President Obama has announced that the White House will now have “gender neutral” bathrooms so that transgenders do not feel discriminated against.
While there will still be bathrooms for separate genders, there will now be a gender neutral bathroom in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where most of the staff works. This is the latest in a long line of moves that Obama has made to show his support for the LGBTQ community.
“An all-gender restroom is also available in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which provides guests and staff an additional option,” said White House spokesman Jeff Tiller.
This decision was a follow up to Obama’s Wednesday executive order which banned companies contracted by the federal government from discriminating against gays and transgenders.
“The White House allows staff and guests to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity, which is in keeping with the administration’s existing legal guidance on this issue and consistent with what is required by the executive order that took effect today for federal contractors,” Tiller added.
In reality, this is a clear move to kiss up to the gay community, who makes up a growing percentage of Obama-voters.
“It is heartening to see that, even if legislators in some states are attacking the dignity and humanity of transgender and gender non-conforming people, at least the White House is still moving in the direction of dignity and common sense,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
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