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  • Houston Demands Oversight of Sermons!

    10/14/2014 9:33:21 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 99 replies
    WND ^ | October 13, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    Officials with the city of Houston, Texas, who are defending a controversial ordinance that would allow men to use women’s restrooms now have demanded to see the sermons preached by several area pastors. The recent move came in a subpoena from the city to pastors for copies of their sermons and other communications in the city’s legal defense of a “non-discrimination” measure that allows “gender-confused” people to use public restrooms designated for the opposite sex. A lawsuit challenging Houston’s move alleges the city violated its own charter in its adoption of the Equal Rights Ordinance, which in May designated homosexuals...
  • Houston Eliminates Gender-Based Restrooms

    06/05/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKIt’s now legal for men to use women’s bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities – and vice-versa – thanks to the passing of the Equal Rights Ordinance in Houston, TX last Wednesday night. Mayor Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, called it “most personally meaningful thing I will ever do as mayor.” The ordinance’s stated goal is to eliminate discrimination in housing and employment for gays, transgenders – 14-characteristics in total – including race, ethnicity, age, religion and disability. Opponents have 30 days to attain more than 17,000 petition signatures to appeal the decision. Careful next time you venture...
  • Dirty hands? Think twice about using that public restroom soap

    09/07/2013 8:07:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 92 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 9/6/2013 | Janet Cho
    AKRON, Ohio -- Here's something that might send you dashing back to the washroom: Microbiologists at GOJO Industries and other institutions have discovered that a quarter of the soap in public restrooms is so contaminated that it leaves your hands filthier than before you washed them. In fact, some of the soap they tested contained so much fecal matter that you're almost better off washing your hands in the toilet after you flush it, said Charles P. Gerba, professor of microbiology in the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. GOJO, the company that invented Purell hand...
  • Stop stand-up urination for men, Swedish politicians urge

    06/15/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    CBC News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Lauren O'Neil
    A Swedish political party is taking a stand against upright urination. At a county council meeting Monday, the Left Party, or Vänsterpartiet, tabled a motion that would require office washrooms to be genderless with a sit-down-only requirement, reported the news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå.
  • 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...
  • Democrat wants grants for women's restrooms in fire stations (promotes gender equity)

    12/26/2011 3:22:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Democrat wants grants for women's restrooms in fire stationsBy Pete Kasperowicz - 12/26/11 10:50 AM ET Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) has proposed legislation that would let fire stations around the country apply for grants of up to $100,000 to build women's restrooms, showers and changing facilities. The Fairness in Restrooms Existing in Stations (FIRE Stations) Act, H.R. 3753, says these grants would help promote gender equity in fire houses. The findings of the legislation says most were built with a "single-gender workforce" in mind, that 50 percent of all fire departments do not have any women employees, and that women...
  • Georgia school denies use of boy's bathroom to transgender child

    09/15/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 125 replies
    Atlanta Journal ^ | 9-15-11 | Christian Boone
    The father of a 7-year-old born a girl said the second-grader, prohibited from using the boys bathroom at school in McIntosh County, has never fit traditional gender roles. At 18 months, the child told Tommy Theollyn, 28, "I'm a boy." The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition, said he wants school officials in this rural southeast Georgia county to view his son the way the child has always viewed himself. "I'm fighting to get a second grader back in school," said Theollyn, who pulled his son out of Todd Grant Elementary after his...
  • With restrooms closed by shutdown, problems pile up at Minnesota state parks

    07/13/2011 6:05:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 56 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-11 | dave orrick
    While such parks normally are bustling with people - and have facilities to serve them - the relative seclusion appears to have emboldened some to do their business along trails and other areas where no Minnesotan would normally dare to squat. "People are taking it upon themselves to go out in the woods and relieve themselves, and without the presence of employees and others, they're not picking up after themselves," Konrad said. "People are also having a tendency not to pick up after their pets."
  • Whizzing by takes on new meaning at Metro

    01/05/2011 1:19:55 AM PST · by thecodont · 7 replies via The Drudge Report / ^ | January 4, 2011 - 7:38am | Adam Tuss,
    WASHINGTON - When you have to go, you have to go, but exactly where some Metro train operators have been going is disturbing. Train operators have routinely been using "pocket tracks" as restrooms, according to a recent employee safety report by Metro's inspector general. Pocket tracks are sections of track just beyond certain stations where trains can be stopped and parked. According to the report, which looked at safety in Metro's office of track and structure systems maintenance: "This safety and health hazard is the result of inadequate time being allowed at the end of the line for train operators...
  • Amtrak's concrete slab to be replaced with bathroomless station

    06/24/2010 5:54:43 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | MIKE SMITH
    Waiting for a thrice-a-week Amtrak train should be slightly more comfortable by February. Travelers should find a nice, brick gabled roof and benches for seating. The open, modern design borrows from the train depots of yesterday. Just don't go there too far ahead of the train with a full bladder. The design for the new $1.2 million station near 11th and West Cedar streets lacks restrooms. The new Beaumont station - paid for with federal stimulus money - is a variation of the design other cities are getting, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. Some of those designs have lavatories; others...
  • The Potty Parity Act, a bill to even out toilets at men's and ladies' rooms

    05/13/2010 9:30:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 905+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2010 | Joe Davidson
    Vivian Y. Bright likes to watch her congressman at work, but she was glad when Rep. Edolphus Towns finally gaveled to a close a hearing on sexual disparity in federal restrooms -- because she had to find one. "Just now, we experienced it," she said. "We went to the ladies room. There's a line." The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Towns (D-N.Y.) chairs, heard testimony Wednesday on legislation to develop a more equitable sexual balance in the number of toilets in federal buildings.
  • City vote opens women's restroom doors to men

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

    09/30/2007 12:03:07 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 224+ views ^ | September 26, 2007
    Federal Appeals Court Rejects Demand of "Transsexuals" for Special Rights DENVER, September 26, 2007 ( - A federal appeals court has issued a significant ruling saying that an employer's concern over the use of restrooms by "transsexual" employees is legitimate, according to Alliance Defense Fund Senior Legal Counsel Brian Raum.  Raum explained further that the court ruled that "transsexuals" do not qualify as a protected class under Title VII. "The court delivered a significant legal punch to political special interest groups who are demanding that persons with Gender Identity Disorder be treated as though they were members of the opposite...

    01/08/2006 4:47:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1,117+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2006 | PHILIP RECCHIA
    January 8, 2006 -- The Big Apple's "potty parity" law will be put into action for the first time. Wolfgang's Steakhouse, a 200-seat eatery at 407 Greenwich St., will be the first new establishment to open and be forced to comply with the new legislation. The result is that the eatery will have four stalls in the ladies room and two stalls and three urinals for the men. The law, designed to solve the age-old problem of overcrowded ladies' facilities, covers new or renovated public spaces, including stadiums, theaters, dance halls, convention centers and drinking establishments. It says that for...
  • More Than 1,000 City Jobs Could Be Eliminated (Chicago)

    11/04/2004 2:19:45 PM PST · by Willie Green · 9 replies · 590+ views ^ | November 4, 2004
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Airport Custodian Positions To Be Privatized CHICAGO -- Mayor Richard M. Daley on Thursday announced his budget team has identified $50 million in cost savings to help close a $220 million budget gap next year, mostly through the elimination of 1,250 city positions. The majority of the positions to be eliminated would come through eliminating vacancies left by the city's early retirement program and other vacancies in city positions, according to Daley. About 800 positions were left vacant after about 2,400 employees took advantage of the city's early retirement program this...
  • Gyro stand expansion nearly tanks - mobile food vendor should build restrooms for customers

    06/18/2003 11:03:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 568+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 06/18/03 | Associated Press
    AMES, Iowa - A planned expansion of a gyro stand is on hold while city officials decide whether the mobile food vendor should build restrooms for customers. The City of Ames has asked a judge to order the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals to specify whether vendor Matthew Goodman must provide an adequate number of approved toilets and hand washing facilities as required by Iowa law. Gyros are Greek-style sandwiches of sliced lamb or beef stuffed into pita bread. "We need to know by official declaration that the policy of the department is that we do not have to...
  • School cameras no longer spying, never were - fakes taken down in restrooms after parent objects

    05/28/2003 12:01:25 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 318+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 28, 2003 | By KARIN SHAW ANDERSON / The Dallas Morning News
    School cameras no longer spying, never were Fakes taken down in restrooms after parent objects05/28/2003 By KARIN SHAW ANDERSON / The Dallas Morning News MESQUITE – Boys will be boys, unless they think they're being watched. That's what the Shands Elementary School principal figured when she had dummy video cameras installed in the two boys' restrooms at the school. What she didn't figure on, district spokesman Ian Halperin said, was upsetting anyone with what district officials confirm were plastic fakes – which have since been taken down. "One parent raised a concern, but the principal brought her in and showed...
  • Saudi voyeurs like new cell phone-cameras

    06/09/2002 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Barbara14 · 4 replies · 448+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Sunday, June 9, 2002 | Staff
    ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia is being urged to ban a new cellular phone that can be used to take digital photographs. The reason: Saudi men have been reported to use the high tech phones to surreptitiously photograph women. Religious police have already confiscated shipments of the new cellular phones. Officials said Saudi women had complained that young Saudi men were slipping the devices into facilities reserved for women and secretly taking photographs, Middle East Newsline reported. Religious police chief Ibrahim Al Ghaith, has urged the kingdom to ban the phones. The phones are being distributed by numerous dealers, including...