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  1. Apr 2016
    1. Conservatives argue that such bills are necessary to protect people’s privacy and public safety.

      To me this says "We care about cisgendered people's safety but not the safety of transgendered people." It just sounds like they don't understand that transgender people safety is at risk if they go into the bathroom opposite to what they identify with.

    2. Here is a primer on why the bathroom question is such a hot-button issue and why it’s likely to show up our newsfeeds in coming months.

      This sentence tells me that the article is gonna express opinions and emotion from both sides of the spectrum.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. stop extending privileges to "confused teenagers who want to be something they are not sexually" at other students' expense.

      This statement angers me because it clearly shows how some people still don't understand the concept of being transgender and their ignorance is obvious.

    2. Bathroom access for transgender teen divides Missouri town

      The title of this article tells me that this town has different perspectives on if this transgender teen or any other transgender person should have access to the bathroom they identify with.

    1. “Many people are starting to understand a little bit more about transgender people,” Oakley said. “The problem is that along with knowing that transgender people exist . . . there is a certain amount of misunderstanding and fear of the unknown.”

      This explains that even though people are coming into accept the transgender lifestyle, they might be associating misconceptions and stereotypes against them.

    2. Transgender students’ access to bathrooms is at front of LGBT rights battle

      This title to this article shows that the subject of allowing transgender go into the bathrooms they feel the most comfortable in is the most important fight for the LGBT community.

  3. Feb 2016
    1. Privacy in Restrooms Users of multiple-occupant restrooms might appreciate the following privacy enhancements: Install flaps on the outer edge of stall doors to cover the gap between the door and the stall wall. Extend stall doors and walls from floor to ceiling. Extend privacy dividers between urinals further out from the wall, and to a higher level.

      This suggestion is good for both sides of this argument because one thing people fight over is there right to privacy as if somehow transgender people just want to invade that privacy.

    2. Employees may use the restrooms that correspond with their full-time gender presentation.  An employee should never be required to use the restroom of his/her designated sex at birth once he /she has begun transitioning and has changed their full-time gender presentation.

      I agree with this fully. This article provides positive recommendation for the trans community.

    1. fine and imprison transgender people who use public restrooms and locker rooms that don't match the gender listed on their birth certificate. 

      Gender is so much more than what was put on your birth certificate. If people feel they are the opposite sex than what they were given and they live their lifestyle as that sex then in my eyes that's who they are. This is just wrong.

    2. New Indiana Bill Aims To Fine Trans People For Using The 'Wrong' Bathroom The bill constitutes "lining up the potty police to stand at doors of bathrooms," Chris Paulsen tells HuffPost Live.

      Clearly this state is taken an opposite direction than what South Dakota did.

    1. "Every single child, including transgender youth, should have the opportunity to succeed and be treated fairly by our schools and elected officials,

      This line makes me happy because it shows that transgender people aren't any different from the rest of us and they should be treated fairly and equally.

    2. A similar bill in Virginia was rejected last week in a House subcommittee. Several other states also have proposed transphobic bathroom bills. If Daugaard signs South Dakota's bill into law, it would be the first in the nation.

      Other states may have a harder way to go with passing these bills but i believe South Dakota will cause a ripple affect because we like in a new society we just need better legislation.

    3. South Dakota Is The First State To Pass A Transphobic Student Bathroom Bill

      The first state to pass this bill shows that there can be greater actions taken to protect the right of transgender students and that they are allowed to go in the bathroom they identify with.

    1. California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia also have laws specifically designed to protect transgender citizens from harassment or discrimination, although these protections vary greatly by state. 

      Of all the 50 states, only 14 have protection for transgender citizens. But there are still 36 states that have no protection for them and that needs to change.

    2. Image Credit: Trans Student Equality Resources

      This photo depicts the different questions associated with transgender people going to the bathroom. I like how they provide an answer for any of the statements as to why someone wouldn't want transgender people to share the bathroom with cisgendered people.

    1. The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality.

      This subject has gotten ahold by the federal government because the transgender community is a large community and this situation effects a lot of people.

    2. Toilet sign at the Whitman Walker Clinic signifies a gender-neutral facility. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post)

      Based off the photo, it shows there have been certain steps taken to provide comfortable bathrooms for people of all gender backgrounds.

    3. Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. urges

      Based off the title, it clearly chooses a side being pro transgender people using the bathroom they identify with.

  4. Dec 2015
    1. Lean finely textured beef is safe, asserts Al Almanza, administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. “Isn’t that what we want - a safe product to feed our families?” he says. “USDA has repeatedly affirmed that lean finely textured beef is safe, wholesome, and nutritious 100% lean beef,”

      I agree with this statement because I feel like people are only judging it because it doesn't look real but it's proven to be real beef and safe.

    2. But new government data show schools in four more states have since put aside concerns and resumed buying the controversial product.

      These states are going against the safety of school students and putting this pink slime in their lunches. Even after the uproar of people finding out about the slime in lunches. I feel like the system really doesn't care about the wellness of the kids and about how much money they can make.

  5. Nov 2015
    1. Take lamb. A 2006 academic study (funded by the New Zealand government) discovered that it made more environmental sense for a Londoner to buy lamb shipped from New Zealand than to buy lamb raised in the U.K. This finding is counterintuitive — if you’re only counting food miles. But New Zealand lamb is raised on pastures with a small carbon footprint, whereas most English lamb is produced under intensive factory-like conditions with a big carbon footprint. This disparity overwhelms domestic lamb’s advantage in transportation energy.

      It is more environmentally friendly for a person living in London to buy lamb rasied in New Zealand rather than in the U.K. because the carbon foot print caused by New Zealand raised lamb is smaller than that of lamb raised in the U.K.. This is due to the factory like conditions English lamb is produced under.

    2. . But a lot of them are making a big mistake. By focusing on transportation, they overlook other energy-hogging factors in food production.

      Most locavores make the mistake of overlooking energy hogging factors besides tansportation.

    3. Buy local, shrink the distance food travels, save the planet.

      Save the planet by buying food that is closer to you. Your saving the planet by having foods with more nutrition.