The LGBT Editor at Think Progress, Zach Ford, said on Wednesday that parents have "no clue" and are not the “experts on what’s best for their kid” because “[t]hey have biases.” Ford, on the other hand, as a transgender activist, would presumably be more equipped to make decisions for your child. Hell, Ford should just raise your children for you.
While Ford was advocating for House Bill 1008 from South Dakota to be stricken down — legislation which will mandate that students use the gender-assigned bathroom and locker-room according to their biology, not how they self-identify — David Marcus, a contributor to The Federalist, explained that “parents, not you, decide what's best for their kids.”
(This legislation, House Bill 1008, specifically states that “every restroom, locker room, and shower room located in a public elementary or secondary school that is designated for student use and is accessible by multiple students at the same time shall be designated for and used only by students of the same biological sex.”)
Ford stunningly replied: “No, parents with no clue about gender ID development are not experts on what’s best for their kid. They have biases.”
There you have it. Parents don’t know what’s best for their children, Zach Ford does; thus, the government should mandate and facilitate boys in the girls’ bathroom and locker-room and vice versa — no matter how those “biased” parents feel.
One fellow tweeter pointed out that Ford's crusade outweighed all else, even the protection of children voiced by their own parents:
Just weeks ago in Seattle, young girls changing into their swimsuits for swim practice were walked in on twice by a man who claimed to self-identify as a woman. The man undressed himself in front of the changing young girls and no one called law enforcement because he was protected by legislation which enables people to assign their gender based on feelings and not their biology; in other words, a sexual deviant’s dream legislation.
Thankfully, South Dakota stood up to the transgender mafia and stood for the welfare of children via HB 1008.