a no-brainer. "Look at me," said St. Pierre, who was born a woman but is now a transgender man with a beard and short hair. "I don't want to get hurt by some woman who thinks I'm in the ladies room for the wrong reasons. I mean, clearly I don't belong there." St. Pierre, of Haverhill, was one of hundreds of advocates at a Tuesday lobby, supporting a bill that would add "gender identity and expression"...
  • Judge Rules Separate Restrooms Unconstitutional

    04/03/2009 10:15:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies · 2,153+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 3-15-2005 | Scott Ott
    A San Francisco County judge, who yesterday struck down Californias ban on homosexual marriage, today ruled on the same basis that separate restrooms for men and women are unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer likened the division of washrooms to laws requiring racial segregation in schools, and said there appears to be no rational purpose for denying women access to mens facilities and vice versa. The states protracted denial of equal protection cannot be justified simply because such constitutional violation has become traditional, Judge Kramer wrote. The court finds that the legal principle of lavatorio proportio [potty parity] offers inadequate...