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  • Rape rooms in Philadelphia

    07/26/2016 9:27:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Surely those women also deserve to be treated with sympathy, especially from a party now bragging about its nomination of the nation's first female presidential candidate? PHILADELPHIA—The Left’s crusade to include ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE in everything everywhere at all times without regard to public safety, appropriateness, decorum, or common decency is on display here at the Democratic National Convention in the Wells Fargo Center. In a case of obnoxious virtue-signaling, there are “all-gender” restrooms at the convention site. They don’t appear to be mandatory—yet.
  • 6 Men Who Disguised Themselves as Women to Access Bathrooms

    06/07/2016 7:43:32 AM PDT · by milton23 · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/4/2016 | Melody Wood
    With the departments of Justice and Education’s new announcement on transgender access to showers, locker rooms, bathrooms, and other sex-specific facilities in schools, there is reason for concern. The Obama administration has unlawfully rewritten law, meddling in state and local matters, and imposing bad policy on the entire nation. Americans agree that while we should be sensitive to transgender individuals, others also have rights of privacy, safety, and their own beliefs that deserve respect and should not simply be pushed aside, especially when transgender persons can be accommodated in other ways.
  • Man chokes 8-year-old girl in restaurant bathroom, police say

    06/02/2016 3:44:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    AlabamaNews.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | Erin Edgemon
    A man is accused of choking an 8-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Chicago restaurant. The incident occurred when the girl went into the bathroom in the South Loop Jason's Deli alone on May 7, Fox 32 reported. Police told the TV station that the girl's mother heard her scream and ran into the bathroom to find a man carrying her unconscious daughter into a stall. The man had choked the girl until she lost consciousness, Chicago police say. The man, later identified as Reese M. Hartstirn, was restrained by people in the restaurant until police could arrive. He...
  • Ten states sue Obama to stop his transgender blackmail

    05/26/2016 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not so fast, bro. It’s not quite as dramatic as a state telling Obama to take his federal funds and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and it’s potentially rife with unintended consequences: What if the Scalia-less Supreme Court rules that the president can issue arbitrary conditions for the receipt of federal funds at his own personal whim? Roger Goodell’s lawyers might have some suggestions for Obama on this one. But at least they’re fighting. Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia have sued the administration in federal court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appears...
  • Dad pulls kids out of Howell school so they don't have to share restroom with transgender classmate

    05/26/2016 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 46 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 5-26-2016
    It is a story that started when one dad asked his three sons who attend Southwest Elementary School in Howell a routine question: How was school today?“My son informed me there was a girl in the bathroom with him and the other kids in his class,” said Matt Stewart.He called the school. He asked why he wasn’t given warning that there was a transgender child in the school, why parents didn’t have a say on school policy, and what the options were to protect the privacy of his son.Stewart didn’t like the answers. He and his wife then decided to...
  • Target boycott has directly cost company $9.2 billion in market cap to date

    Target's weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down 9 percent in morning trading. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year ... Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Nordstrom fell as well. Shares of Wal-Mart, which reports earnings on Thursday, fell almost 4 percent
  • The Sons of Libertine; Why the Transvestite Bathroom Issue is a Battle for the Soul of America

    05/24/2016 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Timothy Birdnow
    This is a battle to the death for the soul of America The transgendered bathroom issue has typically elicited a tepid response from many on the Republican side of the aisle and among the more libertarian and economic types of conservatives, with the battle cry “this is not the hill to die on!” being echoed through the conservative camps, carried in Paul Revere fashion by many of the elites and the Sons of Libertine, who never seem to find any piece of real estate worthy of spilled blood. Still the question that must be asked is why isn’t this the...
  • The Toiletarians (Very Short Vanity)

    05/24/2016 6:22:43 AM PDT · by scouter · 28 replies
    May 24, 2016 | Scouter
    The heroic statesman (and saint) Sir Thomas More was a close friend of Erasmus, the great classical scholar. They were convinced that humor was a powerful tool for social change. I agree. Humor has a great way of making people see the truth in a nonthreatening way. A few days ago I saw the word "Toiletarian" used on FR by another FReeper. I thought it was great. It sums up in one word the absurdity of what Obama, Clinton, and Bernie are supporting. I think we need to adopt that word ourselves and start spreading it. We need to get...
  • It may be transgenders who kick Obama out of the school bathroom

    05/22/2016 7:51:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    We learn as each day passes that there’s no up in Obama’s or Trudeau’s progressive world, only an ever spiraling down that ends in despair Barack Hussein Obama’s still lurking in the public school bathroom and most everybody, including transgenders want him out of there. Riding the propaganda wave as Patron Saint of the Transgendered, now that he’s made their name synonymous with the word ‘bathroom’, Obama’s anything but, because he’s really more like their come-down.
  • A conservative Christian Libertarian on Bruce Jenner's sickness

    05/21/2016 10:35:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    I didn't want to write about this, it wasn't important, didn't deserve exposure. The liberals however, the Hollywood communist liberal and in particular the plan by Obama to force us to allow sick men to use women's toilets have made it necessary. First of all, let me say that this is sick. An Abomination. And As mentioned by many I know as well as people in the videos down below you should watch, it is a sign of how evil and immoral America and the west has become. Michael savage is right when he said that Caitlyn Jenner is the...
  • Mississippi superintendent backtracks on transgender policy

    05/19/2016 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jeff Amy
    Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.... State Superintendent Carey Wright made the announcement, ... saying the department would "follow the lead of state leadership" and take no action until the state Board of Education discusses the situation. Mississippi education officials had said they would follow the guidance by federal authorities calling for transgender students to be treated consistently with their gender identity. They cited a need for a "safe and caring school environment." The...
  • Transgender school house Rock:I'm just a bill but I wanna be Jill

    05/18/2016 12:06:00 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Steven Crowder
    From http://LouderWithCrowder.com How does a bill become a law? How does a law cause so much controversy like in North Carolina or Georgia. Why are the LGBTQAAI warriors so angry at the transgender bathroom bills? Allow trans-gender bill to explain.
  • School bathroom directive unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Gender "assigned at birth?" No, gender is "assigned" at conception Under President Obama, America was placed on the fast track to “fundamental transformation,” which is the process of our national heritage being eliminated, and the removal of every semblance of a traditional social order. It started long before the Obama administration, of course, with the Democratic Party having become a united-front organization of the “oppressed,” from radical feminists to advocates of racial revenge against whites, to special rights for homosexuals, and now, special rights for dozens of sexual preferences and gender classifications, all under the banner of “LGBT” (lesbians, gays,...
  • Hillary Clinton Supports Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Demands

    05/17/2016 7:26:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 85 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alicia Powe
    Here is proof Hillary Clinton doesn’t care for the safety of your children. From Breitbart: Hillary Clinton is cautiously backing President Barack Obama’ controversial decree that forces the nation’s 100,000 K-12 public schools to open bathrooms and locker rooms to people who claim to be transgender. Over the weekend, a Clinton spokesperson said Hillary is supportive of Obama’s demands, but provided only a vaguely written endorsement that reduces the risk of sparking public opposition during her 2016 presidential campaign. “Hillary Clinton applauds the Obama administration for taking actions this week to stand up for the rights of LGBT people–and particularly...
  • Obama Defends Transgender Directive for School Bathrooms

    05/17/2016 4:07:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday made an impassioned argument for his administration’s decision to instruct public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, saying that society must protect the dignity and safety of vulnerable children. The remarks were the president’s first public comments on a directive released Friday that has added fuel to a searing national debate over transgender rights. Mr. Obama said the guidance, issued by the Education and Justice Departments, represented “our best judgment” on how to help schools wrestling with the issue. “We’re talking about kids, and anybody who’s...
  • Man who choked 8-year-old girl in women’s restroom stokes alarm over transgender access

    05/15/2016 12:20:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson
    The attack by a man on an 8-year-old girl in a women’s restroom last week in a Chicago restaurant is raising alarm about opposite-sex access to public facilities in the name of transgender rights. Police say the man, 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn, entered the women’s room May 7 at Jason’s Deli in Chicago’s South Loop and choked the girl until she passed out. The girl’s mother, who was in the adjacent stall, heard her daughter’s screams and rescued her, while restaurant patrons held the suspect until police arrived, according to WLS-TV in Chicago. Opponents of laws allowing opposite-sex public-facility use argue...
  • College Baseball Team Will Be Denied Shot At Nationals Due to NC Bathroom Controversy

    05/12/2016 5:13:46 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 55 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 05/12/16 | Rusty Weiss
    Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in upstate New York has a solid baseball team this season. In fact, player Kyle Bestle believes “I think we have a real shot at going to the national championship.” It would be the culmination of years worth of work, practice, and dedication to reach the nationals. A dream come true. Alas, it is not to be. Why? Is it because of a player injury? An unfortunate outcome in the qualifying tournament? Not quite. The HVCC baseball team will not be going to nationals because of Governor Cuomo’s ban on non-essential travel to North Carolina,...
  • Transgender Activism Has Produced a Legal Absurdity

    05/10/2016 4:51:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ed Whelan
    In a 2–1 panel ruling in mid April, a federal appellate court decided (or at least seemed to think that it decided) that G.G., a girl who identifies herself as male, has a legal right to use the boys’ restrooms at her high school in rural Gloucester County, Va. In so doing, the panel’s majority, consisting of two appointees of President Obama, kowtowed to the Obama administration’s radical claim that federal law requires any college or school that receives federal funding to make its single-sex restrooms, locker rooms, showers, housing, and sports teams available to “transgender students consistent with their...
  • North Carolina Governor Sues Justice Department Over Bias Law

    05/09/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina on Monday escalated the nation’s clash over transgender rights by suing the Justice Department, which said last week that the state had violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it passed a law prohibiting people from using public restrooms that do not correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates. In the suit, the governor accused the Justice Department of a “radical reinterpretation” of the law. “The department contends that North Carolina’s common sense privacy policy constitutes a pattern or practice of discriminating against transgender employees in the terms and conditions of...
  • North Carolina Officials Say They’ll Defy Federal Deadline on Bathroom Law

    05/06/2016 2:05:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSET
    RALEIGH, N.C. — The Republican leaders of North Carolina’s General Assembly defiantly announced Thursday that they would not meet a Monday deadline to suspend or repeal a state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people, setting up a potential legal showdown over what has become one of the nation’s most explosive cultural issues. “We will take no action by Monday,” said Tim Moore, the speaker of the State House of Representatives, referring to the deadline the Justice Department gave the state to tell federal officials whether the law would stand. “That deadline will come and go.” Though Mr. Moore criticized...
  • N.C. Gov. claims Springsteen nixed show over poor ticket sales, not transgender rights

    05/05/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by arl295 · 24 replies
    NJ Advance Media ^ | 05/05/2016 | Bobby Oliver
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Remember when tickets for Bruce Springsteen's latest tour went on sale in December, and all tri-state area dates were sold out within minutes? North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory claims that was not the case for The Boss's scheduled Greensboro concert — the April 10 gig he canceled in opposition to HB2 or the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. McCrory implied on the John Boy and Billy Big radio show Tuesday that Springsteen actually nixed the show not in support of transgender and progressive ideals, but in protection of his own ego — McCrory said only 8,000...
  • Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

    05/04/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use. Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis-based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that "corresponds to their gender identity." The move made Target the first major retailer to take such a prominent position on the issue, and won praise from supporters of transgender rights. But Target's position has also sparked criticism on social media. One online petition started by a group called The American Family Association, a conservative Christian...
  • The Left;The Serpent hates The Woman...Gender pt 1

    And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.(Genesis 3:15)And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.(Revelation 12:17) We see by these texts that the Serpent of Genesis becomes a Dragon by Revelation. He is the enemy of all mankind, the original murderer and tempter, whose task is to alienate all men from God. But the Dragon/Serpent...
  • Excellent: Target stock has lost $1.5 billion in value since letting men in the ladies’ room

    04/30/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 95 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The price of arrogance. Ordinarily I would not root for any business to fail, even one of my own competitors. But when a major corporation tells the vast majority of its customers “f*** you” in order to appease radical social activists, it would really be a shame if those insulted customers just kept shopping there and made the corporation pay no price for its arrogance. The early returns suggest Target customers are doing no such thing. Breitbart reports that Target stock has fallen $2.65 per share since the infamous announcement that Target will let confused men into its ladies’ restrooms...
  • NC Officials Enable Male Reporter Posing as Sexual Predator to Use Female Bathrooms

    04/28/2016 2:58:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 4/27/16 | staff
    Could gender neutral bathrooms be used to provide the ultimate cover for sexual exploitation? Going straight to the heart of the current bathroom controversy, Project Veritas went undercover in North Carolina to find out and is releasing their findings in this new video.
  • Of course: Missouri man caught filming women in Target dressing room

    04/26/2016 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh by the way, he'd done it before, and when cops arrested him, he had a loaded handgun. Let’s get this out of the way right at the start: No one is mistaking Matthew Foerstel for a “transgender person” for lack of the better one-word noun I’m sure someone will come up with very soon. He’s clearly just a male pervert going where he’s not supposed to be. I don’t even think he’s claiming to “identify as a woman.” But last week, Target took a step toward completely erasing the distinction between men’s bathrooms/dressing rooms and women’s bathrooms/dressing rooms when...
  • More Americans Oppose Men Using Women's Bathrooms, Reuters Polling Finds

    04/25/2016 2:28:25 PM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 25 Apr 16 | Samuel Smith
    Reuters data from April 22 finds that only about 40.9 percent of 1,753 respondents say "people should use public restrooms according to the gender which they identify." Meanwhile, about 45 percent of respondents said "people should use public restrooms according to their biological sex."The April 22 results represent an approximate 10 percentage-point increase in the number of people who believe everyone should use restrooms designated for their biological sex in just nine days. According to results obtained by Reuters on April 13, only about 35 percent of 331 respondents felt people should use bathrooms designated for their biological sex, while...
  • WRAL News poll: NC voters conflicted over HB2

    04/25/2016 7:22:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | Matthew Burns
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina voters say a new law has hurt the state's image and job prospects and should be completely or partially repealed, but they believe people should be required to use public bathrooms that correspond to their birth gender, according to a WRAL News poll released Tuesday. The results reflect the ongoing struggle statewide with the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly referred to as House Bill 2, since it was signed into law almost three weeks ago following a one-day special legislative session. The law prohibits transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond to...
  • North Carolina Restroom Law Becomes a Central Election Issue

    04/25/2016 7:05:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2016 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Parrish Clodfelter, a 79-year-old retiree who lives on a central North Carolina farm, professes opinions about transgender people that might get him fired if he worked for a multinational corporation, though for many here, they constitute simple country wisdom. “A man wants to change to a woman, he’s got a mental problem,” Mr. Clodfelter said on Wednesday over lunch at Spiro’s Family Restaurant, where posters by the door advertised classes on carrying concealed weapons and a “Hillbilly Sunday” Pentecostal church service. But Mr. Clodfelter has a different kind of problem. As a longtime Republican, he wants...
  • 340,000 (now 422,144) Pledge to Boycott Target over Transgender Bathroom Policy

    04/24/2016 2:14:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2016
    More than 340,000 have signed a pledge to stop shopping at Target, in response to the corporation’s announcement this week that transgender employees and customers will be allowed to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. “This means a man can simply say he ‘feels like a woman today’ and enter the women's restroom... even if young girls or women are already in there,” stated the American Family Association, which started the petition. Target on Tuesday became the first giant retailer to weigh in on an issue at the center of a heated national debate. The announcement came...
  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 1:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | AllahPundit
    Since the debate over what he said yesterday is still raging, it’s only fair that you get to hear his latest comment about it. Skip to 8:35 of the clip below from last night’s interview on Trump TV.His response to Hannity’s question about North Carolina is a dodge but it’s a dodge with a conservative pedigree. If you’re a Republican who’s been put on the spot about a hot-button social issue, you can’t go wrong saying, “Leave it to the states.” Even righties who disagree with you on the merits will tip their caps at your nod to federalism....
  • Obama: Mississippi and North Carolina anti-LGBT laws 'should be overturned'

    04/22/2016 11:13:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 22, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Mississippi and North Carolina ought to rethink their laws affecting the rights of its LGBT citizens, President Barack Obama said Friday, while inviting all Britons to visit the states nonetheless. Before ending a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama fielded a question about the United Kingdom issuing travel advice to its citizens on Friday about the new laws in Mississippi and North Carolina that affect the rights of British LGBT travelers. Attempting to assuage concerns and not offend the citizens of those states, Obama told the British people that they should come visit North Carolina and Mississippi,...
  • Hands Off the Ladies’ Rooms

    04/22/2016 6:01:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Mona Charen
    If it concerns sex in any way, you can be sure that our culture will fixate on it and manage to defy common sense with hyperventilating indignation. Same-sex marriage roiled the waters for decades, but now that the Supreme Court has big-footed that question, culture warriors are prowling for new realms of transgression to embrace. So, coming to a bathroom near you — transgenderism. I’m just back from a weekend at Harvard University where unisex bathrooms are the norm. On behalf of womankind, I say: To the Bathroom Barricades! Bathroom injustice has been a feature of the world for a...
  • Supporters of “Transgenderism” Are Off-Target

    04/22/2016 4:09:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/16 | Tim Dunkin
    Social justice warriors America is going through a midlife crisis. How else can we explain the ridiculous nonsense we see going on in this country today? Many people in our nation are acceding to blatantly fantastical nonsense based on nothing but grossly ignorant wishful thinking, much like the 50-year old man with a pot belly who believes that his new sports car and gold chain are somehow going to make him attractive to young women half his age. Try as he may to imagine himself to be something he’s not, sooner or later reality will forcibly reassert itself. America’s flight...
  • Not in my bathroom!’ a coming trend?

    04/21/2016 4:28:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    Why all of a sudden has the Transgender issue in the bathroom become the latest craze of the lib-left? Why is it that there are few, if any, Transgender Bathrooms in the White House, the House of Commons, at Brussels EU headquarters, the UN or in the hallowed halls of any other nation’s ivory towers? Many of the occupants of these edifices, who spent taxpayers’ billions in renovation projects, didn’t see the march of the transgenders coming? It’s because like taxes, bylaws, decrees, ordinances and rules sent down the pike from authorities the world over, the forced use of transgender...
  • Trump just said it's OK if transgendered men share the bathroom with daughters, granddaughters

    04/21/2016 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Crucial · 146 replies
    4/21/2016 | Myself
    It is such a gimme. Women and girls are very vulnerable in the restroom. The walls are usually thick. They are in a compromised position. The transgendered have no proof that they are what they claim to be. No one is examining the transgendered for mental illness either. What is to stop packs of rapists from dressing like women and raping women and molesting little girls. It was such a gimme and Donald dropped the ball.
  • Transgender woman sues government to force installation of urinals in womens bathrooms (Satire)

    04/20/2016 10:46:37 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 45 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-20-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Citing "genitalia discrimination," a transgender woman is suing the government to write regulation requiring the installation of urinals in women's bathrooms. "I want to have the right to use the bathroom for the gender I identify with," said the woman who asked to go by the name Venus. "It's really very simple. I may or may not go through with the operation. If I choose not to I shouldn't have to spent the rest of my life feeling like bathrooms can't be a safe space for me because I have to sit down when I could just whip it out...
  • Kasich tells supporters of religious freedom laws: 'Get over it'

    04/17/2016 6:56:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    "What I'd like to say is, just relax," Kasich said on CNN. "If you don't like what somebody's doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?" Kasich's comments were a reply to a question about his harsh reaction to Mississippi's new law that allows companies not to serve gay couples. Last week, Kasich asked "What the hell are we doing in this country?" in reaction to that law.
  • NBA keeps 2017 All-Star Game in North Carolina for now despite 'anti-LGBT' law

    04/15/2016 12:58:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The NBA said Friday it is not currently planning to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, despite the state's anti-LGBT "bathroom law." . . . The law, which took effect in March, prevents cities in North Carolina from creating non-discrimination policies based on gender identity. (The law was enacted after Charlotte passed such an ordinance.) It also mandates that students in state schools use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. . . . The announcement comes after six U.S. senators wrote an open letter to Silver asking him to move the...
  • Transgender advocates fear bill's fallout even if it dies [SC]

    04/14/2016 7:49:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 10:13 PM EDT | Seanna Adcox
    Transgender people said Thursday they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their biological sex will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, even if the bill ultimately dies as expected. Opponents told a Senate panel the unenforceable measure perpetuates myths against an already-ostracized community, while supporters contend it’s about protecting the privacy and safety of women and children. […] No vote was taken during the panel’s second and final hearing. It’s not yet clear whether the full committee will consider the measure. But even if it manages to advance to the...
  • Dyson Airblades 'spread germs 1,300 times more than paper towels'

    04/14/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Dyson Airblade hand-driers spread 60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. University of Westminster researchers carrying out the research dipped their hands into water containing a harmless virus. They then dried their hands with either a Dyson Airblade, a standard hot-air dryer, or a paper towel.
  • Transgender woman excommunicated from LGBT community for suggesting transgender only bathrooms

    04/13/2016 1:05:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-13-16 | The Looking Spoon
    As the national debate whether people should be allowed to use bathrooms according to their chosen gender identity continues to swell one transgender woman makes a revolutionary, and costly proposal to settle the argument. Charlie Shimpner, former chair of Transgender Humans United for Gender Silliness (THUGS) was excommunicated from the LGBTQ community after a writing a Facebook post suggesting the transgender community should accept the creation of alternative bathrooms for "transgender-Americans." The post went viral in a matter of hours and ignited a petition on Change.org for Facebook to create a "remove from Facebook button.' Said Shimper, "I thought long...
  • California Man Dressed as Woman Busted for Videoing in Ladies Bathroom

    04/12/2016 9:36:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2016 | Bob Price
    A Palmdale, California, man wearing women's clothing was arrested in a Lancaster Macy’s store after he was seen in a women's bathroom. The man was allegedly videotaping women in the bathroom. . . . On Tuesday, Pomare was formally charged with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for purposes of sexual gratification. The charges are misdemeanors under California law. . . . In October 2015, Breitbart Texas reported on an illegal alien who was caught filming women in a Walmart bathroom in San Angelo, Texas. Jose Santos Argueta was sentenced to 270 days in jail and was...
  • NC Representative Fires Back At PayPal Hypocrisy [PayPal "Cultural Marxists"]

    04/10/2016 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | April 10, 20166 | Susan Wright
    NC Representative Fires Back At PayPal Hypocrisy By: Susan Wright April 10th, 2016 Last week saw the state’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest respond to PayPal’s announcement that they were suspending plans to expand their business in North Carolina, in objection to the recently passed bathroom bill. Lt. Governor Forest posted a photo of PayPal’s global operations center, which has clearly defined, gender-specific bathrooms. The cultural Marxist crowd really are all about “Do as I say, not as I do.” Not to be outdone, NC Representative Robert Pittenger issues this statement: “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is...
  • Sorry About 400 North Carolina Jobs (Bye-Bye), but PayPal Is a Nuisance That Sits on Remittances

    04/06/2016 2:03:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 41 replies
    Freep | 04/06/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    PayPal sits on remittances for up to a month, money they use as Float on the back of small merchants and businesses. PayPal is a nuisance. Don't use PayPal. Sorry to WCPE listeners who aren't leftists, your station is great, North Carolina is a great state despite UNC Raleigh-Durham. Take back your country.
  • Teachers [UK} call for 'gender-neutral' toilets, changing rooms and uniforms so transgender [tr]

    04/05/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    Schools should consider introducing ‘gender-neutral’ toilets, changing rooms and uniforms to make transgender pupils feel more comfortable, teachers suggest. Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers teaching union will debate how to deal with ‘gender identity and trans issues’ at their annual conference tomorrow. History teacher Julia Neal, chair of the union’s equality and diversity committee, put forward the motion challenging ‘gender identity prejudice’ in education.
  • Activists try to calm fears over transgender bathroom access

    04/04/2016 6:07:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2016 | David Crary
    New York — Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal role in a nationwide campaign to curtail discrimination against them. Two such initiatives are being launched this week — evidence of how transgender rights has supplanted same-sex marriage as the most volatile, high-profile issue for the broader movement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists.
  • North Carolina Law May Risk Federal Aid

    04/03/2016 10:00:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/1/16 | MATT APUZZO and ALAN BLINDER
    The Obama administration is considering whether North Carolina’s new law on gay and transgender rights makes the state ineligible for billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, highways and housing, officials said Friday. Cutting off any federal money — or even simply threatening to do so — would put major new pressure on North Carolina to repeal the law, which eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people and restricted which bathrooms transgender people can use. A loss of federal money could send the state into a budget crisis and jeopardize services that are central to daily life. Although...
  • North Carolina transgender bathroom law faces federal court test

    03/29/2016 6:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 03/28/2016 | Colleen Jenkins
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people barred under a new North Carolina law from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, arguing the measure is discriminatory and threatens their personal safety. North Carolina last week became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match the gender on their birth certificate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The state's Republican-dominated legislature passed the law during a one-day special session called to repeal a Charlotte city ordinance that would...
  • Major businesses stand against NC anti-discrimination law

    03/24/2016 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 10:02 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson
    Corporations expressed disappointment Thursday and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state has banned any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. American Airlines, which operates its second-largest hub in Charlotte; IBM and Biogen, which have facilities in the state’s Research Triangle; and payments processor PayPal, which had announced plans to hire 400 people in Charlotte only last week, were among major employers condemning the new law. The legislature called a special session Wednesday to void a Charlotte ordinance that would have enabled transgender...