South Dakota Passes Bill Requiring Use of School Restroom Corresponding With Birth Gender

RestroomPIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota has become the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring that public school students use the restroom or locker room that corresponds with their birth gender.

On Tuesday, the state Senate voted 20-15 in approval of H.B. 1008, just weeks after the House advanced the bill 58-10.

“Every restroom, locker room, and shower room located in a public elementary or secondary school that is designated for student use and is accessible by multiple students at the same time shall be designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex,” the bill, authored by Rep. Fred Deutsch, R-Florence, reads.

“In addition, any public school student participating in a school sponsored activity off school premises which includes being in a state of undress in the presence of other students shall use those rooms designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex,” it adds.

The bill notes that those if a student identifies as the opposite sex, and attestation is provided in writing by the student’s parent, an accommodation must be made, such as a “single-occupancy restroom, a unisex restroom, or the controlled use of a restroom, locker room, or shower room that is designated for use by faculty.”

Lawmakers said that the bill was necessary in order to protect the privacy of other students, and has nothing to do with ill will against transgendered persons.

“We’re talking about our youths commingling in bathrooms and locker rooms, biological males and biological females,” Sen. Brock Greenfield, R-Clark. “Do you feel it appropriate for a 13-year-old girl to be exposed to the anatomy of a boy? Or for a boy to be exposed to the anatomy of a girl because of the decisions we make out here?”

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“I know it stimulates lots of passion, there’s nothing I can do about that,” also remarked Deutsch. “If you have boy anatomy, you use boy facilities. If you have girl anatomy, you use girls facilities. And if you’re a transgender student, schools make local decisions to provide you the best reasonable accommodations that they can come up with.”

But transgender advocacy groups have decried the bill, stating that it is “discriminatory” and “harmful.”

“The Republican leadership of South Dakota’s legislature has disgracefully failed to fulfill its most fundamental obligation—to protect the state’s young people from harm,” Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), said in a statement. “History has never looked kindly upon those who attack the basic civil rights of their fellow Americans, and history will not treat kindly those who support this discriminatory measure.”

“The only people to testify in support of this harmful, discriminatory bill were lobbyists—not one South Dakota citizen testified to the necessity of this bill. And that’s because it’s not necessary and we don’t need discrimination codified,” also remarked Heather Smith, executive director of the ACLU of South Dakota.

The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who has stated that he wishes to take some time further considering the measure before deciding on whether to sign or veto the legislation.


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  • Don D Lasater

    If he has a dick, a man, a slit a woman. Simple

  • bowie1

    Sounds fair enough so no one will be embarrassed.

  • Emmanuel

    South Dakota might be the only conservative and God fearing state left in the union. Good job SD, way to lead.

  • Phillip Stemson

    No brainer. You are either a male or a female. The fact this is even having to be discussed is indicative of how disgusting and twisted our society has become.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Actually, it’s indicative of a society that seeks deeper answers in the field of psychology than simple, knee-jerk reactionism.

      • pdburk

        Nice try, Ambulance chaser. The field of psychology (assuming that psychology is scientific) has nothing to do with the political correctness of the day. All of this ‘gender confusion’ comes from a society which has lost its moral center. There is no proof of genetic causation of homosexuality. “Gender orientation”, a term recently coined by a political group, is nothing but a choice by an individual to do whatever they want to do.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          Then you should have no trouble refuting the myriad studies proving transgenderism is not a choice.

          • afchief

            LOL!!! It is a choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            November 7, 2015
            There Is No Such Thing as ‘Transgendered’
            By Tom Trinko

            Conservatives win when people have the truth, because modern liberal causes are always built on lies.

            When conservatives buy into the lie, we lose. For example, gay marriage is culturally accepted, in part, because for 30 years conservatives have been unwilling, out of misplaced sympathy, to correctly describe the gay lifestyle.

            Sexually active gays are essentially never monogamous, die young due to diseases they get from their promiscuous lifestyle, are depressed and despondent, are likely to use drugs, and are fixated on sex, not love. Being a sexually active gay is worse for one’s health than being a smoker.

            Yet conservatives generally haven’t objected to the lie that gays are just like heterosexuals. But once one agrees to that, it’s really hard to explain to low-information voters why gays don’t make great parents and shouldn’t be allowed to marry. On the other hand, conservatives have been constantly pointing out the lies of the climate alarmists, and as a result, the average American couldn’t care less about climate change. Given the truth, the vast majority of people will pick the conservative position most of the time.

            The latest round in liberals’ assault on Judeo-Christian morality is their demented desire to normalize insanity – namely that one’s sex is merely a matter of what one wants it to be. As usual, their position is based on the totally false claim that a person’s sex is not biological, but psychological.

            Christians, whom liberals constantly label as “anti-science,” have no problem realizing that DNA defines our biological identity but not who we are. Yet modern liberals reject settled science and claim that someone with a woman’s DNA can really be biologically male.

            The reality is that the only time a man is trapped in a woman’s body is before he’s born. Similarly, a man can no more will himself to be a woman than he can will himself to be Napoleon – a side-effect of this thing called reality.

            Now, men and women can suffer from gender identity confusion, but while we should strive to help those who think they’re something they’re not, the right way to do so is not to enable their delusions. If an Elvis impersonator suddenly declared that he was Elvis, no sane person would think that the loving response would be to start calling him The King.

            Showing true love to people who identify as transgendered is helping them love who they really are, not telling them that they have to change because they’re not good as they are.

            Sadly, there are signs that some conservatives are buying into the liberals’ false narrative. You might have seen conservative sites that said that the Houston “anti-discrimination” law didn’t pass. This is a bit of terminology that buys into the transgender lie. Letting biological men who simply say they think they’re women into women’s restrooms is not anti-discrimination; it’s pro-discrimination against women. Does the phrase “sexual harassment” ring a bell?

            Similarly, conservatives use the term LGBT as though it were a valid description of biological diversity rather than a purely psychological construct, developed by psychiatrists who tend to self-identify as members of the LGBT “community.”

            Like all other groups, the “transgendered” are viewed by liberals in terms of how they can be used to further the expansion of liberal power and control. If liberals really cared about the “transgendered,” they’d be helping those suffering from gender identity confusion accept who they truly are. Instead, liberals support the “transgender” cause because it’s a direct repudiation of the Judeo-Christian view that men are not gods and that men and women have a biological identity they can’t change. Additionally, by supporting the “transgender” cause, liberals attack the Judeo-Christian view that sex is about more than recreation and is intended to be between a man and a woman.

            Some conservatives feel bad about condemning the “transgender” lifestyle because they think that’s not compassionate. That’s a result of another liberal lie: the lie that saying that a person’s lifestyle isn’t good for him is an attack on the person. Liberals clearly don’t believe that, since they have no problem attacking smokers’ and overweight people’s lifestyles. However, it’s a convenient bit of intellectual octopus ink to muddy the waters and deflect the train of thought of people who aren’t very analytical.

            The reality is that it’s not cruel or unloving to point out the reality of the “transgendered” any more than it’s uncaring to describe the disaster that is the gay lifestyle. What kind person would purposely lie to a smoker about the health consequences of smoking? Yet if we lie about what being “transgendered” or gay really means, we’re lying to people confused about their sexuality about the consequences of their choices.

            Even worse, by buying into the “transgender” lie, we’re directly supporting discrimination against sane people. When a man wants to be in a women’s locker room because he claims he thinks he’s a woman, one of two things is true:

            • He’s lying, because he’s a pervert who’s pretending. This may be more common among teens than one might think, since saying one identifies as a woman does not require one to dress or act like a woman, much less mutilate oneself.

            • He actually thinks he’s something he’s not, which means he’s not really mentally stable.

            In the former case, supporting the “transgender” cause is synonymous with supporting sexual harassment. It’s amazing that the same women who decry “micro-aggressions” by men and who say that a woman can decide days after having sex with a man that she was raped believe that making a teenage girl shower with a boy is just fine.

            In the latter case, allowing a testosterone-powered boy to compete with women in sports is unfair to women. Additionally, many young girls will be emotionally disturbed by the fact that even though this guy claims to be a gal, it’s visually obvious that he isn’t when he looks at them in the shower.

            While liberals claim to worship at the altar of the nonexistent “privacy” clause found in the penumbra of the emanations of the Constitution, in this context, they appear to believe that young women have no right to privacy at all – unless, of course, they want to kill their unborn daughters.

            Once one strips away the liberal lies, the reality is that to properly live the love and compassion that comes so naturally to most Americans, one should not follow unscientific and disproven liberal dogma that one can changes one’s sex merely by willing it. Rather, one should help people suffering from delusions about what they are to become comfortable with reality.

            Once we get voters in general to realize that just as the most loving thing to do for a smoker is tell him that smoking is bad, the most loving thing to do for the “transgendered” is to point out that they can never become the other sex and that they are wonderful just the way they are. Then we’ll be able to block liberals’ attempts to force acceptance of the “transgendered” on Americans.

            Read more: http://www.americanthinker. com/articles/2015/11/there_is_no_such_thing_as_transgendered.html#ixzz3qn4VDs7V

          • Quantz

            You copied that tommyrot from a hideously biased right-wing publication.

          • Andrew

            You prefer hideously biased left-wing publications, guilhermegano.

          • Quantz

            What I prefer is balanced and fair. Of course this is unreasonable to you.

          • Oboehner

            As opposed to your hideously biased pseudo-science.
            Next you’ll be saying Nano really is a cat.

          • Quantz

            That means SO much coming from you, Mr. Young Earth Creationist. If you think Jesus walked the earth with dinosaurs you’re not mentally equipped to lecture people on “pseudo-science”.

          • Oboehner

            All epithets and no substance, typical.

          • Quantz

            No substance, eh? Would this “pseudo-science” you’re referring to be EVOLUTION by any chance?

            You’re not exactly in a position of being taken seriously.

          • Oboehner

            It’s your religious belief…

          • Quantz

            Not according to 99.9% of the civilized world. But of course you know better than scientists.

          • Oboehner

            A popular religion at that, followed by the ever popular (among evolutionists) appeal to authority.

          • Quantz

            It takes a special kind of stupid to call evolution a religion, and please don’t confuse this for an ad hominem because it’s an obvious fact.

          • Oboehner

            Perhaps in your world, the whole thing is based on faith in an atheistic worldview, there is absolutely no proof.

          • Quantz

            There is simply no response to to a statement that bizarre without laughing hysterically for a very, very long time.

          • Oboehner

            No response because you have nothing more than faith.

          • Quantz

            Well, you just keep right on telling yourself that. I’ll be over here with the rest of the real world.

          • Oboehner

            More faith.

          • Quantz

            In your dreams. I’ve got science and reality. You have faith.

          • Oboehner

            So you have documentation for the last 4.6 billion years, or am I supposed to take it on faith?

          • Quantz

            No, you’re supposed to join the 21st century like the rest of us and take it on science.

          • Oboehner

            So just because someone says it’s science I should just have faith in it?

          • Quantz

            No, you should absolutely NOT have faith in it, you should simply believe it, because it IS science.

          • Oboehner

            So what is the difference between: “you should simply believe it” and faith, I don’t see any difference.

          • Quantz

            Oh, I think you do, but you’re deliberately blurring the lines so that science becomes faith and your faith becomes science. Science has been proven (my side). Faith hasn’t (yours).

          • Oboehner

            Proven? What proof? I think it is you trying to blur the lines so that faith becomes science.

          • Quantz

            Evolution has been proven, but clearly you belong to one of those churches that encourages willful ignorance and burying your head in the sand. The proof started with “On the Origin of Species” and just solidified more and more from there, there is overwhelming scientific consensus, schools TEACH it as science, but of course it’s all just a big conspiracy theory, right? And so you QUITE UNBELIEVABLY try to turn it into the very ridiculous thing YOU believe in – faith.

            Well, let’s say I was willing to play your game – my “faith” versus yours. Mine doesn’t talk about a flat earth, talking snakes and donkeys, light being created on the first day when the sun wasn’t created until the fourth, bats being birds, etc. etc. So you’d still lose and lose badly

          • Oboehner

            You keep babbling on about proof and popular opinion, guess I’ll just have to take it on faith as I have never seen any proof whatsoever.
            BTW mine doesn’t talk about flat earth, but yours does talk about exploding dots, life magically appearing out of ooze (even though it can’t be duplicated), and all of our complexities accidentally arriving by random chance despite the second law of thermodynamics. So I guess you lose badly.

          • Quantz

            Speaking of babbling on, all you ever say is “popular opinion” and “faith”when someone confronts you with iron clad proof – this stupidity isn’t going to get any better over time.

            I think a flat earth would pretty much have to have “four corners”, wouldn’t it? Which the Bible DOES say.

            And by the way, the Big Bang theory and the creation of life have nothing to do with evolution, so you don’t even understand the field you’re arguing. Tell me again how badly I lose?

          • Oboehner

            “overwhelming scientific consensus, schools TEACH it as science” – popular opinion.
            No one has ever “confronted” me with iron clad proof, or fairy’s, or unicorns, or…

            “four corners”, metaphoric for South, East, West, and North.

            “And by the way, the Big Bang theory and the creation of life have nothing to do with evolution…” It is your faith however. Evolutionism is just as bad, saying that we all came from a single cell organism based on some minor adaptations is just as ludicrous as creating Nebraska Man from a single pig’s tooth. Tell me again how badly I lose?

          • Quantz

            “overwhelming scientific consensus, schools TEACH it as science” – popular opinion.”

            No, if it were popular opinion it wouldn’t be taught as science, it would be taught as a comparative religion.

            “four corners”, metaphoric for South, East, West, and North.”

            So the Bible isn’t 100% literal then, as your kind are always claiming? If this is metaphor, why can’t the rest of it be? Who decides this? You? Your pastor?

            Nebraska Man was discovered to be a fake. By whom? Scientists. Who loses? You do.

          • Oboehner

            “No, if it were popular opinion it wouldn’t be taught as science…” Too bad it is, there is NO PROOF, just assumption and speculation based on a religious worldview.
            “So the Bible isn’t 100% literal then…” 1 Corinthians explains it quite well.

            Nebraska Man was a fraudulently manufactured in an attempt to prove an un-provable religion. By whom? Scientists. Who loses? You do.

          • Quantz

            Too bad for who? You lose. They wouldn’t teach it as science if there were even the slightest bit of speculation involved. But they do. You lose. They have the proof. You just choose not to believe it and stamping your little feet is making HOW much difference? Have they stopped teaching it in schools because of you? No? Who loses? You do.

            Nebraska Man was not a deliberate fraud, but a mistake, but either way science sorted it out. As it always does eventually.

          • Oboehner

            “They wouldn’t teach it as science if there were even the slightest bit of speculation involved” That has been proven false, they have NO proof, NONE. You just choose not to believe it and stamping your little feet is making HOW much difference.
            They concocted an entire man from a pigs tooth, there is no other explanation other than deliberate fraud. Even taking the pigs tooth out of the equation, they fabricated an entire body of “evidence” out of a single tooth – no more than a blatant lie.

          • Quantz

            Who is this “they” that concocted a man from a pig’s tooth? Every scientist in the world? Were they all in it together, a great big worldwide conspiracy theory?

            “They have NO proof, NONE. You just choose not to believe it and stamping your little feet is making HOW much difference.”

            I hope you realize how completely moronic it sounds when you try to turn my words around on me, because I’m not stamping my feet. I’m quite content, evolution is taught in science classes in schools around the world, and is proven to be a science. With alllllllllll that proof that you refuse to acknowledge while you hold your breath until you get your way.

          • Oboehner

            “Who is this ‘they'” Uh, scientists.

            “Every scientist in the world” Hardly, there are many highly qualified dissenters. Most dissenters are afraid of being blacklisted for speaking up, but hundreds have spoken up.
            LOL, being taught in science classes is not proof, bloodletting was taught in science classes is that fact?
            “and is proven to be a science” – I’m calling BS on that, never been proven, never will.
            With alllllllllll that total lack of proof that you refuse to acknowledge while you hold your breath until you get your way as you stomp your feet and repeat the word “science” over and over to no avail…

          • Quantz

            ” Although Nebraska man was not a deliberate hoax, the original classification proved to be a mistake.”

            Science makes mistakes. Great big huge ones, and then it learns from them. You, on the other hand, make great big huge mistakes and proudly and smugly insist you’re right in the face of bucketloads of information that show you’d be off your rocker to believe otherwise. LOL.

          • Oboehner

            Manufacturing an entire hominid from a single pig’s tooth is a mistake? More like a deliberate fraud, but do explain how one can accidentally fabricate an entire hominid from a single tooth? The only “bucketloads” you’ve presented are bucket-loads of BS, but when that’s all you’ve got…

          • Quantz

            The quote above was taken from Wikipedia’s entry on Nebraska Man. Feel free to look it up, you’ll find it was quoted exactly as written. I still don’t know what you think you’re proving. Science debunked it. Primitive evangelical simpletons did not.

            And if you can’t go to the bookstore or library to read any of the multitude of books on evolution there, I can’t help you. But I think it offers a clue here as to your inability to grasp what the rest of us have: You’re willfully stubborn and can’t accept information that conflicts with your fairy tale.

          • Oboehner

            Wikipedia the site not accepted by universities everywhere.
            I’ll ask again: Explain how one can accidentally fabricate an entire hominid from a single tooth? After all “science” created it.
            All of the books you mentioned contain no proof at all, you must know some – or are you taking it all on faith?

          • Quantz

            If there is dispute on a Wikipedia page you can read all about it in the “talk” area conveniently located at the top of the page. How much would I bet that you didn’t take the time to do this? A lot.

            “All of the books you mentioned contain no proof at all”

            This is such a bafflingly stupid statement that I literally am speechless. Go back to school.

          • Oboehner

            More hot gas and still no proof, how sad.

          • Quantz

            Either you don’t know or don’t care how badly you are embarrassing yourself with your willful ignorance, either way it is a shocking and pathetic sight.

          • Oboehner

            More hot gas and still no proof, how sad.

          • Oboehner

            Got any proof, or just more faith?

          • Quantz

            It’s all proof.

          • Oboehner

            It’s all assumption and speculation along with blind faith – no proof at all.

          • Quantz

            Only to the willfully ignorant, science-phobic, and young earth creationists among us, which is thankfully a very very low number.

          • Oboehner

            *YAWN* the evolutionist playbook, appeal to authority arguments, ad hominem attacks, and baseless claims.

          • Quantz

            Yawn your life away, little one. You lose. Evolution is taught as a science in schools, and nothing is going to change that. Certainly not a bunch of religious zealots.

          • Oboehner

            “Evolution is taught as a science in schools” – appeal to authority argument.
            “a bunch of religious zealots” – ad hominem attack.
            Right on cue true to the old playbook. The real losers are the ones who are taught that religion, lied to about is being “scientifically proven”, then go off believing it without question – you know, blind faith.

          • Quantz

            “Appeal to authority argument” – what argument? It’s taught in schools. Across the world. End of factual statement. Science win and you lose.

            “A bunch of religions zealots” is fact as well, not ad hominem.

            “The real losers are the ones who are taught that religion, lied to about
            is being “scientifically proven”, then go off believing it without
            question – you know, blind faith.”

            Meanwhile it’s taught in schools. We win. And you need to go back to school.

          • Oboehner

            “what argument?” are you really that dense, don’t answer that, you believe evolutionism is science, so yeah.
            “is fact as well” More ad hominem.
            the only thing proven by evolutionism being taught in schools is that some religions get preferential treatment – in the end the students lose.

        • Quantz

          Who gets to define what a “moral Center” is? Evangelicals?

      • Phillip Stemson

        Nope… its a steady slope of degradation and a “me” centered society, disregarding fundamental absolutes.

        • Josey

          The steady slope of degradation is bringing the judgments of a righteous God even closer, I’m ready for this to be over and see my King. Come Lord Jesus Come. God has so much patience, thankfully He is God and gives ppl time to repent of their rebellion against His plans.

      • netprophet

        Why does one’s psychological belief about their gender trump their physical abd biological fact of what they are?

  • AndrewDowling

    Politicians should never pander to deluded, manipulative psychotics. If a psychotic man wishes to use the women’s restroom, make him go find a place in the alley somewhere. Maybe constant inconvenience will bring him back to reality.

  • http://batman-news.com Elizabeth Innes

    Finally common sense.

  • Michael C

    The bill defines biological sex as being “determined by a person’s chromosomes and identified at birth by a person’s anatomy.”

    Who will be paying for all of the genetic testing?

    It’s a bad day for intersex students in SD.

    • AndrewDowling

      Your compassion is so overwhelming.
      Billions of intersex people, and you care so much for them.
      * sniff *

      • Josey

        No, what he cares about and what I gather from his statements is the same concerns I have, I don’t want a man whether he claims to be a woman or not being in the private space of my grand daughter or a woman who claims to be a man being in the private space of my grandson. PERIOD!

      • hytre64

        Since there are only around 7 billion people on the Earth, and “Billions” implies at least two billion, are you really saying that at least 28% of the people on the Earth are intersex?

    • afchief

      Intersex students?!?!? What kind of stupid homofascist PC term is that?

      Males have XY chromosomes and females have XX. Is that too hard to understand?

      • Michael C

        Intersex students?!?!? What kind of stupid homofascist PC term is that?

        You would look less foolish if you took the time to research things unfamiliar to you.

        Males have XY chromosomes and females have XX.

        While you’re looking up the word “intersex,” look up Klinefelter syndrome.

        • afchief

          You are on a Christian site. KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!

          Genesis 2

          The Creation of Man and Woman

          2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created [a]and made.

          4 [b]This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven. 5 Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [c]cultivate the ground. 6 But a [d]mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole [e]surface of the ground. 7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living [f]being. 8 The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. 9 Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

          10 Now a river [g]flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [h]rivers. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it [i]flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it [j]flows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is [k]Tigris; it [l]flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the [m]Euphrates.

          15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [n]eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

          18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [o]suitable for him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the [p]sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the [q]sky, and to every beast of the field, but for [r]Adam there was not found a helper [s]suitable for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The Lord God [t]fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,

          “This is now bone of my bones,
          And flesh of my flesh;
          [u]She shall be called [v]Woman,
          Because [w]she was taken out of [x]Man.”

          24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

          • Michael C

            Please explain to me what is “anti-Christian” about the existence of intersex people.

            You seriously need to try being less ignorant.

          • afchief

            Ignorant?!?!? Did their DNA change? Hello Mr. homo, god made you a man or a woman. Your DNA NEVER changes.

            Is that too hard for you to understand.

            Transgender is just another word for homo!!!

          • Bob Johnson

            Look up “Intersex” or what used to be called “Hermaphrodities” also look up “Turner syndrome:, Klinefelter syndrome:. Estimates run from 1.0% to 1.7% of the population. That means for the United States , we have between 3.169,000 to 5,421,000 people who do not meet your definition of gender.

          • afchief

            You cannot change your sex. Your DNA DOES NOT CHANGE!!!

          • Bob Johnson

            True, your DNA does not change. However your long quote from Genesis 2 states Man and Woman. You are stating that there are only two sexes. That everyone is either XX or XY. This is simply not the case. There are cases of XXX and “X broken Y” and many other variations. Again do a search for chromosome anomalies in humans. This medical field is usually called “intersex” because the people involved fail to fit into your simplistic two sexes model for humanity.

          • afchief

            Whatever! We are talking about a man who wants to be a woman and vice versa. There is NO such thing as Transgender. It is just another word for homosexual.

          • Quantz

            Transgender has nothing to do with sexual attraction. It has to do with identity. Changing your sex does not change the attraction you had before the sex change. Where on earth did you get the idea they were the same thing?

          • afchief

            First they said they just wanted to come out of the closet. Then they wanted to be tolerated. Then they fought to be included. Then they demanded special laws. Now they want to pee next to your young daughter. The homosexual juggernaut knows no shame.

          • Quantz

            This story has nothing to do with homosexuality, so why are you ranting about that?

          • netprophet

            Yes, they are anomalies from the norm of just two sexes. This case has nothing to do with those people. It is about people who are clearly one sex or the other deciding for themselves that they are something other than what they are physically and taking that psychological twisting and foisting on the rest of us when entering bathrooms.

          • Bob Johnson

            My response was to afchief’s message which stated, “Males have XY chromosomes and females have XX. Is that too hard to understand?”

          • netprophet

            So, even if what you say is true, the 98.3% to 99% have to cater to the whims of the 1.0-1.7%. On your view, shouldn’t we have a third bathroom for those folk?

          • Michael C

            ignorant.

          • Bob Johnson

            Actually, “willfully ignorant” as he seems to lack the desire to do even minimal research.

          • afchief

            Given over to a reprobate mind!

          • Andrew

            Nice stock response there.

            So clever.

            Next time, use “bigot.”

          • Michael C

            I gave afchief three chances to educate himself on the topic of intersex people. He refused. I don’t know a better word to define that.

        • netprophet

          This case has nothing to do with “intersex people”. It has to with people who are clearly one gender or sex and deciding that they are the opposite and imposing that view on the rest of us when entering public restrooms.

          • Michael C

            The law, as it’s written, doesn’t have anything to do with intersex people? Did you read the law?

    • netprophet

      But it is a good day for those who are offended by a woman waltzing into a men’s room or a man waltzing into a woman’s rest room.

      • TheKingOfRhye

        I’d be offended by anyone ‘waltzing’ into a restroom. Personally, I always just walk into them.

    • Phillip Stemson

      Intersex students? Are you out of your mind? That is sick beyond words. It is indefensible.

      • Michael C

        If you don’t know what a word means, you should look it up.

        Please. Look up the word intersex.

        • Phillip Stemson

          I know very well what that is. It is indeed disgusting. You are either one or the other. Don’t buy into the lies of the liberal media.

  • SFBruce

    It’s troubling to see so many states consider and/or pass this kind of legislation. In addition to trans individuals, the intersex condition includes a number of circumstances where gender is in some way not as clear cut as most of us imagine it to be. For example, about one in 2000 babies is born with ambiguous genitalia. Where do those folks go to use the restroom?

    • netprophet

      They can decide which one of the two. This case is about people who are clearly one gender but selfishly deciding that they are the other gender and forcing the rest of us to accommodate them. They don’t want to be offended but will go to enormous lengths to offend everyone else.

      • SFBruce

        “They can decide which one of the two.”

        Experts on this condition now believe surgery to remove the ambiguity should not happen until the individual is old enough to have a clear gender identity. Members of the trans community don’t “decide” they are the other gender. Most of us happen to see ourselves as the same gender as our genitalia would suggest; however, for members of the trans community, their gender identity is in conflict with their physiology. It’s not a question of their being offended, it’s a question of how to deal with the enormous conflict that haunts them everyday.

  • Becky

    “But transgender advocacy groups have decried the bill, stating that it is ‘discriminatory’ and ‘harmful.'”

    Enablers are the ones causing harm to those confused souls.

    • afchief

      We have reached the point in America where elected officials are willing to trade the protection of the modesty of young girls and boys for the perverted whims of those who think such cultural standards are discriminatory and sexist.

  • Amos Moses

    The Horror………………………….

  • Nidalap

    It’s sad that this type of decision even is necessary at all. Nice to see common sense hasn’t been totally eradicated just yet…

  • Josey

    Jesus is coming soon with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgement upon the unrepentant, they will soon be running for the hills but the hills will not hide them, men will fall down dead in fear of what is coming upon the earth. Soon and very soon we who trust in Christ are going to see Him, Hallelujah, hallelujah! Praise to the Most High God!

    • Quantz

      And what if He doesn’t like your behavior, Josey? What if he says you were in-Christlike in your treatment of LGBT people, and sends you to hell?

      • Josey

        I have been washed in the blood of Jesus and have repented and been made a new creation, I repented and fall on my knees before Him and when He shows me my error I repent and turn from it. I am not perfect by no means but I seek Him daily to be more like Him and I have a guarantee in John 10:28, 29 vs 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. vs 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.