It’s good to see the Wall Street Journal covering this. Here’s their subtitle:
‘Gender identity’ trumps any squeamishness girls might feel about sharing bathrooms with boys.
What did you think the ‘T’ in LGBT stood for? They’ve locked arms for a good reason — they all have the same problem in common (yes, they do). Welcome to the growing insanity. People need to wake up and encourage their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to keep their private lives private. We don’t want to know about your problems. Quit trying to make them ours.
On July 1, 2012, a law went into effect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts titled “An Act Relative to Gender Identity.” The law added the term “gender identity” to the state’s antidiscrimination statute, joining far better known terms like “race,” “religion,” “sex” and “national origin.” The statute now also applies to “gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth.” The common term these days is “transgender.”
There was always a hint of the absurd in the movement for “An Act Relative to Gender Identity.” Now the absurdity has come to the fore with the Massachusetts Department of Education’s directives for the treatment of transgendered public-school students under the law.