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  • NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

    06/26/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2015 2:28 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities. Legislation is being introduced that would require publicly available, single-occupancy restrooms in both public and private buildings to be designated as gender-neutral. It would also amend the language of some city laws, including the plumbing code, which requires separate lavatories for men and women. “This is a very important issue,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose office is releasing a report Friday recommending the changes. “It’s time to help individuals who...
  • 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...
  • White House “Gender Neutral” Restroom “Not Good Enough” [semi-satire]

    04/14/2015 10:01:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama administration’s efforts to earn gratitude from the gay lobby by adding a “gender neutral” restroom to the White House came up short. Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender spokesperson Irma Crank called the move “not good enough. Every bathroom in every home in America is ‘gender neutral.’ Many businesses already have ‘family restrooms’ that can be used by either gender. The Administration’s attempt to curry favor with such a lame and wishy-washy measure is an insult. Frankly, we expected more from this President.” The “more” expected by Crank “is the right of any person to use any facility—men’s room, ladies room—based on their...
  • “We Just Need To Pee” Transgender Protest

    03/13/2015 11:53:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 13, 2015
    13 March 2015 “We Just Need To Pee” Transgender Protest Do you have to be biologically male to be allowed in the men's room, or biologically female for the ladies loos? In several US states, as well as in Canada, the law governing public toilets is now a divisive issue. On one side are transgender people, who assert their right to use whichever restrooms they chose - no matter what their biological gender. On the other, conservatives who say a relaxation of the rules could leave members of the public vulnerable to traumatic or inappropriate situations, or even sexual harassment....
  • Illegals "Unfamiliarity With Bathroom Facilities" Causing Problems

    08/03/2014 12:55:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    Fox Nation & Washington Times ^ | 8/3/14 | Stephen Dinan
    Internal investigators have already dismissed most complaints of civil rights violations against federal agents handling the surge of illegal immigrant children on the border, the Homeland Security Department inspector general said in a new report Thursday that details near-heroic efforts agents and officers are making. In its first report since the surge, the inspector general said agents have contracted everything from scabies and lice to chickenpox, including bringing the disease home to their own children, as they care for the unaccompanied minors. Investigators also said they saw instances of agents and officers spending their own money to buy toys, clothing...
  • Houston Mayor Defends Controversial Ordinance Critics Say Will Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

    07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    In response to a petition that reportedly garnered over 50,000 signatories, the mayor of Houston has pledged to defend an antidiscrimination ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms. Mayor Annise Parker, supporter of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, has stated that the ordinance will not be repealed. "The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life," said Parker, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We don't care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical...
  • VANITY: DFW-area places to see model baths?

    05/31/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Badabing Badablonde · 45 replies
    Remodeling baths on a grand scale -- ripping out tubs and sinks, just Bath Crashers. Last time I was involved in something on this scale, I could go to Home Depot Expo to see baths and kitchens galore. The design experts helped us come up with a plan and assisted us in our choices. Apparently, they have since closed all of their Expo Centers. We visited a place called Home Decor, I think, and they had a few model bathrooms that gave us some basic ideas. We also visited some model homes in new neighborhhods, and the baths looked great...
  • Armed Guards Kick Senior Citizens Out of Yellowstone Park

    10/08/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-8-13 | Elizabeth Shields
    Thousands of people found themselves inside a national park when the government shutdown went into effect. Pat Vaillancourt and her tour group "which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard." The seniors were treated harshly by armed park employees until they were able to leave according to Vaillancourt. Once they began the journey out of the park, "the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along...
  • Bathroom controversy follows opening of new residence hall

    08/25/2012 9:00:23 PM PDT · by Berkeleystudent · 58 replies
    The Daily Cal ^ | 2012/08/24 | Chloe Hunt
    Construction still uncompleted, students in the new Maximino Martinez Commons had to quickly adjust to concerns raised over the gender-specific bathrooms in the residence hall when they moved in last week. Because the eight bathrooms in the newly opened dorm were originally all gender-specific, some residents felt uncomfortable using a gender-designated bathroom. After the concerns were raised, six bathrooms were made coed, according to an email sent to all residents of the building. “Some people who consider themselves transgender would like the (coed) bathrooms,” said Ciera Dudley, a UC Berkeley sophomore and Martinez Commons resident. ... Erun Kham, a sophomore...
  • 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...
  • 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 passé with a proposal to allow boys to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms. No, this isn’t 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...
  • Were Russian Planes Detonated by Al Qaeda Women Smuggling Bombs Inside Their Genitals?

    08/31/2004 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Warhead W-88 · 171 replies · 10,510+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | August 31, 2004 | Ace of Spades HQ
    We now know the Russian planes were blown up by 1) women 2) from the toilets. This dovetails ominously with a six month old report from US intelligence that Al Qaeda was recruiting female terrorists to smuggle 8-12 ounces of explosives inside their vaginas, then extract them and assemble the bomb and detonate it from toilet. More here, including the likely effect on the racial profiling debate.
  • Cop makes arrest in bathroom after smelling crack

    02/24/2009 5:37:18 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 26 replies · 773+ views
    SFGate ^ | Feb 24 09 | SFGate
    The Cecil County Sheriff's Office said a deputy about to take a bathroom break at a gas station smelled crack cocaine and made a quick arrest.
  • Bordello Red Contour Rugs Explained

    04/08/2008 5:08:09 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 55+ views
    There comes a time when it is neccessary to replace those little rugs that surround the toilet bowl. This is NOT a light undertaking !!
  • Sen. Craig Resigns Over Sex Sting (Will retain Michael Vick's Lawyer!:)

    09/02/2007 5:01:34 AM PDT · by ElPatriota · 32 replies · 776+ views ^ | Sep-2-2007 | JOHN MILLER
    -- SNIP -- Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., quit last fall over sexually explicit Internet communications with male pages who had worked on Capitol Hill. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., resigned in 1995 amid allegations he had made unwanted sexual advances to 17 female employees and colleagues and altered his personal diaries to obstruct an ethics investigation. On Saturday, Craig said he would pursue legal options to clear his name. He has retained Billy Martin, a Washington lawyer who represented Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in his dogfighting case, to pursue his legal options. Washington lawyer Stan Brand will represent Craig...
  • University of Vermont Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms

    08/26/2007 3:32:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 850+ views
    University of Vermont Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms Sunday, August 26, 2007 BURLINGTON, Vt. — The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms. It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center — each with a toilet, sink, shower and lockable door — cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom." "It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not...
  • At UVM, no-gender facilities are added

    08/26/2007 10:22:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 368+ views
    AP ^ | August 26, 2007 | Lisa Rathke
    BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms. It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center -- each with a toilet, sink, shower, and lockable door -- cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom." "It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not just a few," said Annie Stevens, assistant vice president for...
  • New toilet design to tackle bullying

    05/02/2007 6:11:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 2,095+ views
    This is Local London ^ | May 2, 2007 | Mark Chandler and Michael Reilly
    UNISEX wash basin areas could be built in schools to help tackle bullying. The move is part of recommendations covering schools in England being rebuilt or refurbished as part of the Government's £45bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme. BSF aims to rebuild or renew every one of England's 3,500 state secondary schools during the 15-year lifetime of the initiative. The new guidelines were issued by the Government agency responsible for delivering the programme, Partnerships for Schools. Toilets in Schools was published earlier this month and details new toilet block designs to be incorporated into all BSF schools. It...
  • Row over (Muslim only) washrooms

    01/28/2007 1:38:10 AM PST · by Dundee · 79 replies · 2,113+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | January 28, 2007 | Mary Papadakis
    A ROW has erupted over Muslim-only washrooms at La Trobe University that can be accessed only with a secret push-button code. Muslim students have exclusive access to male and female washrooms on campus, sparking claims of bias and discrimination. The university and Islamic leaders have defended the washrooms as vital to Muslim students' prayer rituals. ... Australian Family Council spokesman Bill Muehlenberg said concerns over the exclusive facilities were valid. "Do we have a Christian washroom or an atheist washroom?" he said. "The whole thing is madness." ... "If Muslims are saying 'we are good Australians and want to integrate',...
  • New toilet is flush with fish

    01/10/2007 7:35:00 AM PST · by Paddlefish · 17 replies · 610+ views
    NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters Life!) - Home renovators looking to bring life to the smallest room in their home now have the chance -- with a toilet that doubles as an aquarium. The Fish 'n Flush is a clear two-piece toilet tank that replaces a standard toilet tank, with a see-through aquarium wrapping itself around a conventional toilet tank. 'We wanted to develop a product that had a dual purpose - to serve as a proper, fully functional toilet and also as a source of entertainment and conversation,' said Devon Niccole, marketing director of California-based designer AquaOne Technologies Inc....

    03/31/2005 5:24:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 1,285+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 31, 2005 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    March 31, 2005 -- A Queens landlord didn't cross-dress the line by ordering that men who dress as women not use the ladies' room, an appeals court ruled. The state Appellate Division made the finding in a ruling made public yesterday, where it dismissed a sex and gender discrimination suit filed by an AIDS awareness group against its Jackson Heights landlord. The Hispanic AIDS Forum said it was discriminated against after the landlord of its 37th Avenue offices backed out of a deal extending their lease "due to various complaints regarding the use of the bathrooms by its transgender clientele,"...

    06/22/2004 7:47:09 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 199+ views
    Crosswalk/AP Wire services ^ | 6.22.2004 | McCullough
    BANGKOK, THAILAND - According to reports by the Associated Press, tranvestite students in a school north of Bangkok Thailand will be getting their own restroom. The Pink Lotus restroom will be for the exclusive use of 15 students at Thailand's Chaing Mai School of Technology. The room contains four stalls and no urinals. Officials say that female students have complained of men being in the women's bathroom, and the students had been chased out of the men's room on multiple occassions. The students are required to dress as men during school hours but are allowed to maintain feminine hairstyles.
  • U. of C. activists want bathrooms without gender

    11/26/2003 10:20:09 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54 replies · 655+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 11/13/03 | LUCIO GUERRERO
    Transgender, gay and feminist groups at the University of Chicago are asking officials to consider creating more gender-neutral bathrooms, saying some people aren't comfortable selecting a gender-specific facility. "Persons who are not easily legible as male or female often experience various forms of intimidation in these places. If a woman in a women's-only restroom is assumed to be a man, there may be real threats to her comfort and even safety," warns the Coalition for a Queer Safe Campus, a student group comprised of various organizations supporting equality on campus. "Students have faced gay-baiting comments in our university's sex-segregated bathrooms."...
  • Panel calls for neutral bathrooms ("Transgender" Loony Alert!)

    11/21/2003 1:59:13 PM PST · by MikalM · 99 replies · 2,040+ views
    Chicago Maroon ^ | 11/21/03 | Robert Katz
    For most people, deciding which bathroom to use in the Regenstein Library does not require mental gymnastics. But for some, a trip to the restroom is less simple, with gay, lesbian, and transgendered students worried about the implications of which bathrooms they enter. At the Center for Gender Studies on Wednesday night, a panel of four discussed the need for gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, specifically one in the Regenstein and one in Cobb Hall. Members of Feminist Majority, Queers & Associates, and the Center for Gender Studies organized the panel as part of the Coalition for a Queer Safe Campus....
  • The University and its Discontents

    11/04/2003 6:27:40 PM PST · by prman · 2 replies · 190+ views ^ | Nov. 5, 2003 | Barrett Kalellis
    Just when you think that things have settled down on the diversity, multi-cultural and political correctness fronts in our colleges and universities, some newly imagined “outrage” emerges to galvanize students during those hours away from their books. With a long history of being at the forefront of trendy causes, the University of Michigan has become a natural bellwether for detecting heretofore concealed wrongs against some unfortunate group. Once detected, the forces of the university are marshaled into action to rectify the (choose one): a) harassment, b) discrimination, c) oppression. As a demonstration of its bona fides, the U of M...
  • "Querillas" Seek Unisex Toilets at Stanford (PC MADNESS ALERT!)

    12/09/2002 1:05:49 PM PST · by MikalM · 54 replies · 671+ views
    Stanford Daily ^ | 11/27/02 | Alison Pierce
    Student group addresses sexuality, gender issues Alison Pierce Most Stanford students probably don’t spend time thinking about what it means to be “queer.” However, an increasingly visible and vocal queer community exists on campus, and a new student-run group called Querillas seeks to support it by increasing awareness about gender, sexuality and racial issues through activism, discussion and bimonthly meetings. Querillas’ stated mission is “to create and sustain queer activism and to mobilize, educate and empower members of the Stanford community. This is to effect fundamental, long-lasting changes in the University’s structure to ensure a commitment to furthering queer liberation.”...