No Men in Women’s Bathrooms

Apr 18, 2017 by

“No Men in Women’s Bathrooms”

By Donna Garner

4.18.17

According to a 4.17.17 article in the Texas Tribune, the Waco-based Perryman Group, commissioned by Visit San Antonio and the San Antonio Area Tourism Council, recently produced a “study” that says, “Proposals to regulate which bathrooms transgender individuals may use could cost the state [of Texas] $3.3 billion in annual tourism dollars and more than 35,600 full-time jobs.”  

Before the Texas Legislature and the LGBT-proponents hop on this Perryman Group study as being “the Gospel truth,” I suggest some very important questions need to be asked about this “study” — namely, when was this study conducted?  Does it reflect the current thinking trends of the majority of Americans based on numerous recent events?

First and foremost, all of us need to remember that there is “a new sheriff in town since Nov. 8, 2016 — President Trump.”  This means that many changes are occurring across our land. 

As Texans, we must not lose sight of important events that have occurred in the last several months that directly impact the transgender bathroom bill (SB 6).  Below is a list of recent events:

Was the Perryman Group study done BEFORE or AFTER the following events?

 

(1)  The Austin American-Statesman posted a disturbing news story in which the police said a man went into the women’s restroom at a Central Austin store and asked a stranger if she would help him find a victim to sexually assault. The man said he was in possession of a date rape drug; the police found heroine and other drug paraphernalia on him.

 

(2) Over 2,000 people flooded into Austin for the bathroom bill’s first public debate; 245 people spoke in support of SB 6 because it would keep those who are posing as transgenders from gaining access to women’s bathrooms.

 

 

(3) A panel of Texans held a press conference to give their personal testimonies about how their safety and dignity were threatened in intimate facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms.

 

 

(4) President Trump announced the appointment of Roger Severino to head the Office for Civil Rights of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.  Mr. Severino and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price have indicated they plan to “dismantle the far-reaching tentacles of Obama’s pro-LGBT agenda across the federal government’s bureaucracy.”

 

(5)  The Trump administration revoked Obama’s transgender bathroom federal guidelines which were never law because they had never gone through any legislative approval. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated, “Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue.”  

 

(6) The NCAA agreed to restore consideration of North Carolina for future collegiate athletics games even though the new bill passed by the North Carolina legislature made the LGBT organizations furious.   

 

 

(7)  Nebraska’s state senators ended debate on a bill that would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s employment nondiscrimination statues.  Nebraska has joined 14 other states and 70 cities that have rejected sexual orientation and gender identity proposals in the last year.

 

 

(8) Target Corp. announced its stock value had gone down by 30% after 1.4 million people signed a pledge to boycott the stores because of its embrace of transgender bathrooms beginning in April 2016.  In the second quarter of 2016, the in-store customer traffic fell 2.2% while Wal Mart’s comps rose 1.6%.  Target’s stock price and earnings have never recovered from the boycott. 

 

(9) The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed 2 – 1 to reject the claim that “sex discrimination” includes “sexual preference.” Judge Pryor stated, “Just as a woman cannot recover under Title VII when she is fired because of her heterosexuality, neither can a gay woman sue for discrimination based on her sexual orientation.”

 

 

(10) The American College of Pediatricians published an article entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children.” In this article, leading pediatricians explained that everyone is born with an objective biological binary trait of either “XY” or “XX.”  The pediatricians rejected “all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”

 

 

(11) The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced, “Gay and bisexual men accounted for 83% (29,418) of the estimated new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total estimated new diagnoses in the United States.”

 

 

(12)  The U. S. Census Bureau decided not to include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census and instead will count Americans according to race, gender, and other established characteristics.

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

In line with the many recent events in our nation, the Texas Legislature should pass SB 6 – “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms.”

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