Homeless shelters have become the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender rights.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with.
The proposal has set off a firestorm, pitting LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters.“Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,” said David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign.
I can see problems with this. It will not be long before someone will claim to be a transsexual just to gain entrance into the women’s quarters. Will women stay away from shelters because of fear of rape from these so called transsexuals?