Social justice warriors who have been up in arms over North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” are celebrating a victory today.
From the NYTimes.com:
Weeks after a new North Carolina law put transgender bathroom access at the heart of the nation’s culture wars, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled on Tuesday in favor of a transgender student who was born female and wishes to use the boys’ restroom at his rural Virginia high school.
Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people note that the ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit applies to North Carolina, where the controversial law approved last month limits transgender people to bathrooms in government buildings, including public schools, that correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates.
As a result of the ruling, those advocates say, that portion of the North Carolina law that applies to public schools now clearly violates Title IX — the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in schools.
Just to shake this down to the bare-bones: A mentally ill young woman in Virginia sued for the right to make boys in her school uncomfortable. The ACLU took up the case and won through the judicial fiat of activist judges with a U.S. Court of Appeals, that expands into North Carolina.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory expressed his disapproval with the big government overreach into the realm of decency, and at the expense of the safety and comfort of everyone else.
I disagree w/ what Obama, ACLU & AG Cooper have done to force schools to allow boys & girls to share restrooms.https://t.co/FNqhmhNS7y
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) April 19, 2016
This is not a situation that is going to just go away. If parents with young daughters in public schools are concerned, they have every right to be. Our federal government, at President Obama’s behest, is forcing the public to accept the risk of having young girls videoed in the showers or while using the restroom. Their privacy and comfort does not matter. Politicians like North Carolina’s Democrat AG Roy Cooper feel that the risk of a sexual assault in the bathroom is a risk worth taking, as long as .03% of the population don’t have their feelings hurt.
If you’re reading this and you feel like your head is about to explode, you’re one of the sane ones.
This seems like a clear-cut 10th Amendment case, but the current administration is no respecter of our Constitution and it seems that very few of the population either care to know their rights, or to become actively involved in preserving them (as we can see by those being offered up as legitimate contenders for office).
We will see how North Carolina responds to this new assault, but for the citizens who are keeping up with this and know it to be lunacy, it may be time to consider a bit of organized civil disobedience.
It is, after all, within our rights, and sanity dictates it.