November 1, 2016

Supreme Bathroom Wars

Will eight justices be able to unclog the transgender toilet?

It’s Nov. 1, 2016, and for reasons that are unfathomable to most humans throughout the world there is an ongoing debate from a very small minority of Rainbow Mafia activists who are trying to force the rest of humanity to accommodate their demands regarding which bathroom to use. Now, with all of the problems facing America — ever-increasing debt, skyrocketing health insurance costs, excessive taxation and regulation and lawlessness of so-called public servants — the divisive issue of bathroom use for alleged transgender people is a case the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear in the coming months.

The specific case considers whether the Obama administration can force public schools to let allegedly transgender students use whatever bathroom instead of the one that he or she biologically should use. The plaintiff is a 17-year-old female who “identifies” as a male and demands the “right” to use the male restroom. Because the school denied this demand, she cried discrimination because her “civil rights have been violated.”

Let that sink in for a minute.

Apparently, it’s not sufficient that the Gloucester County public school system in Virginia has a policy requiring alternative restrooms for allegedly transgender students. The truly sad part is this girl needs far deeper help than merely breaking down bathroom barriers.

The Daily Signal reports, “In a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, [the girl] claims the district’s policy violates Title IX and the Constitution’s equal protection clause. Though a district court sided with the schools, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled for [the girl], finding that the courts must defer to Department of Education guidelines requiring schools to treat students consistent to their gender identity to comply with Title IX.”

So we have the Obama administration issuing an imperial decree about the bodily functions of school children. This is another example of egregious executive overreach, and now the Supreme Court will finalize the interpretation of this nonsense.

Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw raises several questions he hopes the Court will settle once and for all:

“Is the human race divided biologically into two genders — male and female — in a way which can be readily identified in all but the tiniest fraction of cases by a quick examination of the genitals of a child at birth? And failing that, are we to at least accept the well-established science of genetics and turn to the individual’s 23rd pair of chromosomes for an answer, assuming one was ever required? Or is ‘gender’ something ‘fluid’ as LBGT activist’s claim, with everyone being able to decide what gender they feel like at an emotional level? Far more importantly, even if we properly allow people the freedom of expression in their private lives, does that perception cross all legal boundaries to the point where that ‘decision’ can be forced on the rest of us? Can such ‘feelings’ be used as a basis to demand that a boy must be allowed to share the school’s female shower facilities because he ‘identifies’ as a girl?”

Any person with the most basic logic and reason should be able to answer these questions, and this case should be a no-brainer for SCOTUS. But with pressure from the Rainbow Mafia to defy biological and scientific evidence, and widespread judicial activism on the bench, we suspect Anthony Kennedy will side with the activists in a 5-3 ruling.

Meanwhile, as if the issue of which bathroom transgender people should use isn’t enough, Obama also recently announced a rule that threatens to strip federal contracts from religious relief organizations and charities that adhere to traditional views of gender and sexuality.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the rule prohibits organizations contracting with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender “identity.” She added, “The United States also needs to do more to institutionalize efforts to promote LGBT rights.” Substitute “agenda” for “rights” and you have it.

For this administration and nearly every homosexual activist group, it’s not enough even to acknowledge their choices; we must embrace their lifestyle choices, accept them for “who they are,” and make them part of who we are. And in doing so, there will be no room for religious liberty, and no allowance for speaking the truth. Such things will be viewed as hate crimes.

This issue, among numerous other ones, is why this presidential election is so important. Hillary Clinton will continue to erode our religious liberty and pack the federal courts with judges who side with the Rainbow Mafia. By contrast, Donald Trump has vowed to appoint justices who uphold the Constitution. There is an awful lot at stake for the future of this country, humanity and, sadly, which bathroom people will use.

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