First, Macy’s allowed transvestites to enter women’s dressing rooms. Now, the Obama Administration is paving the way to allow men to enter women’s restrooms.
Specifically, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is requiring that the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith allow a man to use the women’s restroom. Jennifer Braley is a 38-year-old father. Born a man, Braley—who has been married and divorced twice—self-identifies as a female.
The university tried to accommodate him with gender-neutral restrooms, but that was not good enough. According to a report from CampusReform.org, after Braley filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, administered by Attorney General Eric Holder, the DOJ caused the university to reverse its policy and allow the anatomically male student to use the women’s restrooms.
“It has never been about equality,” says Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. “It continues to be about changing public morals and elevating homosexual rights ahead of the privacy rights and religious liberties of others.”
On the website aimed at raising money for the sex-change operation, Braley notes that he has been living as a female full-time for a year and a half. He was using the women’s restrooms on campus without trouble until he began conducting Gender Identity Disorder lectures in the university’s psychology department.
“Those lectures would be the beginning of all my problems,” Braley writes. “Some saw me using the women’s public restrooms and complained to the university. … My second problem arose when I tried to move onto campus.”
As Staver sees it, the Braley case is just another example of the consequences of including “‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the list of other protected civil rights classes, such as race, age and disability,” Staver noted. “It is really just the tip of the iceberg. Below the surface of homosexual rights and same-sex marriage is a catastrophic ice shelf. America needs to stop and change course.”
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