A stay-at-home mom and former White House staffer writes that voices matter in the battle to keep boys and men out of your daughter’s restroom.
Presidents need to hear from the people when they’ve done something wrong, but also when they’ve done something right. So last week, I called the White House comment line to relay my gratitude.
Trump’s decisiveness on this issue shows that he cares more about people than political correctness—that all our children deserve a safe and respectful learning environment, not just a very small minority, and that privacy and free speech are rights that American parents hold dear.
It also shows respect for the right of self-governance. An issue like bathroom policy is best determined at the local level, by the people closest to it—not by bureaucrats in Washington. The new guidance from the administration is both good policy and good governance.
But the fight is far from over…
Also, on Monday NPR ran an interview with former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory about the future of this issue.