transgenders

Author JK Rowling calls for end to “climate of fear” around discussing transgender issues.

Author JK Rowling told Good Housekeeping magazine that we must end the "climate of fear" around discussing transgender issues such as silencing those who regret their transitions. Rowling has been criticized for her vocal opposition to gender ideology but says she has many supporters too. "Many women are concerned about the challenges to their fundamental rights posed by certain aspects of gender identity ideology. I’ve had a huge postbag since speaking up on this issue and more than 90 per cent of the letters and emails have been supportive." Rowling told the magazine that the has received support from medical staff, social workers, workers in women's refuges, and members of the LGBT community but that many are afraid to speak up because of a climate of fear

California initiates travel ban to states it says use religious freedom to disallow adoptions for gay/transgender couples

California has initiated a travel ban to states is says use “religious freedom” as a basis for “discrimination” against gays and transgender people. Announced yesterday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra under state law AB 1887, travel is prohibited for state-funded and state-sponsored travel to eight states – Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and South Dakota. According to California law, travel to the states was restricted because of “discriminatory nature of laws enacted by those states.” One official proclaimed, “When California said we would not tolerate discrimination against LGBTQ members of our community, we meant it.” The new law states that “authorized discrimination” against gay or transgender people is unacceptable regardless of the organization's religious beliefs. Most states are included on the list due to

Christian boycott of Target stores may be impacting company’s sales and earnings

I’ve argued many times that Christians must fight big business anti-religious policies using their pocketbooks. It’s imperative Christians stand up for their moral beliefs or risk having them dissolve into society’s manmade standards for behavior. With regards to Target, there’s more evidence a boycott against transgender bathrooms is indeed impacting the company’s profits. In June 2016, Target Corporation announced it would allow transgender employees and customers to use the bathroom of their choice. In response, the American Family Association organized a boycott of Target stores, collecting over 1.4 million signatures. Two months later, Target’s sales dropped 7%. Target argued the boycott had nothing to do with the drop in sales. However, this week we find that sales at Target have continued to decrease. This week, Target Corp

Target refuses change in transgender policy – opts to install third bathroom for persons who disagree with their policy.

In June 2016, Target Corporation announced it would allow transgender employees and customers to use the bathroom of their choice. “We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” In response, the American Family Association organized a boycott of Target stores, collecting over 1.4 million signatures. AFA's boycott may indeed be working.  When Target sales dropped this year, AFA attributed the decrease to the boycott’s “significant role in Target’s financial results”. However, Target disagrees and claims the boycott has nothing to do with this year’s 7% drop in sales nor with further sales declines predicted for later this year. Still, Target quickly announced plans to tweak their transgender policy in an attempt to accommodate AFA's concerns. In