States have the right to create bathroom bills to keep boys, men and potential pedophiles out of little girl’s or women’s bathrooms, dressing rooms, and locker rooms and visa versa for boys. It’s not up to the ever-expanding Federal government to decide. Nonetheless, the Feds are going to force states to allow anyone who says they are transgender into the bathroom of his/her choice by cutting off funds if they don’t comply.
It’s important LGBTs be protected but that’s not what this is.
When asked if the government would cut funding, Josh Earnest indicated on the 12th that it’s being looked into and the Department of Education is involved.
“Well, this is a question that individual agencies have been considering after previous states have passed these bills into law. I don’t know what mechanism is in place for individual agencies to consider those kinds of questions in advance of a law being passed, but you can check with the Department of Education for greater clarity on that.”
“What I can tell you is that the administration is firmly committed to promoting and defending equal rights of all Americans, including LGBT Americans. And specific laws like this that seek to target and marginalize one small segment of the population is nothing less than mean-spirited. That was true when they passed similar provisions in places like North Carolina and Mississippi, and it’s true even as it’s being considered in a place like Tennessee.What’s also true in Tennessee is that the state has thrived economically in part because of their ability to make their case to businesses across the country that they’ve got a great climate for doing business. Passing mean-spirited bills through the state legislature is not a good endorsement of your business climate. And ultimately, individual businesses will have to make their own decisions about this.”
When asked when it would be completed, he said the Justice Department is working on it with individual agencies:
“I don’t have an expectation for that. You’ll have to talk to the individual agencies about that. They’re obviously coordinating their activities among themselves, and they’re obviously doing this work in conjunction with the Department of Justice, because there are important legal questions that have to be resolved. But I don’t have an update for you in terms of when that work will be concluded.”
Apparently the administration thinks it’s a civil right. Everything is a civil right or a human right if it’s something they want to push through.
“I think what is also true is 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,” Josh Earnest said. “This is a good illustration that the fight for civil rights is not over.”
In demanding “equality for everyone”, it means the majority of Americans have to capitulate.
“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.”
This is just another overreach by the Federal government. We are losing states’ rights in the name of civil rights and equality whether they are or not.
Having the power and might of government agencies, including the Justice Department, bear down on states so no one can have a gender-specific bathroom are the actions of an oppressive Federal government. They are essentially rewriting state laws through force.