The Battle for the Bathrooms

The Battle for the Bathroom, by Matthew Hennessey. US states are passing “bathroom bills” — boys must use the little boy’s room, girls must use the little girl’s room.

Not so fast, Bigoty McBigotface.

To the radicals behind the push to let transgender individuals use any bathrooms they like, the issue has become the latest in a long-string of valiant last stands against the intolerance and hatred of the traditionally minded. Like same-sex marriage — always less a core conviction than an effective cudgel to use against conservatives — this business of having the tiny minority of gender-confused people dictate to the rest of us how we should order society is likely to become the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time™.