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  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals ‘transgender’ law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    03/08/2010 4:19:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 52 replies · 649+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/7/2010 | Selwyn Duke
    There was a time when boys of easy virtue had to content themselves with sneaking a peek at the girls’ swim team during practice. But social engineers may make this 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...
  • 'Biology-based' restrooms called 'discrimination'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/09/2009 4:50:02 PM PST · by nobama08 · 58 replies · 1,275+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2009 | Ron Word
    GAINESVILLE - A blond girl heads from a playground into a women's restroom. A scruffy man, lurking outside, darts in behind her. ``Your City Commission Made This Legal,'' the words on the TV screen read. And it's true, sort of. The dark ad came from opponents of a gender identity provision added last year to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, which now allows the city's roughly 100 transgender residents to use whichever restroom they're most comfortable using. Foes want to repeal the new protection with a March 24 ballot measure that has divided Gainesville, a generally gay-friendly university city surrounded by...
  • Biblical Message Now Criminalized

    06/12/2008 11:51:00 AM PDT · by Lesforlife · 43 replies · 179+ views ^ | June 12, 2008 | Robert Unruh
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK WorldNetDaily Exclusive Biblical message now criminalized Penalties created for those criticizing homosexuality outside church walls Posted: June 12, 2008 12:45 am Eastern By Bob Unruh WorldNetDaily A new Colorado law is helping homosexual activists achieve their goal of forcing Christians to teach biblical condemnation of homosexuality only behind the closed doors of their sanctuaries. The as-yet untested state law promotes sexual identity "perception" to the level of skin color under state discrimination laws. Some opponents are calling it a "bona fide censorship law," and top analysts for Focus on the Family, the...
  • Bathroom Wars

    06/11/2008 10:54:22 AM PDT · by Fichori · 54 replies · 180+ views
    Breakpoint ^ | June 6, 2008 | Chuck Colson
    Bathroom Wars By Chuck Colson6/6/2008 Related Audio/Video Downloads Potty Politics Three months ago, I told you about a new law in Montgomery County, Maryland, that demands co-ed locker rooms and restrooms in all public accommodations. The law was intended to accommodate “transgendered people”—that is, men who say they perceive themselves to be women, and women who claim they consider themselves men. I said, at the time, that we would see extremists in other jurisdictions attempting to pass similar laws. And that is exactly what is happening.Last week, Colorado’s legislature passed—and Gov. Bill Ritter signed—a law that will open all...
  • Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Signs Transgender Bill (Allows Transgendered Men To Use Women's Restrooms

    06/05/2008 8:50:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 97 replies · 1,185+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/3/2008 | Ross Kaminsky
    ... On Thursday, Ritter signed Senate Bill 200 which expands "ant-discrimination" law to cover sexual orientation, meaning not only homosexuality or bisexuality, but also "transgender status or another person's perception thereof." ... A major criticism of the bill by conservatives is that it appears to allow men who self-identify as "transgender" a legal right to demand to be able to user women's bathrooms, health club showers, bathhouses, and any other "public accomodation". Importantly, the bill does not define "transgender". ...In other words, not only is there no legal definition for transgender, but there isn't even a solid dictionary definition for...
  • Colorado Opens Women’s Room to Men, Predators

    05/30/2008 4:25:42 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 35 replies · 244+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 5/30/08 | Duane Lester
    How can any logical person think this is a good idea? Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, a Democrat, signed Senate Bill 200, which essentially let’s any man who says he’s really a woman, use the women’s facilities in public places. By facilities, I mean the restroom and locker room: The bill initially outlines requirements for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation for things like housing, car insurance, funeral services and public accommodation. The bill also extends bans on discrimination, where previously unwritten, for things like race, creed, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital...
  • Colorado Governor Signs Dangerous Legislation

    05/30/2008 6:52:13 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 52 replies · 1,266+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 5-29-08 | staff
    Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, issued this statement late today after Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed SB 200: “Who would have believed that the Colorado state Legislature and its governor would have made it fully legal for men to enter and use women’s restrooms and locker-room facilities without notice or explanation? “Henceforth, every woman and little girl will have to fear that a predator, bisexual, cross-dresser or even a homosexual or heterosexual male might walk in and relieve himself in their presence. The legislation lists every conceivable type of organization to which this law...
  • Ritter signs controversial anti-discrimination bill (he/shes in the bathrooms now)

    05/29/2008 6:43:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies · 279+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 5-29-08 | John Ingold
    Ritter signed Senate Bill 200 this afternoon in his office, without any of the public ceremonies and news releases that came with six other bills he signed today. His spokesman, Evan Dreyer, said the governor was not deliberately trying to keep the signing quiet. In all, Ritter signed 20 bills today, Dreyer said.
  • Not My Shower: Breaking Biological Barriers

    03/05/2008 10:19:26 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 105 replies · 1,374+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 3/5/2008 | Chuck Colson
    Mary Ann Andree was drying her hair in the Rio Sport and Health Club in Gaithersburg, Maryland, last month when the door to the women’s locker room suddenly opened. In came a man, wearing a blue ruffled skirt and make-up. As Andree later told reporters, “I was very upset. There is a lot he could have seen.” Andree is far from alone. A lot of other women in Montgomery County, Maryland, are upset over a new law that demands co-ed locker rooms and bathrooms in all public accommodations. Montgomery County, adjacent to Washington, D.C., passed the law last November to...
  • 8-year-old boy returning to class as girl

    02/09/2008 10:27:07 AM PST · by wagglebee · 128 replies · 351+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/8/08 | WorldNetDaily
    An 8-year-old boy is preparing to return to his home school district in Colorado as a girl, so school officials are designating two school restrooms as unisex facilities, and preparing to counsel other students on the issue of transgenderism. The report comes from KUSA-Television in Denver, which did not identify the third-grade student or his family in the Castle Rock suburban district. But the report said the student had attended his home district several years ago, as a boy, and then had taken classes in another district for a time. One parent, identified by the television station as Dave M.,...
  • Battle heats up over coed-shower law

    02/02/2008 4:47:54 AM PST · by Man50D · 33 replies · 343+ views ^ | February 2, 2008
    A war of words has erupted in Montgomery County, Md., where a citizens group is nearing the number of signatures needed to force a new law granting special protections to those with "gender identity" issues to a vote of the people. Citizens for a Responsible Government must present the signatures of 12,500 registered voters to the county's board of election supervisors by Monday, with another 12,500 due Feb. 16. Officials said they have 10,000 and expect to meet the first deadline. "People are energized; they really feel betrayed by their county government," said Ruth Jacobs, president of the group leading...
  • District allows boy in girls' restrooms

    01/04/2008 6:44:49 AM PST · by wintertime · 84 replies · 912+ views ^ | January 4, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A school district following Maine's Human Rights Law and providing special accommodations to a 10-year-old with "sexual orientation or gender identification" issues is being accused of discrimination by a man whose grandson is being denied those same accommodations because of his sexual orientation – that of heterosexuality. The dispute at Asa C. Adams Elementary School in Orono has the school committee on the defense, the grandfather on the march, and the local Bangor News newspaper trying to set rules for "Christian" behavior for the community. Paul Melanson (Photo courtesy Christian Civic League of Maine) At the heart of the issue...
  • CA: Governor Signs SB 777 (New law will open female locker rooms to transgender men)

    10/12/2007 8:37:08 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 84 replies · 2,198+ views
    Capitol Resource Family Impact e-mail | 12 October 2007
    Coming to a School Locker Room Near You: Governor Signs SB 777 New law will open female locker rooms to transgender men Governor Schwarzenegger has signed into the law the highly controversial SB 777 (Kuehl) that will permit transgender students to enter the locker rooms and restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Under the guise of preventing discrimination and bias against homosexuals, transgenders and other sexual variants, SB 777 will force innocent school children to accept alternative lifestyles. "We are shocked and appalled that the governor has blatantly attacked traditional family values in California," stated Karen England, Executive...
  • 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...
  • Get the ACLU Out of Our Bathrooms

    09/29/2007 11:19:47 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 105+ views ^ | September 26, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    The American Civil Liberties Union has argued in recent years that the right to privacy is so expansive it extends even to partial-birth abortion, in which a doctor kills a fully formed, almost-born child with scissors. "The ACLU has a long history of vigorously defending the right to privacy -- including the right to reproductive freedom," the organization told the Supreme Court last year in a brief arguing that partial-birth abortion is a constitutional right. But two recent court cases demonstrate there is at least one place where the ACLU rejects the right to privacy -- at least for certain...
  • 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...