Union Leader Editorial: Transgender Equality Is A “Creepy Obsession On The Left”

An editorial in the New Hampshire Union Leader attacked the Justice Department’s lawsuit against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, claiming that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has generated a “false civil rights crisis” and that transgender equality is a “creepy obsession.”

On May 9, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a Department of Justice lawsuit against North Carolina due to the state’s anti-LGBT bathroom bill. The law, commonly known as HB2, targets the transgender community by banning people from using public restrooms that do not match the gender on their birth certificate. The lawsuit asks the court to declare HB 2 as discriminatory under the Civil Rights Act and a violation of Violence Against Women Act. As a former DOJ official explained, the Fourth Circuit, the EEOC, and the DOJ are all in agreement that transgender people are protected against discrimination.

The New Hampshire Union Leader assailed the Justice Department’s lawsuit as “ridiculous” in a May 11 editorial, echoing a larger right wing media attack on the DOJ for the suit. The editorial, titled “Obama's transagenda: Uncle Sam creeping into bathrooms,” labeled transgender equality as a “creepy obsession on the left,” and blasted Attorney General Lynch for “generating a false civil rights crisis:”

Telling men to use the men’s room and women to use the women’s room is now a violation of civil rights, according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The Justice Department has filed a ridiculous lawsuit against North Carolina for its law overturning a Charlotte ordinance that told private businesses how to manage their bathrooms.

Normally, laws are challenged in court by people who can show they were harmed. Lynch has decided her own political preferences are all the standing she needs.

The eradication of any legal distinction between the sexes, even in terms of basic biological functions, is a creepy obsession on the left. Lynch’s attempt to abuse the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Act in pursuit of this bit of social engineering undermines those landmark laws.

In Candia, the school board recently caved to the Obama administration’s push to redefine X and Y chromosomes as nothing more than a matter of choice. Dana Buckley addresses this on behalf of outraged parents today in an op-ed piece.

We would prefer federal, state and local governments to stay out of the bathroom business. Schools and businesses are perfectly capable of accommodating the very few people who see themselves as other than their biological sex. By generating a false civil rights crisis, Lynch proves the Obama administration is out of touch with reality.