Fox News Cites Hate Groups To Justify Transgender Oppression
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have determined that trans students are protected by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law that bans sex discrimination. FoxNews.com writer Michael Roppolo decided to "rip" the DOJ for making bathroom rights its "latest cause," focusing on a ninth-grade trans student in Arcadia, CA.
In addition to refusing to identify the transgender student by the proper pronoun (the student is female-to-male, and thus should be reffered to as "he", not "she" as Roppolo insists on doing), he bolsters his argument by citing hate groups, including Randy Thomasson of Save California and Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition, both of which SLPC-certified hate groups in California. He also quoted Bob Tyler, attorney for the Christian law firm Advocates for Faith & Freedom, and Steve Johnson, president of Arcadia Republicans.
Equality Matters sums up the toilet-fixated article best, calling it "a story framed by hyperbolic and medically ignorant transphobic arguments."