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  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Fairfax School Board

    09/15/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 3 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 15, 2016
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against FCPS by the conservative organization Liberty Counsel, which represented an anonymous FCPS student and his/her parents. The student alleges that his/her civil rights were violated by the FCPS policies that allow individuals to use restrooms, locker rooms, and showers based on their "gender identity", not their actual, physical, gender. According to the Liberty Counsel, the FCPS policy constitutes an invasion of privacy. The lawsuit was appealed from the Fairfax Circuit Court, where Judge Brett Kassabian dismissed it on procedural grounds. However, the Virginia Supreme Court disagreed with the...
  • ACC moves its championships out of North Carolina in response to HB2

    09/14/2016 10:39:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 14, 2016 | Graham Watson
    The ACC has decided to move all of its neutral site championships from the state of North Carolina, the conference announced in a statement Wednesday. “The ACC Council of Presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance, and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount,” commissioner John Swofford said. “Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected. Hopefully, there...
  • Meet Gavin Grimm, the transgender student at the center of bathroom debate

    09/14/2016 9:35:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ariane de Vogue,
    Washington (CNN)For a brief period of time Gavin Grimm, the transgender male high school student at the center of a national debate on gender identity, was allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his school. "People expect me to say that using the boys' bathroom was super magical and just the best time of my life," Grimm said in a recent interview with CNN. "But I was just using the bathroom," he said, "I went in and left." What was important for Grimm is that using the boy's room felt natural to him.
  • Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room,.....

    09/14/2016 8:57:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    dailywire ^ | September 8, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    FULL TITLE: Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room, Leaving Them in Tears A lawsuit filed in federal court is uncovering the consequences of the Obama Administration’s unlawfully imposed transgender agenda. After capitulating to Obama’s public school transgender edict in May, a Minnesota high school is being accused of ignoring complaints of privacy violations by their biologically female students, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported Wednesday. Funny, this is exactly what the left continually assures us would never happen. According to the bombshell lawsuit, a transgender “girl" student, who participated on girls' sports teams, “twerked,” “grinded” and...
  • Pence, 2 Indiana officials being sued by transgendered man

    09/13/2016 5:08:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH | September 13, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence and two other Indiana officials are being sued by a transgender immigrant from Mexico who was granted asylum in the United States in 2015. According to court documents, the plaintiff is suing Pence, Attorney General Gregory Zoeller and Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge for enforcing a state law that denies him the right to change his legal name. The suit was filed by lawyers at the Transgender Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The law, which was signed by the Governor of Indiana on March 17, 2010 and went into effect on...
  • NCAA moving 7 championship events out of North Carolina

    09/12/2016 5:39:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2016 | ANDY KATZ
    The NCAA will move seven championship events this academic year from the state of North Carolina, including the first and second round of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament, because of the state's controversial HB2 law. The NCAA's Board of Governors made the announcement late Monday night. The decision comes on the heels of the NBA moving the all-star game in February from Charlotte to New Orleans.
  • When ‘Liberty’ Forces 18 Girls Into a Single-Stall Shower Room

    09/10/2016 9:37:14 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/9/2016
    n recent years, a common refrain accompanying nearly every demand for newly invented “rights” has been: “It doesn’t affect you, so you can’t be against it.” This claim—whether false or true, subjective or objective—has been played as the ultimate trump card. If you could not point to a direct, immediate, and significant intrusion on your life, then your concerns—no matter how thoughtful and legitimate—were sacrificed at the altar of the New Regime. Times change. On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of high school students and parents, asking the court to strike down a Minnesota school...
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Massachusetts Government Can Force Transgender Bathroom Policies On Churches, Guidance Says

    09/08/2016 6:57:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/16 | Peter Hasson
    Under a Massachusetts civil rights agency’s interpretation of new anti-discrimination law, churches can be forced to let biological males who identify as transgender women use the women’s bathroom. Recently passed legislation amending the state’s anti-discrimination law to include protections for “gender identity” will take effect Oct. 1. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, which enforces the state’s anti-discrimination laws, recently published a “Gender identity guidance” that lays out what will be legally required of employers and “agents of places of public accommodation.” The guidance was published Sept. 1 but has gone unreported by the media until now. The commission confirmed that...
  • MU changes bathroom labels to promote gender inclusivity

    08/30/2016 1:38:55 PM PDT · by ncfool · 26 replies
    The Missourian ^ | August 25, 2016 | MP White
    COLUMBIA — Many single-occupancy restrooms across the MU campus that were labeled as "unisex" will be re-labeled "toilet" by the time students return in August. The change to "toilet" will only affect single-occupancy bathroom stalls. In residential halls, single-occupancy stalls with showers and sinks will be re-labeled "shower" and "toilet," depending on the contents of the restroom. The move follows a resolution passed by the Missouri Students Association in January. According to the resolution, the change will "make MU's campus bathrooms more accessible to trans and gender non-conforming students." Sterling Waldman, a social justice chair in the MSA Senate, engaged...
  • Transgenderism: The Ultimate Triumph Of Ideology Over Reality

    08/28/2016 8:19:50 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 08/28/2016 | Don Feder
    The 2009 film "The Invention of Lying" is set in a world where everyone tells the absolute truth. One day, the protagonist accidentally discovers that you can tell people something that's palpably false and, no matter how outrageous or absurd, they'll believe you, because they can't comprehend the idea of lying. To test his new insight, he has a conversation with a couple of his buddies in a bar, with hilarious results. Protagonist (who's clearly Caucasian): "I'm black." First friend: "Great, I always wanted a black friend." Protagonist: "I'm an Eskimo." Second friend: "I didn't know they had those, black...
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    08/28/2016 3:04:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 97 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jonathan Drew, Emery Dalesio, AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come until after trial. Passed in March, HB2 requires...
  • Mizzou Renames ‘Unisex’ Restrooms Because Term Isn’t Inclusive Enough

    08/27/2016 12:00:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri (MU) is renaming its “Unisex” restrooms on campus in response to complaints that the current label isn’t inclusive. Henceforth, restrooms intended for use by both men and women will simply be labeled “toilet.” The change is apparently meant to accommodate student complaints that the “unisex” label, intended to encompass everybody, is actually exclusionary and hurtful. “Unisex is just such an uncomfortable and outdated word,” MU student Sterling Waldman told the Columbia Missourian. The word, Waldman said, excludes people who identify as neither male nor female. Waldman serves as the social justice chair in MU’s student senate,...
  • Americans Are Embracing Transgender Rights

    08/26/2016 7:08:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrew McGill
    Change in America is a funny thing. It took two centuries for the country to agree that a black woman could marry a white man. On the other hand, same-sex marriage bans collapsed just a decade after the first state awarded recognition to gay couples. And there’s new evidence that national views are swinging even more quickly when it comes transgender Americans.
  • New Mexico elementary teachers barred from calling students ‘boys and girls’

    08/22/2016 1:25:48 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 34 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 22, 2016
    According to recent reports, a New Mexico elementary school is causing a local stir with a new gender-inclusive policy some are calling unnecessary and “outlandish.” Carlos Rey Elementary School teachers recently received an advisory from officials indicating a notably liberal interpretation of the Albuquerque school district’s recent transgender bathroom policy. In addition to giving students the freedom to choose the facilities they find most accommodating, the Gender Identity Procedural Directive also lays out a stifling speech code for teachers to abide. Among the new requirements is a cessation of words like “boy” and “girl” in the classroom.
  • Target Stock Plummets as Bathroom Boycott Surges

    08/22/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls. First, Target’s stock has taken pounding since April. Second quarter earnings fell to $680 million, according to Market Watch. And revenue fell 7.2 percent. Second, more than 1.4 million consumers have joined American Family Association’s nationwide boycott of the nation’s second-largest discount retailer. The debate is whether there is a correlation between those two facts. Target CEO Brian Cornwell told Fortune magazine in May that the transgender bathroom policy has nothing to do with their financial...
  • Media Myths of the Homosexual-Transgender Agenda

    08/22/2016 10:18:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 8/22/2016 | Peter Labarbera
    The purpose of this report is to expose and refute some of the longstanding statistical lies and propagandistic myths of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement. With media support, homosexual and leftist activists now openly campaign to banish dissenting conservative voices. This dangerous dynamic gives the homosexual-transgender lobby nearly full rein to advance its agenda, which now includes: •Levying large fines to punish Christians and traditionalists who do not want to participate with their small business in homosexual “weddings”; •Criminalizing pro-heterosexual change therapy for sexually confused minors; •Using the government to force schools and businesses to allow...
  • ‘Intersex’ Athlete Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 800M

    08/21/2016 1:20:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/16 | Peter Hasson
    South African runner Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800-meter final Saturday in Rio, finishing well ahead of the competition to take home the gold medal. Semenya is widely believed to be “intersex,” defined by the United Nations as people born with sex characteristics “that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.” The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last summer suspended International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules prohibiting athletes who exceed a testosterone threshold from competing in women’s track and field events, clearing the way for Semenya to compete in Rio. The CAS ruling claimed...
  • Target to spend $20 million on single-stall bathrooms after backlash to its restroom policy

    08/19/2016 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Sarah Halzack
    Target said Wednesday it is preparing to spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms along with men’s and women’s restrooms in its stores, a move meant to accommodate shoppers who have expressed concern about the retailers’ policy of allowing customers and employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they identify with. “Some of our guests clearly are uncomfortable with our policy, and some are really supportive,” said Cathy Smith, Target’s chief financial officer, in a conference call wither reporters.
  • Transgender: Obama To End Single-Sex Bathrooms on Federal Property

    08/18/2016 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Barack Obama’s deputies will insert a rule in federal regulations on Friday to prevent federal facilities from operating single-sex bathrooms. The rule in the "Federal Register" of regulations will open up thousands of bathrooms in federally operated buildings to employees and visitors who claim on any given day to be “transgender” members of the opposite sex.
  • Target to Spend $20 Million to Build Single-Stall Bathrooms

    08/17/2016 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 17,2016 | By Jason Devaney
    Target announced Wednesday that it will spend millions of dollars to add single-stall bathrooms in its stores, months after it caught heat for its transgender bathroom use policy. According to USA Today, about 1,400 of the retail giant's 1,800 stores already have single-stall restrooms that anyone can use. It will spent $20 million to add bathrooms to the 400 stores that do not have single-stall options. its restroom policy allows transgender customers to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Critics blasted the decision, and the store reportedly lost $10 billion after that — although company officials denied...
  • BUSINESS Retailer's 'brilliant marketing strategy' backfiring (Target)

    08/17/2016 3:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Woodward, Jody Brown
    A financial expert argues that regardless what Target says, the four-month-long boycott of the retailer by a pro-family group is at least part of the reason the company's revenue has dropped more than a billion dollars in the last quarter. Target reported today it has cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. According to The Associated Press, sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • Target cuts outlook as it sees fewer customers in stores

    08/17/2016 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    usnews.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,
    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan. The Minneapolis-based discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Its main competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reports results Thursday. Target's shares fell $4.74, or 6 percent, to $70.74 in afternoon trading.
  • Target's Transgender-Friendly Bathroon Policy Is Costing It $20 Million

    08/17/2016 12:30:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Target ^ | August 17, 2016 | Phil Wahba
    Target TGT -6.02% is spending millions to add private single-stall locking bathrooms at many of its stores as it looks to reverse a drop in shopper traffic, some of which may have been caused by the retailer’s transgender-friendly bathroom policy.
  • Obama to force women’s shelter to admit transgender men: report

    08/16/2016 6:43:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Life Site ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    Barack Obama is set to finalize a federal rule requiring many women’s shelters to admit men who identify as “transgender,” potentially placing abused women and children at risk of being victimized again. If enacted, all homeless shelters – including battered women’s shelters – that receive federal funding would have to allow people to use the homeless shelter of the sex with which they identify, regardless of their appearance, anatomy, or the “complaints of other shelter residents.” Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro proposed the so-called “Equal Access Rule” last October. Media outlets say it will become...
  • 51 Illinois Families Ask Court to Suspend School’s Bathroom, Locker Room Policy

    08/16/2016 10:30:12 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/15/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    Adding to the handful of lawsuits involving transgender students across the country, lawyers representing a group of 51 families in a Chicago suburb asked a federal judge to temporarily suspend a school policy that grants a transgender student access to the girls’ restrooms and locker rooms. “Every parent sends their kids to school expecting that the school is going to protect them at the most basic level—their safety, their privacy, their dignity,” Jeremy Tedesco, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case, said after the hearing wrapped on Monday afternoon. “What we’re asking for is a temporary injunction that will...
  • Transgender rules for homeless shelters spark firestorm

    08/16/2016 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Homeless shelters have become the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender rights. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with. The proposal has set off a firestorm, pitting LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters. “Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,” said David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign. “If you’re a transgender woman and you walk into a homeless shelter and they treat...
  • Obama to issue transgender bathroom order for federal facilities: Report

    08/16/2016 8:31:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The Obama administration will announce this week a new directive granting access to intimate federal facilities on the basis of gender identity. BuzzFeed News reported Monday that the regulation will be posted in the Federal Register at some point this week, opening up thousands of federally operated restrooms to transgender people who wish to use the facilities corresponding with their gender identity rather than biological sex. The rule will apply to roughly 9,200 properties operated by the General Services Administration and will not be limited to employees. GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn said anyone visiting a federally operated property, including courthouses...
  • A Rabbi Claims That God Is Transgender

    08/15/2016 6:46:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 131 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Michael Brown
    In an August 12th op-ed piece for the New York Times entitled “Is God Transgender?,” Rabbi Mark Sameth claims that “the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers ‘a highly elastic view of gender’” and that, “Counter to everything we grew up believing, the God of Israel — the God of the three monotheistic, Abrahamic religions to which fully half the people on the planet today belong — was understood by its earliest worshipers to be a dual-gendered deity.”Are there any truths to these claims?Certainly not.For Rabbi Sameth, these are issues of social concern and not merely theological...
  • NBA Players Should Boycott Their All-Star Game

    08/15/2016 4:14:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If the malevolent hypocritical fools in charge of the NBA don’t reverse their decision to pull the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of the city of Charlotte, every NBA player with a shred of sense of what is good and right should refuse to play in the mid-season contest. As they rush to see who can grovel the most upon the blood- and semen-stained altar that houses the perverse priests and priestesses of the LGBT movement, many of the major U.S. professional sports organizations—but especially the NBA—are taking nearly every opportunity to undermine eternal truths on sex, sexuality, and the...
  • Is it fair for Caster Semenya to compete against women at the Rio Olympics? [Intersex]

    08/12/2016 10:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SI ^ | August 11, 2016 | Tim Layden
    It is likely that on the night of Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, a 25-year-old South African woman named Caster Semenya will win a gold medal. Her victory will come in the 800 meters, a race in which her times have been approaching a decades-old world record thought by many in the sport to be unapproachable. Her performance will be stunning: She is 5'10" and weighs 161 pounds, with muscular arms, broad shoulders and narrow hips. She has a severe jawline, hard and strong, and a competitor's unflinching eyes. In a 2009 article, Ariel...
  • North Carolina School District Plans To Stop Labeling Students as 'Boys' And 'Girls'

    08/11/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sister Toldjah
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) School System had to temporarily put its HB2-defying transgender bathroom plan on hold due to a recent Supreme Court ruling. But the ruling hasn't stopped the slow roll-out of other controversial gender-related recommendations that it is set to make to the local school board on Tuesday night. Charlotte news station WSOC-TV reports:
  • New transgender “bathroom” law,signed by GOP Governor, already changing life in Massachusetts

    08/10/2016 7:50:14 PM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 08/10/2016 | n/a
    Even though it technically doesn’t go into effect until October 1, the new Massachusetts “transgender bathroom” law is already beginning to force change into society. Just a month ago, on July 8, Massachusetts GOP Governor Charlie Baker signed the outrageous “transgender bathroom” bill into law. It was no secret that like all LGBT “non-discrimination” laws, this represented yet another legal hammer to impose a perverse agenda on an unwilling society. Now the LGBT movement and the pro-homosexual Baker Administration are turning up the heat. Today’s Boston Globe features a chilling article: “In state first, a prison guard becomes a woman.”...
  • Supreme Court blocks transgender bathroom choice for now

    08/03/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2016 | David Ingram
    A Virginia school board may temporarily block a student who was born a girl from using the boys' bathroom while a legal fight over transgender rights proceeds on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court, and the subject arrived in the heat of a U.S. presidential election in which the makeup of the court is a central issue. In a brief order, the country's highest court put on hold an order from a lower court that had permitted the high school student...
  • Meet Hari Nef: actor, model – and Elle’s first transgender cover girl in UK

    07/31/2016 11:23:39 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/30/2016 | Sarah Hughes
    When they decided to print special collectors’ covers for the magazine’s September issue, all about “icons of change”, the publishers of Elle knew immediately who the stars should be: the actors Kristen Stewart and Amandla Stenberg, both of whom have made headlines for their refusal to conform to traditional notions of sexuality; the singer Zayn Malik, who walked away from One Direction, the biggest pop band in the world, at the height of its fame; and the transgender model Hari Nef. Nef’s cover is arguably the most radical of the four. It marks the first time a transgender woman has...
  • Understanding the origin of Charlotte’s ‘bathroom law,’ and how it led to HB2

    07/31/2016 7:49:33 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/1/16 | Mark Price
    Conspiracy theories about the birth of Charlotte’s so-called “bathroom law” have ranged from tales of political payoffs to a viral internet rumor of a gay sexual predator who duped the council into passing the law. Some even accused the City Council of being in league with Satan. But the idea for the law actually first took root quietly during July 2014 as two Charlotteans sat at Nova’s Bakery on Central Avenue, considering what more Charlotte might do to protect lesbians, gays and bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. It lasted less than 30 minutes, and the two men – City...
  • Ex-MassGOP rep to lead push of state transgender law repeal, ballot question

    07/31/2016 8:55:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 07/31/2016 | Matt Stout
    The MassGOP’s one-time national committeewoman will helm a push by social conservatives to put the state’s newly signed transgender rights law to a ballot question, nudging the state party — led by bill signer, Gov. Charlie Baker — into an 
awkward position. Chanel Prunier, who lost her seat as the state’s national committeewoman this spring, has signed on as chairwoman of the ballot question committee, Keep Massachusetts Safe, which will push to repeal the law Baker signed earlier this month that bans discrimination against transgender people in public places, including restaurants, bathrooms and locker rooms. The law’s opponents have petitioned...
  • All-gender restroom at Democratic convention a hit with delegates

    07/29/2016 5:57:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 28, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt
    An all-gender bathroom at the Democratic national convention was seeing plenty of visitors on Thursday. Even some famous ones. "When both of us walked in," said Nikki Nice, referring to a friend who was hurriedly walking away from this reporter, "Reverend Jesse Jackson was coming out of the stalls." "We were like: 'Ahhh'," Nice said. "Just experiencing Reverend Jesse Jackson coming out of a stall – that just speaks everything about what an all-gender restroom really is about. So I'll take that any day."
  • The NBA Is the National Bullying Association

    07/22/2016 8:19:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    My oldest granddaughter is 15, and thanks to North Carolina’s HB2, if a 15-year-old boy in her school identified as a girl, he would not be allowed to play on her sports team or share her locker room. I for one am glad that North Carolina, my home state since 2003, has taken a stand for common sense, for safety, and for privacy, yet the NBA is punishing the state for protecting its residents, announcing that it will pull next year’s All Star game from Charlotte. What hypocrisy; what bigotry; what intolerance. The NBA is now the National Bullying Association.Let...
  • NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, focuses on New Orleans

    07/21/2016 1:41:07 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/20/16
    Without any movement by state legislators in North Carolina to change newly enacted laws targeted at the LGBT community, the NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, league sources told The Vertical
  • Birth certificates a new front in battle for transgender rights

    07/16/2016 5:08:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 15, 2016 | Carol Marbin Miller and Mary Ellen Klas
    The nation’s war over gender roles and sexuality is moving from banquet halls, bakeries and bathrooms into a new arena: birth certificates. In courthouses across Florida, judges are being asked to decide whether transgender people may change not only the name on their birth certificate, but also their “gender marker,” or the box that designates their sex. The requests have become increasingly common, say lawyers who litigate such cases.
  • Calling All Free Republic Members in Northern Virginia!

    07/16/2016 6:12:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 14, 2016
    Fairfax County Public Schools Transgender Policy: Protest July 21 outside Gatehouse Administration Center -- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA ... On Thursday, July 21, the Fairfax County School Board will discuss the new transgender "guidelines" which will go into effect in fall 2016. The "guidelines" include language which could eviscerate free speech for FCPS students, both in and out of school. It also opens up private facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms to anyone, regardless of biological gender, as long as the person claims to "identify" with the gender that the facility serves. Unlike the regular meeting,...
  • Franklin Graham: Dump Target Stock for Luring in 'Sexual Perverts'

    07/15/2016 1:48:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 15,2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has called on shareholders of Target to dump their stock — saying the department store's policy regarding the use of its bathrooms by transgender people invites "sexual perverts into their stores." His plea follows reports of a transgender woman being arrested at a Target store in Utah for allegedly snapping pictures of a teenager in a changing room. "I told you so, it was just a matter of time. Target is putting their customers at risk — and their shareholders. I wouldn't be surprised if people started dumping their stock, and they should!" Graham, who runs the...
  • Transgender woman arrested in voyeurism incident at Idaho Target

    07/13/2016 6:56:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    FOx News ^ | July 12,2016
    An Idaho man who told police he identifies as a woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly taking photos of a woman in a Target fitting room, officials said. Sean Patrick Smith, 43, was allegedly dressed in women’s clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women’s section of the store in Ammon on Monday, East Idaho News reported. Smith, also known as Shauna Patricia Smith, then began taking pictures of a woman in the changing stall next to him, police said. “The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door,” a witness told East...
  • Transgender woman arrested for voyeurism at Ammon Target

    07/13/2016 5:20:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    .eastidahonews.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephan Rockefeller
    AMMON — An Idaho Falls man who police say identifies as transgender was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies say he took photos of a woman in a fitting room in Target. Sean Patrick Smith, 46, who also goes by Shauna Patricia Smith, was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on one felony count of voyeurism. Bonneville County Sgt. Bryan Lovell says deputies were called to a disturbance at Target on 25th East just after 5 p.m. Monday.
  • Transgender bathroom case reaches Supreme Court

    07/13/2016 12:42:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Virginia school board filed an emergency appeal Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a stay of a lower-court ruling forcing it to regulate school bathrooms on the basis of gender identity.
  • Massachusetts’ Republican gov. signs transgender bathroom bill

    07/09/2016 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, July 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, has signed a law that would allow members of one biological sex to use the showers, restrooms, and other private facilities of the opposite sex. The law, which goes into effect on October 1, adds the phrase “gender identity” to state anti-discrimination laws, placing sexual identity on par with immutable characteristics such as race and sex. It would require “any public accommodation...without limitation” to open formerly sex-segregated facilities to members of the opposite biological sex. In June, lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have barred sex...
  • Rash Of Peeping Incidents Follows Target’s New Bathroom Policy

    06/23/2016 7:11:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Now that men have access to women’s bathrooms and fitting rooms at every Target store in America, many are using that opportunity to secretly film women and teenage girls. For example, a 16-year-old girl told station WDAY-TV in Fargo, N.D., that when she went into a dressing room, a man put his phone under the door with the camera facing toward her. “When she walked out, the man entered a different dressing room,” the station reported. Target declined to comment, but police are seeking a white male, age 30 to 50, possible around 6 feet tall, with a muscular build...
  • Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

    04/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/16 | Moriah Balingit
    A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that a transgender high school student who was born as a female can sue his school board on discrimination grounds because it banned him from the boys’ bathroom. In backing high school junior Gavin Grimm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit deferred to the U.S. Education Department’s position that transgender students should have access to the bathrooms that match their gender identities rather than being forced to use bathrooms that match their biological sex. The department has said that requiring transgender students to use a bathroom that corresponds with...