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For Immediate Release: June 25, 2014
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355

Once Again Confirmed – It’s All About the Bathroom

(Harrisburg) — Efforts on both the federal level – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) — and the state level — HB 300 and SB 300 — are misguided and dangerous. They would add actual or perceived “sexual orientation and gender identity ” to anti-discrimination laws. The talking points from homosexual activists are they can be fired or kicked out of their apartments simply for who they are. They are strangely silent on the bathroom issue, but an incident at a Philadelphia area Cabela’s store again points out the fact that this is all about the bathroom. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for decency, has asked its members to contact their State Senators and State Representatives asking that they oppose HB and SB 300.

“In 2007 transgender, Kate Lynn Blatt, filed a complaint with the Philadelphia office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission because the Cabela’s store he worked at as a seasonal worker would not allow him to use the women’s restroom. He was directed to use the unisex bathroom, which he objected to. In 2008 this very same person filed a complaint against a Philadelphia KMart because an employee would not permit him to use the women’s fitting room. Blatt also complained because the responding police officer refused to ‘use the proper pronouns’ when referring to him. Allowing a sexually confused individual like Kate Lynn Blatt to use the women’s bathroom is the ultimate goal of HB and SB 300 on the state level and S815 on the federal level. This is the little dark secret of the supporters of these bills,” Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA explained.

In June 2011 Ted Martin, executive director of Equality PA, made it clear that these type laws were “about some really basic stuff . . . even use of a public bathroom.”

Passage of these laws in other places have presented dangerous and indecent situations. Here are a couple examples:

  • Toronto: A biological man claiming to be ‘transgender’ so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters
  • Washington state: Evergreen State College, which shares its locker rooms with local high schools and swim clubs, has decided it will not prevent a 45-year-old man from lounging naked in a women’s locker room, in an area frequented by girls as young as six. The 45-year-old man, who calls himself Colleen Francis, presents himself as a transgender “female.”    Recently, teenage girls were using the facilities when they saw “Colleen” Francis exposing male genitalia through the glass window in a sauna.

“Anyone with common sense would know a dangerous situation is created by allowing men in the women’s bathroom, shower or locker facilities. It is apparent that those pushing this agenda are not concerned about the safety of women and children.   They are more concerned with redefining the words male and female, as all caution is thrown to the wind. The majority of husbands, fathers and grandfathers do not want their wives, daughters and granddaughters to encounter a man in facilities designated for women. These laws are designed to force all to accept the abnormal as normal,” further stated Gramley.

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