A hearse with a casket mounted on its top and a sign reading "Last ride for Jim Crow; vote 'yes' Apr. 7th," is parked in front of headquarters for workers favoring approval of Kansas City's Public Accommodations ordinance that was being voted on in a referendum election April 7, 1964. Three unidentified African American campaign workers stand at left in front of hearse with heads uncovered and bowed in mock sorrow for Jim Crow. A heavy turnout was reported in the vote for the ordinance that makes it illegal for owners of virtually all types of business serving the public to discriminate. (AP Photo)

Ladies, Keeping Men Out of Your Bathroom is Jim Crow Style Discrimination

Loretta Lynch, the nation’s Attorney General, has responded to a North Carolina lawsuit over its legislation insisting men use the men’s room by filing her own lawsuit against North Carolina.

In her speech announcing her lawsuit, the Attorney General said, “This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress for our nation. We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation.”

In other words, if you think a man should use the men’s bathroom you are Bull Connor.

The problem with Lynch’s lawsuit, however, is fundamental to the anti-science claims made by the left. The left, you see, has decided that you can pick whether you are a boy or a girl. Basic biology is out the window in their religious doctrines on sexuality and gender. But the law Lynch is using against North Carolina, Title IX, uses the term “sex” in prohibiting discrimination.

The left tells us that sex and gender are two different things. The law, in other words, refers to what one is born as, not what one through mental issues decides he is.

Make no mistake about this, the issue of transgenderism, which affects only three tenths of one percent of the nation, is just the cover for this new front in the culture war. Really, what is at stake here is reality itself. If the left can convince courts and the American people that boys can be girls and girls can be boys, they can convince you that right is wrong, wrong is right, up is down, down is up, and anything else they can get a judge to decide.

Conservatives never wanted to fight about bathrooms. The left has demanded it. And in so doing, the left is declaring common sense is akin to Jim Crow.

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