Friday, June 24, 2016

Human Rights Should Never Be Put To A Vote

When women’s suffrage was put to a vote it didn’t pass in most of the states, it took an act of Congress to get the vote for women.
Q poll: Voters split on transgender bathrooms
CT Post
By Jim Shay
Published June 23, 2016

Should transgender people be allowed to use public bathrooms consistent with their gender identity?

And should the federal government order public schools to let transgender students use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify?

Voters are divided over these issues, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Those states were selected because since 1960, no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states.

Voters in thoses states are about evenly divided on whether transgender people should be allowed to use public bathrooms of their choice, but they oppose - by large margins - forcing public schools to extend these rights, according to the poll.
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“Voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania oppose the federal government order to public schools that they must let transgender students use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. But they are split roughly evenly on whether these students should be able to use whatever bathroom they choose,” Brown added.
So you can bet your bottom dollar that we will be a campaign issue this year, with us being the whipping dog. It is going to get mean and nasty in the next five months.

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