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Don’t make mountain out of molehill


July 12, 2016

Councilman Jeff Goodwin has proposed that Sweet Home outlaw the usage of public bathrooms, locker rooms and other such facilities by people of the opposite sex than that for which the facility is designated (page 1).

We wonder if such a law is necessary.

We recognize that this proposal isn’t occurring in a vacuum. President Obama has stepped to the fore and mandated that public schools allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity – prompting a backlash lawsuit from 11 states questioning the legality of the order.

Then there’s the “bathroo...

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