The far right’s effort to stall, in Congress, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), is getting desperate, warning that, should the legislation pass, heterosexuals might be forced, at their workplace, to share restrooms with people who are transgendered. This today from Mother Jones Online:
After many years, Congress may finally have the votes to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The measure, which the Obama administration views as key to advancing gay rights, would ban workplace discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transgendered people. But Christian right groups are fighting the legislation — on the grounds that it would force businesses to allow transgendered and “transitioning” men and women to use opposite-sex restrooms or face lawsuits from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. . . . Peter LaBarbera, president of the anti-gay group Americans for Truth, has called ENDA the “Transgendered Bathrooms for Business” bill. He frets on his Web site that women will be forced to share facilities with “a big-boned man claiming to be ‘transitioning’ to ‘womanhood.'” He writes, “Biologically-born ladies, beware!”
Is Peter LaBarbera right? Is our culture, in making both male and female restrooms accessible to transgendered people, taking a terrifying jump to the left?