"Late Night" host Stephen Colbert took aim at North Carolina's bathroom law and mentioned American Family Association's online boycott petition against Target, which has been signed by more than 1 million people.
North Carolina's bathroom law requires people to use gender-specific restrooms and changing facilities in government and school buildings that match their birth sex, not their gender identity. Private businesses, however, have the right to set their own bathroom and changing room policies.
On his show, Colbert mocked the bill that's widely been criticized by liberal groups as keeping transgender people out of the bathrooms they want to go into, and citied AFA's online boycot of Target for allowing men who identify as female to use women's bathrooms and fitting rooms. more >>
Over 1 million people have signed a pledge to boycott Target after the retailer announced last week that its stores will allow customers who are men according to their birth sex to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The American Family Association's boycott surpassed 1 million supporters Thursday evening as people continue to sign their names to the campaign agreeing to stop shopping at Target until the company's bathroom policy is reversed.
"Target's policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?" stated AFA. more >>
A Virginia abortion clinic has had its license suspended after an inspection found 26 violations using dirty equipment on women (patient after patient), workers not changing blood-stained scrubs between operations, and not changing scrubs after plunging a clogged toilet.
Earlier this month, the Virginia Health Group of Fairfax had its license suspended when an unannounced state inspection found several code violations in its facility.
The Marion County school board in Florida has decided that children must use bathrooms that correspond to their biological gender after a father complained that a transgender student was violating his son's privacy.
News 6 reported that an emergency resolution was reached on Tuesday in a 4-1 vote, and the rule will take immediate affect.
The issue came about following a complaint by the father of a student who said his son's privacy rights were being violated due to a classmate — who was born female but now identifies as a male — who was using the boy's bathroom. more >>
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 >>