Last Friday the Obama administration issued “guidance” that public schools should allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. This new rule throws the federal government’s weight into a battle over a North Carolina law (of March 2016) stating that students must use the bathroom matching the gender assigned them at birth. Pundits have noted that the Obama edict is a pitch to the liberal (and younger) vote in the election contest. In the following, US writer Leslie Loftus explains how the situation developed.
Why are there so many discussions about men in women’s restrooms with everything else going on in the world and in the States?