March 22, 2016
Last week Representative Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe), Senator Newman (R-Hutchinson) with 43 House and four Senate co-authors introduced legislation that seeks to protect the privacy, modesty and safety concerns of the public. This legislation (HF 3396/HF 3395 and SF 3002) does the following:
- Defines a person’s “sex” as biological;
- Clarifies that nontraditional sexual identity or sexual orientation may not override another person’s right to privacy based on biological sex;
- Reserves employer restrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms for males or females;
- Prohibits public schools and universities from allowing access to restrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms to students except on the basis of biological sex;
- Thank the authors, all of them, for standing up to protect and defend the rights of children and the public for basic safety and privacy.
- If your House and Senate members are not listed as co-authors, urge them to sign on. (Find the bills here. Find your state legislators here.)
- Urge your House and Senate members to vote YES on HF 3396 and SF 3002.
- Urge your House and Senate members to SPEAK OUT on this issue. 90% of the public opposes bringing boys into girls’ and women’s bathrooms, showers and locker rooms, and to the radical reinvention of gender!
- Help us get this information out! We need your financial support to do that!
Militant LGBT activists are trying to intimidate all of us into silence. Simple actions such as this legislation are labeled as bigotry and hatred. Do not allow them to silence you by shrill and outrageous name-calling. Show the younger generation how to take the heat for doing what is right!
WHY WE NEED THIS LEGISLATION
In 2015, the St. Paul and Minneapolis School Districts implemented policies to allow gender-confused students to use the private facilities that match their gender identity. A transgender teen testified to the St. Paul School Board, “I should be able to walk into a bathroom and not have people question if I’m supposed to be in there.”
In February of this year, a 15-year old gender-confused boy in the Virginia, Minnesota High School, who has been allowed to play as a girl on the girls’ basketball team, entered the girls’ locker room, and, while clearly looking around at five girls who were already undressing, began to undress himself in front of them, pulling off his pants and shirt. The five girls, who were in various states of undress for basketball practice, some without shirts or shorts, ran into a restroom in shock. The administration has not intervened to stop this boy. Even a police report has been ignored.
In January of this year, St. Paul Nova Classical Academy Charter School was threatened with a lawsuit if they did not adopt the St. Paul School District policy and teach young students (K-5) to accept and affirm gender confusion. The School Board is signaling it will comply, and, to date, enrollment there has dropped by at least 42 students.
This month, the New London-Spicer (NL-S) School District proposed a transgender policy that defines sex, not as a biological fact, but as something “assigned” to the child at birth. It defines gender as ones’ feelings and identity. It proposes “social integration” of “gender nonconforming students,” and allows students to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of their “gender identity.” It commits to encouraging and accommodating a student’s gender confusion without informing the child’s parents. (“Gender nonconforming” means continually changing genders, being neither gender, being both genders, or being no gender at all.)
In the public arena, the City Council of the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth is trying to deal with a man entering the women’s locker room at the city’s pool, claiming he is a woman.
And in West St. Paul, the West St. Paul YMCA is allowing men into the women’s showers.
We could list numerous other examples from Minnesota and from around the country. But this will suffice for now. Learn more about this issue on our website here and here.
REMEMBER HOUSTON, TEXAS!
There is no more powerful force than parents and families boldly protecting their children. Gender radicals are no match for them, because the radicals do not care about children. They are abusing children for their own gratification. Under the euphemism of “safe schools,” they are pulling children into a dark world of confusion and physical and mental suffering.
Houston, Texas, is a story to remember. Against massive public opposition, the Houston City Council passed an ordinance in May, 2014, forcing every business to allow transgender people to use the “facilities” of the opposite sex. The outraged public launched an opposition like none they’d ever seen before. In a November, 2015, referendum the ordinance was defeated by more than 60% of voters in this very liberal city.
This gender-radical agenda is well on its way to your school or city. This is the time to speak up. These legislators are providing an opportunity to make a difference.
Any legislators, city council members, county commissioners or school board members who are unwilling to protect and provide safety to all children and the public simply need to be replaced. It’s up to you, the public, the parents, the families, to let them know!
Gender Ideology Harms Children
by Dr. Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians
The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject 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. [continue reading…]