There’s a quote from Houston’s mayor that really should be bookmarked and saved the next time someone decides the U.S. Constitution needs to be more “fluid” to meet the needs of America’s social justice warriors. Mayor Annise Parker herself introduced HERO, or the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, toprovide protections for gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in her city. However, what soon became known as the “bathroom ordinance” fell at the ballot box.
The New York Times was among those out-of-towners who argued strongly for HERO’s passage:
Houstons ordinance would allow transgender people to use public restrooms consistent with their gender identity. This is a fundamental right that does nothing to endanger others. There is absolutely no evidence, empirical or anecdotal, to suggest that transgender people have a proclivity to harass or sexually assault people in restrooms and locker rooms.
A fundamental right? Far too few in Houston agreed, and the maintenance ofseparate bathrooms for men and women has stained the city’s reputation, according to Parker.
Maybe for some it was simply about where to give a crap?
No question about that.
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Update: The New York Times editorial board is sad.
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