Group Fights Proposal to Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

Susan Jones | Morning Editor | Monday, January 24, 2005

Group Fights Proposal to Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

( - An anti-discrimination proposal before the Alameda County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors would allow men to go into women's bathrooms, a conservative group is warning.

The Campaign for Children and Families (CCF), a pro-family group, is urging concerned citizens to attend Tuesday morning's hearing, where the five supervisors are scheduled to vote on a resolution that says that transsexuals "shall have full and equal enjoyment of....dressing and bathroom facilities, consistent with the person's gender identity."

CCF calls the resolution an invasion of privacy and an effort to "punish people who disagree with transsexuality, or sex change operations, or men wearing women's dresses."

The group is urging Californians to "oppose this very wrong-headed idea" by calling, faxing, or emailing the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, or by showing up at the Tuesday morning meeting and signing up to speak.

According to CCF, the resolution promotes homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality on government property by defining "gender identity" as a "person's sex or gender-related identity, appearance, and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth."

"In other words, there are no standards and anything goes," CCF warned its supporters.

According to CCF, subjectively defining "gender" as "behavior" would allow some people to disturb and invade the privacy of girls and women in bathrooms and dressing rooms."

The Campaign for Children and Families describes itself as a leading West Coast pro-family organization empowering citizens to live out their values.