Do you agree with new bathroom law?

There has been a lot of fireworks over the new bathroom bills being passed in this country and the rage has continued into 2017. Over half a dozen states are seeking to enact this bill.

The Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, signed by Richard Nixon, is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

In 2013, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled in favor of 6-year-old transgender student Coy Mathis to use the girls bathroom at her elementary school. This was the first time a ruling of this kind was passed in America.

In states such as California, public restrooms now are all gender restrooms. These restrooms can be used by any person regardless of gender identity or personal expression. On the other hand, states such as Texas opposed passing the bill.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled the Lone Star State proposal on Thursday. “This issue is not about discrimination — it’s about public safety, protecting businesses and common sense,” he said in a statement.

Recently, North Carolina reported to have a deal to end the state’s bathroom law. House Bill 2 must receive enough votes Thursday to seal the deal and the LGBT community is livid about it.

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a choice.

Critics of the bathroom bill say that our tax dollars can be focused on other vital issues such as the homeless population. There are over 600,000 homeless people in the United States. In North Carolina, 11, 448 are homeless.

There are also many veterans that are homeless, those who fought for our county.

LGBT have used women and men bathrooms for decades and although that may change soon. Some parents do not agree with it. They are afraid of their children using public restrooms under these conditions.

The San Francisco metro area came in on top of the new survey, with 6.2 percent of its population identifying as LGBT, followed by Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas at 5.4 and 5.3 percent, respectively. Also making an appearance in the top 10 are Seattle (4.8 percent) and Los Angeles (4.6 percent).

Women and African – Americans have fought for their rights for decades and now gay rights are at the center of attention. In April 2011, the Williams Institute estimated that 3.8 percent of Americans are LGBT.


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