The Left, Bathrooms, Obama and the Tyranny of the Minority

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THE ATTACK FROM THE LEFT

This is how the left engages in its assault on the fabric of the civil society.  They look for the “soft spots” and then pick a fight.  Men have been dressing as women and passing for them since dirt was new.  It’s hardly an issue for a male passing himself off as a woman in dress and demeanor, to use a woman’s rest room.  Who would even notice?

In their effort to undermine the civil society, the Left chooses its targets wisely.  The question is first posed to the public narrowly:

Should transgender people be permitted to use public restroom facilities they identify with, rather than be limited to the restroom of the gender they were born to?  

THE TYRANNY OF THE MINORITY

It seems almost ridiculous to be having the conversation for a number of reasons.  To begin with, what is the legal definition of transgender?  Is the controlling factor in this definition, the gender the individual identifies with or the one they were born to?  Is no consideration to be given to their anatomical and genetic circumstance?  Is transgender, at least for some, really more of a behavioral, rather than a physical condition?  Moreover, how many people are we really talking about here?  This is an important consideration, given the fact that 99.7% of all Americans who don’t identify as transgender will be compelled to accommodate 3 out of every 1,000 people who at least call themselves, “transgender.”

The most recent data from surveys including the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth, the 2009 California Health Interview Survey and federal data such as the Decennial Census or the American Community Survey were analyzed by Gary Gates, a distinguished scholar at the Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law.  Those surveys state that about 0.3% of the American population “identifies as transgender”.  Here’s the problem with that:  it’s a subjective determination and the number of people who truly are transgender is likely to be much lower.

Without a clear, legal definition of what is transgender, how could we possibly know who is transgender?  In its efforts to dictate federal policy to the states regarding so called transgender people, the Obama Administration has not only politicized the use of bathrooms, but they have issued rules that will now place school children at risk.  The risk is not necessarily with a person who is genuinely transgender.  Rather, the risk derives from the consequence of not having an objective definition of what a transgender person actually is.  Until now, all the discussions have centered on how the individual identifies themselves, leaving that definition entirely in their hands.

SEXUALIZING SCHOOLCHILDREN

As a practical matter, public school officials will have no way to prevent a male high school senior from showering with a 14 year old freshman female, provided the male declares himself as “identifying as a female.”  On what basis could that ever be challenged?  It also creates conditions where rape and statutory rape are more likely.  How will school administrators and faculty police the school showers when they know the blunt instrumentalities of the federal government are arrayed against them?  The likely outcome is that school officials will not risk a legal battle that results in the draining of resources from the school system.  This will create even more chaos in the school system than already exists.

HOMOSEXUALIZING SCHOOLCHILDREN

The current controversy over rest rooms and showers in public facilities and schools should come as no surprise.  Since he was first elected in 2008, Barack Obama has unleashed the most militant and radical pro-homosexual agenda on Americans.  It began surreptitiously in the school system.

Early in his first administration, Barack Obama appointed a “Safe Schools Czar” named Kevin Jennings.  The title “Safe Schools Czar” is very misleading.  Most would look at the term and feel comforted that the President cares about making schools safe for children.  But that isn’t what the Safe Schools Czar was tasked to do.  His job was to make schools safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgenders.  It was part of Obama’s pro-homosexual agenda that was hiding in plain sight and ignored by the mainstream media.

Kevin Jennings himself has quite an “interesting” background.  A transcript from a 1997 speech shows Office of Safe Schools chief Kevin Jennings in the U.S. Department of Education expressed his admiration for Harry Hay, one of the nation’s first homosexual activists who launched the Mattachine Society in 1948, founded the Radical Faeries and was a longtime advocate for the North American Man-Boy Love Association, NAMBLA.

Obama appointed the most radical person anyone could have ever imagined into a position, the Congress wasn’t required to approve.  Kevin Jennings had a past that was so completely off the charts radical, it’s almost impossible to overstate.  Kevin Jennings was outspoken in his support of NAMBLA and the repeal of laws governing the age of sexual consent.

In 2002, after the death of Harry Hay, Jennings said, “NAMBLA’s record as a responsible gay organization is well known. NAMBLA was spawned by the gay community and has been in every major gay and lesbian march. … NAMBLA’s call for the abolition of age of consent is not the issue. NAMBLA is a bona fide participant in the gay and lesbian movement. NAMBLA deserves strong support in its rights of free speech and association and its members’ protection from discrimination and bashing,” he said.

Remember, this was Obama’s first appointee for “Safe Schools Czar.”

Kevin Jennings was the founder of  the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts.  GLSEN held its 10 Year Anniversary conference at Tufts University in 2000. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money.sexkit

During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21” session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice, where the hand is forced into another person’s anus.  Fisting kits were distributed to children by Planned Parenthood, another participant in the event (pictured here).

There was a heightened sense of security with many Tufts campus police being highly visible in order to stop parents from seeing what occurred at the conference.

 

All  of this was the handiwork of Kevin Jennings, the man Barack Obama appointed.  Fury erupted in Congress and eventually Jennings was forced to resign his position, but today’s actions by the Obama Justice Department and Department of Education are clear indications that Obama’s agenda to promote homosexuality in American society has not abated.

OBAMA’S RADICAL HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

The Obama administration will send a letter to every public school district in the country telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity as opposed to their birth certificate.

The letter, first obtained by The New York Times, is signed by officials at the Justice Department and Department of Education. It will be sent out to the districts on Friday.

While the letter does not have the force of law, it does warn that schools that do not abide by the administration’s interpretation of civil rights law may face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid, The Times reported.

“There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.

“No student should ever have to go through the experience of feeling unwelcome at school or on a college campus,” Education Secretary John B. King Jr., said in his own statement. “We must ensure that our young people know that whoever they are or wherever they come from, they have the opportunity to get a great education in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and violence.”

Under the guidance, schools are told that they must treat transgender students according to their chosen gender identity as soon as a parent or guardian notifies the district that that identity “differs from previous representations or records.” There is no obligation for a student to present a specific medical diagnosis or identification documents that reflect his or her gender identity, and equal access must be given to transgender students even in instances when it makes others uncomfortable, according to the directive.

“As is consistently recognized in civil rights cases, the desire to accommodate others’ discomfort cannot justify a policy that singles out and disadvantages a particular class of students,” the guidance says.

The administration is also releasing a separate 25-page document of questions and answers about best practices, including ways schools can make transgender students comfortable in the classroom and protect the privacy rights of all students in restrooms or locker rooms.

The move was cheered by Human Rights Campaign, a gay, lesbian and transgender civil rights organization, which called the guidelines “groundbreaking.”

“This is a truly significant moment not only for transgender young people but for all young people, sending a message that every student deserves to be treated fairly and supported by their teachers and schools,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement.

Earlier this week, the Justice Department and the state of North Carolina filed dueling lawsuits over the state’s controversial “bathroom” law, with the Obama administration answering an early-morning lawsuit filed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory with legal action of its own.

In their suit, the DOJ alleged a “pattern or practice of employment discrimination on the basis of sex” against the state over the law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate.

McCrory, in his lawsuit, accused the administration of a “baseless and blatant overreach” in trying to get the policy scrapped.

“This is an attempt to unilaterally rewrite long-established federal civil rights laws in a manner that is wholly inconsistent with the intent of Congress and disregards decades of statutory interpretation by the Courts,” the state’s suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina, said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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