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More and more people believe that “gender identity” deserves legal protection. Currently, non-discrimination laws with explicitly transgender-inclusive provisions exist in 92 cities and counties in addition to 13 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s latest figures. That’s a total of 106 jurisdictions covering approximately 104 million people (37% of the U.S. population). Of those 106 jurisdictions, only 12 (11%) banned gender identity discrimination prior to 1997. This means that 94 (89%) have gotten on board just in the last ten years. That’s quite a trend. In addition, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) recently introduced a bill that would make employment discrimination based on gender identity a federal crime.
Despite these developments, very few people want to have this discussion, which means that a bathroom revolution is unlikely to gather much popular support outside of progressive habitats. Most people like the system as it is; they want bathrooms to remain places of one-gender rule, inaccessible to outsiders. The rules are easy to understand: Go where biology leads you.
Not so in gender-neutral bathrooms. There, your inner sense of gender, not your inner sense of nature, has the final call on whether you are at the right place. No need to worry, however. If you’re ever confused, there’s always one option: Just say, “I am a ______ and I’m supposed to be here.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?