Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said men's bathrooms are for men and women's bathrooms are for women just as "we've been doing it this way forever," responding to a question whether biological males should be allowed to use women's room based on their gender identity.
"Do you believe biological males should be permitted to use the women's room in federal facilities and parks around the country?" a journalist from CNSNews.com asked Sen. Rubio Tuesday.
"No," replied the senator, who withdrew from the presidential race last month. "I think men's bathrooms are for men and women's bathrooms are for women." more >>
Are you offended by the recent spate of companies opposing the right of Americans to exercise freedom of conscience? Indiana, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas have come under sharp attack from Apple, Disney, the NFL, and the NBA, among others. These companies have threatened economic harm on the states if they proceed with innocuous legislation that affirms a fundamental freedom already enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
Every business in America is weighed down by well-intentioned, but often harmful, legislation and regulations. We could accept their opposition to freedom-of-conscience laws if they argued that such laws are unnecessary. After all, they know firsthand the wasteful burden such laws inevitably become.
But that is not their argument. The companies oppose these laws exactly because the legislation affirms the inalienable right to conscience. This is an unacceptable and shameful stance. They have earned an enduring place in the Hall of Shame. more >>
INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina to be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the nomination.
After suffering a series of crushing losses to Trump in nominating contests on Tuesday, Cruz praised Fiorina as a principled fighter for conservative values who knew how to create jobs and would be a valuable ally on the campaign trail.
"She is careful. She is measured. She is serious," Cruz said. "She doesn't get rattled." more >>
Much controversy and backlash has arisen in the last month since lawmakers in North Carolina passed HB 2, a law that prevents city and local governments from enacting ordinances that force businesses to allow biological men into women's restrooms and vice versa.
Because the mainstream media has lambasted the law as being one that is "discriminatory" and "anti-LGBT," many have been led to oppose the legislation based on ill-conceived knowledge about the law.
Below are four myths that have arisen as a result of opposition to the law. more >>
Franklin Graham says he's standing with the nearly 1 million people who have signed a petition to boycott Target over its new bathroom policy that allows men to go into women's bathrooms if they identify as female.
"Target is putting its shareholders — and its customers — at risk! Just since last Wednesday over [854,000] people have signed a pledge to boycott Target over its new bathroom policy that welcomes employees and guests to use the restrooms or fitting rooms that 'corresponds with their gender identity.' Target certainly has the prerogative to make this decision, but it's proving to be bad for business," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday about the American Family Association's petition.
"I'm glad people are standing up and letting them know this is wrong. I agree with the American Family Association — this policy encourages sexual predators and puts women and children in danger. A man shouldn't be able to enter the women's restroom or dressing room because he says he 'feels like a woman today.' That's ridiculous," Graham continued. more >>
More than 700,000 people have now pledged to boycott retail giant Target over the store's transgender bathroom policy which allows people to use the company's restrooms and fitting rooms according to the gender they identify with and not their sex.
"In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," said Target, reiterating the company's position on transgenderism in a statement last Wednesday as a national discussion on bathroom laws raged.