After reading article after article about the passage of a recent North Carolina bill that prohibits transsexual and gay men from using bathrooms that don’t identify with their sexual orientation, and all of the gay rights groups aligning to bring litigation to overturn this new law, it certainly makes me wonder where all of this will end.
I think that this issue is really a no-brainer, and just another attempt by the LGBT community and the gay lobby as a whole to shove their rights and agenda to the forefront of every situation that may give an appearance that they be discriminated against.
I am pretty sure that I don’t want my granddaughter or my wife or my mother or any heterosexual women to have to be subjected to using a bathroom with grown men who choose to identify as a woman on any given day.
What’s next, our schoolchildren showering together after physical education or sports events because some young man identifies as transsexual or gay?
Would it be OK if I decided to dress like a woman tomorrow (which I won’t) and use all the public facilities available to women? I think not. I am pretty sure that at some point I would be arrested for something considered lewd.
This is a pretty basic issue in that if you have male anatomy you should use the male bathroom.
I think I could speak for the majority of heterosexual males and females in applauding the governor of North Carolina for having the courage to stick to his convictions and pass this legislation.
I am sure I will get a lot of feedback and rhetoric from the gay community for voicing my opinion here. So be it.
I also have been discriminated against because I was NOT gay.
Several years ago, before my wife and I were married, I was denied health insurance by a California company because we were not married or “same-sex partners.” How is that not heterosexually discriminatory?
I personally am not anti-gay. As a matter of fact, I have family members and many friends who identify with the gay community. I believe that being gay or identifying as such is a personal choice. Although I do not agree with this, it does not mean I do not care for and love these family members or friends. Quite the contrary. Just because I do not agree with the LGBT community and it’s agenda does not make me a bigot or a hater of gay people.
You will not change my mind on this matter. Ever.
Although the Supreme Court says it’s OK does not mean it is OK. We all make our choices in life and will have to answer to God for them.
I think that most all of the heterosexual community (and we are the majority of Americans) are really weary and sick of hearing about and being forced to accept the gay community’s struggles for acceptance.
There are certainly more important and pressing issues in this country than what public restrooms we are allowed to use.
Bruce D. Eakle
writes from Middletown.