The Disney-owned sports network ESPN fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling Wednesday night after he issued stern criticism of the backlash stemming from the passage of North Carolina's transgender bathroom law on Facebook earlier in the week.
Schilling, a three-time World Series-winning pitcher and formerly one of ESPN's in-game color commentators, shared a meme on Facebook that showed a creepy-looking middle aged man wearing a blonde wig and provocative women's clothing along with a caption that reads: "Let Him In! to the restroom with your daughter, or else you are a narrow minded, unloving racist bigot who needs to die!!!"
Schilling also wrote in the comment section below the meme that reads: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently, Pathetic!" more >>
Within a 48-hour period this week, a Federal court ruled that a school could not require children to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex, Target announced it was making all its bathrooms gender neutral, a school council in England sent out a letter to parents, telling them to encourage their 4-year-old children to choose the gender they most identify with before starting school, be it male, female, or something else, and baseball legend Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN for sharing an "anti-transgender" post. (Note that ESPN fired Schilling because it is an "inclusive" company. The Orwellian doublespeak continues.)
It is high time, then, that we stand up to this social madness and say, "Enough!"
The emperor has no clothes, and if enough of us stand up and make our voices heard, society will be jarred back to reality. more >>
A federal court ruled that a transgender teen's lawsuit against a Virginia school district can move forward, supporting an Obama administration ruling that schools should allow bathroom access based upon gender identity rather than anatomy.
A three judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Gavin Grimm's lawsuit against Gloucester County Schools over not being allowed to use the men's room will be reheard at the lower court level, with instructions to favor the U.S. Justice Department's ruling that not allowing students to choose bathroom or locker room facilities based upon their gender identity is sex discrimination.
In a 2-1 decision, the majority opinion read that regarding the lower court decision they "reverse in part, vacate in part, and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion." more >>
After coming under fire for posting a comment on Facebook in defense of state laws aimed at protecting women in public bathrooms, former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling defended himself Tuesday by telling people it is their fault if they are offended in a lengthy follow up blog post
It was reported on Monday that Schilling, who is a baseball analyst for ESPN, reposted a picture on Facebook of a creepy-looking middle aged man wearing a blonde wig and provocative women's clothing along with this caption: "Let Him In! to the restroom with your daughter, or else you are a narrow minded, unloving racist bigot who needs to die!!!"
In a comment to the posted meme, which has since been deleted, Schilling wrote: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they are, who they sleep with, men's room was designed for the penis, women's not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently, Pathetic!" more >>
Minnesota-based retail giant Target announced Tuesday that transgender people are free to use the bathrooms and fitting rooms in their stores that match the gender they identify with, not their sex.
"We believe that everyone — every team member, every guest, and every community — deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination," Target argued in a statement posted on the company's corporate website.
"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," the company added. more >>
Popular rock band Pearl Jam joined a growing list of people protesting North Carolina's bathroom bill when they announced the cancellation of their upcoming show scheduled for Wednesday in Raleigh.
The bill, which became law in March, mandates that people in public buildings must use the bathroom that matches the sex listed on their birth certificates, their biological sex, instead of the gender they choose to identify.
Pearl Jam called the law "a despicable piece of legislation." more >>