The federal government is complicit in perpetuating the fantasy that men can become women, and everyone else must pretend or face government fines or loss of livelihood. Disgruntled parties have sued religious business owners for refusing to provide services for homosexual “weddings,” for example.
And girls and women in homeless shelters that receive federal funding have to share intimate facilities with boys and men who pretend they’re the opposite sex. Although liberals love pushing the victim-mentality buzzword “triggered,” they seem to care nothing about women seeking refuge from domestic violence being triggered when men occupy these spaces.
The Trump administration might revert to the saner policy: allowing sex segregation in homeless shelters that receive federal tax money. But these facilities also can’t discriminate on the basis of “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” and must be consistent with state and local laws.
Good luck with that.
The Daily Signal reported that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new rule to give more leeway to homeless shelters to protect girls and women who don’t want to share facilities with boys and men.
An excerpt of the proposed rule (emphases added):
This proposed rule provides that grant recipients, subrecipients, owners, operators, managers, and providers (Shelter Providers) under HUD programs which permit single-sex or sex-segregated facilities (such as bathrooms or temporary, emergency shelters and other buildings and facilities with physical limitations or configurations that require and are permitted to have shared sleeping quarters or bathing facilities) may establish a policy, consistent with state and local law, by which such Shelter Provider considers an individual’s sex for the purposes of determining accommodation within such shelters and for purposes of determining sex for admission to any facility or portion thereof.
From the Daily Signal:
“Every homeless shelter should have the freedom to care for its residents according to their safety and privacy needs and consistent with the shelter’s own mission. HUD’s new proposed rule respects these valued organizations’ autonomy and preserves their right to care for the vulnerable with compassion and concern for their specific needs,” said Emilie Kao, director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, in an emailed statement to The Daily Signal.
According to ABC News, a group of women sued a homeless shelter because a man pretending to be a woman used the same shower facilities. The man apparently behaved like one attracted to women.
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