Turns out, it’s the national Republican Party pushing for trans discrimination
A resolution passed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) has shown the party are coordinating trans discrimination on a national level.
This week, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, signed a new law that blocks local governments from expanding protections for members of the LGBT community.
However, a resolution passed by the RNC a month ago, has shown that on a national level the party are coordinating an attack on trans people.
It was passed and approved by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus where he condemned President Obama and his “government overreach”.
“The Republican National Committee calls on the Department of Education to rescind its interpretation of Title IX that wrongly includes facility use issues by transgender students,” the resolution reads.
“The Republican National Committee encourages state legislatures to enact laws that protect student privacy and limit the use of restrooms, locker rooms and similar facilities to members of the sex to whom the facility is designated.”
A number of states have already taken up the party’s call including Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee, but some critics have said this top down approach by the GOP goes against its overarching ethos of small government.
Elsewhere in the country, a number of bills sit before state legislatures aimed at discriminating trans people.
In Indiana, Senator Jim Tomes wants to make it illegal for people to use a bathroom that isn’t for their biological gender.
Local trans advocates say it’s a scare tactic, but the Senator has said “it’s just men use men’s restrooms and dressing rooms and women use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms”.
In Tennessee, a lawmaker is trying to prevent schools from building gender neutral bathrooms and in Florida, a Miami-based Republican is saying the state should follow North Carolina’s lead.