California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra has recently announced that Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota have been added to California’s official state travel ban. States, which are already on the list, include Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kansas.
California’s official state travel ban all started when North Carolina adopted the infamous Bathroom Bill, which requires people to use the bathroom noted on their birth certificate. Those on the left and the LGBTQ community called North Carolina’s law discriminatory. Their claim is that folks should get to use whatever bathroom they choose, based on the gender they identify with. However, what the Governor and lawmakers of North Carolina were trying to prevent is incidents similar to the one, which took place last year in the bathroom of a Chicago restaurant. As reported by Valerie Richardson from The Washington Times, “The attack by a man on an 8-year-old girl in a women’s restroom last week in a Chicago restaurant is raising alarm about opposite-sex access to public facilities in the name of transgender rights. Police say the man, 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn, entered the women’s room May 7 at Jason’s Deli in Chicago’s South Loop and choked the girl until she passed out” (Richardson, 2016, para. 1-2).
I’m not taking the position that Transgender people are bad. What I am saying is that California and the loony left are living in a fantasyland when it comes to this issue. There have been multiple cases where men have abused “I identify as a woman card”, to enter a women’s bathroom for malicious intent. Here are some examples.
In February of 2016 in Seattle, a man walked into a women’s bathroom for a pool facility and started to undress. Naturally, people freaked out, and this man cited the new law, which allowed him to undress in a women’s bathroom. Because of this challenge, no one bothered to call the police, and it is further reported that the man came back a second time to use the women’s bathroom again when young girls were present. Allison Morrow, from KING 5 News in Seattle reported the incident, “As far as the policy to protect everyone, Seattle Parks spokesman David Takami says they’re still working on the issue. Right now, there’s no specific protocol for how someone should demonstrate their gender in order to access a bathroom. Employees just rely on verbal identification or physical appearance, and this man offered neither” (Morrow, 2016. Para. 9).
Well, gee that’s great. So a pervert of any sort has the pool staff by the short and curly’s depending on which way the wind blows and what gender they feel like for the day, while the police can’t do anything. What do these libtards want? For someone to get raped before they say, “gee maybe this is a bad idea”. The LGBTQ and Transgender community are not doing themselves any favors by not addressing the fears of the other side of this issue, and are only fostering a dangerous situation.
Here is another good example, which is sure to get your blood boiling. In October of 2015, a man dressed as a woman, claiming to be Transgender, was filming a 35-year-old woman who was with her five-year-old daughter while they were using the WOMENS BATHROOM! The man had been involved in several incidents of this nature and was eventually arrested in October 2015.
Here is what HE looked like.
The suspect Richard Rodriguez, 30, a MAN, had also been suspected of several other similar incidents in the Prince William County area before police arrested him, with one incident taking place in a Wal-Mart bathroom.
“Richard Rodriguez, 30, filmed a woman in a bathroom stall at the Potomac Mills Mall, Prince William County Police said on Tuesday. A 35-year-old woman was in the stall when she saw a bag moved toward her under the stall divider. Rodriguez apparently had been filming her, police said” (NBC Washington, 2015. Para. 2).
Here is what Richard Rodriguez the suspect really looks like.
(Photo Credit: NBC 4 Washington).
The Texas law recently signed by Gov. Greg Abbott gives providers of child welfare, and adoption agencies, which are faith, based, the right to deny a same-sex couple’s request for adoption.
Kansas got added to California’s official state travel ban for passing a law to protect the religious freedom of student groups who bar applicants who do not subscribe to the group’s religious beliefs.
Mississippi passed and Governor Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 1523, which gives county clerks the right to recuse themselves from giving out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, business organizations the right to refuse service to same-sex couples based on religious beliefs, and the bill affects school bathroom policies.
Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota have similar laws where the religious freedom of business owners and government workers are protected and make a distinction for who can use what bathroom. And the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra calls this discrimination.
Just so we are clear, the left justifies forcing people to deal with men in women’s bathrooms, women in men’s bathrooms, and it is discrimination if you are devoutly religious, and refuse to cater a wedding or provide flowers for a same-sex event. All in the name of tolerance so long as you agree with and conform to this nonsense the left calls inclusiveness.
At the time Attorney General Xavier Becerra extended this official state travel ban, Rick Zhur, the Executive Director of Equality California stated, “These discriminatory laws in Texas, North Carolina, South Dakota, and other states are completely out of step with the values that make California the vibrant economic powerhouse that it is” (Holley, 2017. Para. 12). California a vibrant and economic powerhouse? Really? Even as far back as 2014, the 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan group United States Common Sense listed 10 major issues facing the California economy, but ya, people like Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his brain dead liberal pals ban official state travel and make things even worse. This non-partisan group, which by the way was started in Stanford University, listed the 10 major economic issues facing California at the time, and I can’t imagine things have improved much.
The full list can be viewed HERE.
California is a perfect example of how liberals can take a once thriving economy and complete throw it in the toilet. All the while persecuting those that have a conservative opinion, and believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and men belong in the men’s room, and women belong in the women’s room. My prediction is that this official state travel ban is only going to add to California’s economic and social issues.