A sweeping order from the Obama administration insists all facilities that receive federal funds must henceforth allow men in dresses to use women’s private facilities including bathrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms. The order includes schools at all levels.
The order comes from the civil rights offices of the Department of Education and the Department of Justice. If schools refuse to provide access, they will be denied federal funding. The order comes on the heels of the federal lawsuit against North Carolina for its law mandating that in public facilities, individuals must use the bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificate.
The order cites Title IX in the federal code that prohibits discrimination in education based on sex. The Obama administration now considers “gender” to be the same as “sex” which means, according to legal experts, that single-sex bathrooms and shower rooms would now also be banned.
The Obama administration says it does not care if other students, parents or the larger community object. Schools have no choice if they want to keep federal money. The order says school officials now have an obligation “to ensure nondiscrimination on basis of sex requires schools to provide transgender students equal access to educational programs and activities even in circumstances in which other students, parents, or community members raise objections or concerns.”
In recent weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ordered that a girl who thinks she is a boy must be allowed to sue her school district in order to use the boys’ facilities.
This week, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared the “transsexual” bathroom issue to the fight for the civil rights of black Americans.
“Transgenderism” is actually quite rare. Even according to the pro-trans Williams Institute at UCLA there are only 700,000 in the entire United States. Evidence also shows that many who think they are the other sex in high school have changed their minds by their mid-twenties. Moreover, there is a growing phenomenon of “sex-change regret,” something even Caitlyn Jenner is said to be experiencing.
The only safe space in bathrooms now appears to be in private and parochial schools or colleges that refuse federal funding.