The Republican National Committee (RNC) has formally approved a resolution endorsing legislation that effectively criminalizes transgender bathroom use.
Moreover, the RNC has called on the federal government to back away from the position that Title IX applies to gender identity, and that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.
The resolution characterizes “bathroom bills” as legislation to “protect student privacy”: “The Republican National Committee encourages state legislatures to enact laws that protect student privacy and limit the use of restrooms, locker rooms and similar facilities to members of the sex to whom the facility is designated,” the resolution states.
The resolution rejects the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to prohibit discrimination against transgender students “governmental overreach.”
The Republican party clearly has a different interpretation of “privacy” than you or I do. Ditto for “governmental overreach.” They want a government so big it can monitor the bathroom use of every student in every school.
Legislation that would require school systems to scrutinize gender identity and closely monitor bathroom use could hardly be described as a “privacy” law. Legislation pending in multiple states would penalize schools that do not go out of their way to ensure that every child uses a restroom that corresponds with their genitalia.
Some lawmakers have even called for penalizing students themselves for using the “wrong” restroom but, thankfully, none of them have successfully passed such a policy.
You know my opinion of those who push for these kinds of laws. They’re all deathly afraid they or one of their children might be attracted to a transgender person some day. This is a legislative assault designed to ostracize and “other” transgender children and prevent them from leading normal lives as the person they identify as.