As federal agencies are taking aim at cutting funding to states that pass so-called “bathroom bills,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest invoked the civil rights battles of past generations in states that passed or are considering a similar law.
“State’s like Tennessee and to a certain extent North Carolina and Mississippi have a long history — even over the last couple of generations — of working through questions of civil rights. President Obama has talked on a number of occasions about the important progress that our country has made with regard to civil rights,” Earnest said. “This is a good illustration that the fight for civil rights is not over.”
What? So now a transgender or even a man who dresses as a transgender and enters a girl’s bathroom is a “fight for civil rights.” Are you kidding me? This insanity needs to stop!
The state laws allow private businesses to set their own policies for public restrooms, and restrict local government from passing anti-discrimination laws on public restroom use.
“Demanding equality for every American and ensuring those Americans are not singled out for targeting because of their sex or their race what their last name is or their religion or who they love or who they are is a struggle that continues,” Earnest said. “The president, every time, is going to be on the side of equality and fairness and justice for every American.”
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox, a former Charlotte mayor, first raised the prospect of yanking funds from North Carolina, the first state to pass a “bathroom bill.” Meanwhile, the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are also reportedly reviewing federal funding to North Carolina.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery warned that if Tennessee passed such a law, it could lose $1.2 billion in Title IX funding from the federal government.
I say…bring it! If Obama and his administration want to cut state funds because they INSIST on having gender-neutral bathrooms in every state, then it’s time for the states to stand up! Gender-neutral bathrooms are a bad idea. Just ask anyone with a daughter who has been violated in a woman’s bathroom.
States need to stop this insanity now! Businesses shouldn’t be subject to criminal penalties from forbidding transgenders or transsexuals into a woman’s washroom, shower or locker room. This isn’t about discrimination. This is about “local control”. The federal government shouldn’t be holding states “hostage” for such stupidity. What’s next bathrooms for pedophiles?