Australian PM Slams Gender-Neutral Bathrooms: They're 'Ridiculous'
Scott Morrison orders removal of gender neutral sunage from bathrooms
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared gender-neutral signage on bathroom doors as “ridiculous" before ordering his own department to remove them.
Morrison referred to the signs as “political correctness,” “not necessary,” and “over the top."
The Prime Minister vowed to “sort out” who was responsible for the signage and have them removed.
Thew news comes after a Canberra journalist posted a sign on Twitter which showed a facility in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet staff as open for employees to, “use the bathroom that best fits your gender identity.”
It notes the department is “committed to staff inclusion and diversity.”
When asked about the sign, Mr. Morrison said:
“I don’t think this is necessary. I think people can work out which room to use.”
“It’s ridiculous … It’s political correctness over the top,” he told 2GB Radio.
“I’ve got a pretty clear view about this, and I’m sure this will be sorted.”
When asked if the signs would come down, Morrison replied:
“That’s what I expect.”
Last year, Morrison criticized a report saying teachers were being taught how to spot potentially transgender students.
Meanwhile at the Barton offices of Prime Minister and Cabinet... pic.twitter.com/oVL9f0xrXe— Chris Uhlmann (@CUhlmann) August 29, 2019
In contrast, last year London Mayor Sadiq Khan's City Hall scrapped female toilets and showers for female staff, replacing them with "gender-neutral" facilities instead.
The changes have prompted concern that the new policy will be rolled out across the rest of London, potentially putting biological women at risk.
Sources inside the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Mayor of London’s offices reported to Breitbart that the changes had been implemented on the upper floors in some of the staff areas.
In February, Neon Nettle reported a women's rights group warned that transgender bathrooms in schools had left girls "too afraid to use the restroom" over fears of bullying, sexual harassment, and "period shaming."
A growing number of schools is eliminating separate sex facilities due to claims they are not transgender-inclusive and can lead to bullying of "gender fluid" students.