Thursday, January 14, 2016

Outlawing 'Transgender' Restroom Use in Virginia

Who could have imagined that a new law would be required to ensure that people use the public restroom that corresponds with their God-given anatomy? Yet, a bill introduced in the Virginia legislature is being vilified for doing just that.
“. . . the U.S. Justice Department is trying to bully schools into having boys and girls shower together. . . Do you want boys and girls showering together? Because that’s where this is headed.  [In contrast, this] legislation will protect the privacy rights of the vast majority of the children in Virginia and respect the rights of those who want to be a different gender than what they are. . . . It’s just common sense. But unfortunately, there seems to be a shortage of common sense these days.”
-- Delegate Mark Cole, R–Spotsylvania
UPDATE 2/9/16: Virginia Bathroom Privacy Bill Defeated (see excerpts below)

For background, read President Obama Forces Wildest Transgender Agenda on School Children Using Full Force of Federal Government and now Hillary Clinton Promises Even MORE 'Transgender/Gay Rights'

Also read Virginia School Sued for Letting Girls in Boys Locker Room

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Kindergartners Taught Transgenderism in St. Paul School and also Taught Sex Change in Maine School

Minnesota & California OK Boys on Girls' School Teams, in Showers (claiming Title IX)

Missouri Residents Protest Transgender/Gay Boy in Girls Locker Room

Parents' Lawyer Halts Wisconsin School Transgender Sneak Attack

And read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victims and Professionals

-- From "8News Daily Poll: What should be the basis for deciding which bathroom transgender students use?" posted at WRIC-TV8 (Richmond, VA) 1/13/16

A measure (HB 663) sponsored by Delegate Mark Cole would require school boards to create and implement bathroom policies that require students to use gender-specific bathrooms based on their “anatomical sex” and not on how they identify themselves. An individual could also request a unisex bathroom.

One supporter argued during Wednesday’s General Assembly session that, “our young girls have a right to be in the bathroom and not expect their privacy to be vulnerable.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "$50 Fine for Using the 'Wrong' Restroom?" by Sandy Hausman, WVTF-FM89.1 NPR (Roanoke, VA) 1/13/16

Under federal law, it’s illegal to discriminate against students because they’re male or female, and the American Civil Liberties Union says that also applies to transgender children, so the director of Virginia’s office, Claire Gastenaga, is dismayed by several bills drafted by state lawmakers.

But Delegate Mark Cole defends his decision to try and restrict access to restrooms based on anatomy.  He would require school boards and state agencies to adopt a policy fining violators $50, and he says his constituents view this as a legitimate problem.

Critics say self-image is a complicated matter -- that children cannot be defined solely by anatomy, and Gastenaga says enforcement would necessitate physical inspections.

[Cole] says the bill would also protect school districts from lawsuits, but Gastenaga believes courts will side with transgender people in the years to come – ruling that it’s discriminatory to bar them from the bathroom where they believe they belong.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Del. Cole files bill restricting restroom use of transgender people" by Vanessa Remmers, The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA) 1/12/16

[Cole] said concerns raised by Stafford County parents about a transgender student’s use of the female restroom at a county school prompted him to file the proposed legislation.

Hartwood Elementary School staff originally allowed the transgender student to use the restroom of the gender the student identifies with.

At the time, Stafford school officials said they wanted direction from state legislators on how to grapple with such issues.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Creepy Virginia Toilet Proposal Could Require Genital Inspections, Critics Fear" by Ed Mazza, Overnight Editor, The Huffington Post 1/13/16

House Bill 663, proposed by Delegate Mark Cole of the state's House of Representatives, defines anatomical sex as "the physical condition of being male or female, which is determined by a person's anatomy." It would require all restrooms on property owned or leased by the state "solely be used by individuals whose anatomical sex matches such gender designation."

The proposal would also allow schools to create a single-stall unisex bathroom or shower for students who request it.

The bill does not specify how "anatomical sex" will be confirmed by the law-enforcement officer, but civil rights advocates say there's really only one way to be sure.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Virginia lawmaker says his bathroom bill won't require genital checks for children" by Rebecca Ruiz, 1/13/16

Cole refuted that claim in his statement, arguing that administrators could verify "anatomical sex" through a student registration form or birth certificate. The legislation, he added, would be enforced when administrators or authorities receive complaints.

"Contrary to what has been said about the legislation, it does NOT require genital checks," Cole said. "That is a lie started by those who want to make all facilities, including school restrooms, dressing rooms, and showers, 'gender neutral.'"

Cole said that a group of parents in his district requested the legislation, citing concern about a male student who wanted to use the girls facilities. Cole's district includes the city of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 2/9/16: From "Bill to force transgender students to use bathroom of biological sex dies in House committee" by Graham Moomaw, Richmond Times-Dispatch

The bill [House Bill 781] died in the Republican-controlled committee on a bipartisan [8-13] vote.

“This is a little bit complicated, and I’m not comfortable sending a signal to the courts that we’re making a decision in anticipation of what they may or may not decide,” said Del. Thomas A. “Tag” Greason, R-Loudoun.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read All Ladies' Rooms Open to Men in Washington State as the Federal Government OKs Perverts in Employees' Restrooms Across America

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