Tag: LGBTQ

All-gender bathroom bill passes California Assembly

reaking with Republican-led states and cities that have moved to restrict bathroom use, the California Assembly on Monday passed legislation requiring all single-stall bathrooms to be open to people of any gender.   As the plight of transgender people has opened a new front in civil rights fights, some elected officials have sought to require […]

Obama Threatens North Carolina on Bathroom Privacy, Pushes ‘Gender Fluid’ Society

President Barack Obama’s deputies have told the North Carolina Governor that all single-sex public bathrooms — including those in K-12 schools — must be opened to people of both sexes by Monday to prevent “discrimination” against the roughly 1-in-2,400 American adults who say they’re transgender.   If the state doesn’t give up Americans’ right to […]

Justice Department Says NC’s ‘Bathroom Law’ Violates Civil Rights – ABC News

The department gave the state until Monday to respond to the letter “by confirming that the State will not comply with or implement HB2.”   A Justice Department source tells ABC News that the Justice Department hopes that the state will comply with the letter voluntarily. If the state does not, the source said that […]

Bathroom confusion gathering momentum

he issue of whether or not transgenders can use bathrooms for the opposite biological sex could well be headed to the Supreme Court, following a decision by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. And in California, parents and students are privately battling out the issue at their local school.   The Fourth Circuit ruled […]

In N.Y., White House poised to create first monument to gay rights struggle

President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement.   While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries […]

Citizens, leaders push back against Target

An Alabama town will have free legal assistance if activists file a legal challenge to their transgender bathroom ordinance.   Citizens and city leaders in Oxford, Alabama, expressed their concern last week about Target’s policy that allows men to use women’s restrooms and fitting rooms. That’s the same policy that has been the subject of […]

Transgender Restrooms: Not a Federal Case

As the transgender restroom issue heats up, presidential candidates are weighing in. And they seem to be forgetting at least one very crucial fact: As important as this is as a national issue, it is not a federal issue.   The battle began in February when the Charlotte, North Carolina City Council passed an ordinance […]

Rep. Cicilline: States Using Religion as ‘Excuse for Discrimination’ Against LGBT

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said at a press conference on Thursday that the bill he sponsored to include “sex,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity” as protected classes under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was needed to counter state laws and proposed state laws that are “allowing religion to be used as an excuse for discrimination.”   […]

Target Boycott Crosses 1 Million Signers, Stock Sinks by $1.5 Billion

More than 1,000,000 people have signed the boycott pledge against Target, following the secretive decision by executives to open all of their stores’ bathrooms and changing rooms to people of both sexes.   Late Thursday night, roughly 75 people a minute were adding their name to the petition as it clicked over 1 million, just […]

Blurring Gender Lines: The Ultimate Form of Moral Relativism

Who would have thought that a retail giant and a bathroom policy would ignite a national debate?   But that’s exactly what has happened, as nearly a million concerned citizens have signed an American Family Association #BoycottTarget pledge after the corporation announced that it was restating its bathroom policy. According to Target, transgender team members […]