CHICAGO - Thursday, Chicago businessman and possible 2018 IL gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker expressed his outrage with President Donald Trump's executive order reversing the Obama Administration's mandate concerning genders and bathrooms, showers and locker rooms in taxpayer-funded schools.
And evidently that wasn't a strong enough message, Pritzker followed up, encouraging everyone to invade opposite sex bathrooms with the purpose of protecting "trans kids":
The Obama Administration's executive order affected the interpretation of the word "gender" to be "perceived sex" in Title IX federal laws. It said, "Schools receiving federal money may not discriminate based on a student's sex, including a student's transgender status."
To disallow biologically male students from using female bathrooms, showers and dressing rooms was to be considered discriminatory. The reverse, of course, would apply to biologically female students. And if students perceived themselves as of the opposite sex were prevented from acting upon their sexual perception, the Obama Administration interpreted that to be discrimination and federal funds would be withheld.
Pritzker's comments were met with many more angry responses than supportive ones throughout the day.
The issue may be especially important to Pritzker due to his cousin Jennifer's gender identification change in 2013 from male to female. Part of the Hyatt Hotel legacy, she's now known as the world's wealthiest trans.