Using Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. The Board of Education, as a foundation for their arguments, civil rights attorneys argued that the fight for civil rights in regards to facilities has continuedÂ under the Gay Rights Movement.Â Arguing that:
"If gay boys and lesbian girls can use the same showers as the persons that they have a sexual orientation toward (as in the case of gay pedophile, Jerry Sandusky), then it should be permissible for straight boys to use the same showers as straight girls."
Proponents of the gay rights movement argued that Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education should not apply to them as it applied to blacks. They argued that:
"Even though they are attracted to persons of the same sex, it is not the same as straight men and women being attracted to persons of the opposite sex."
Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued:
The gay community can't have it both ways. On one hand they say their situation is the same as African Americans but on the other they want special and legal exemption under the law. Under the "separate but equal" legal precedent, the court must either protect the rights of privacy for heterosexuals when it comes to public restrooms and showers by denying homosexuals access, and in so doing require that all companies, organizations, churches and sports facilities provide separate restrooms and showers for homosexuals, or (2) they must remove gender classifications from all restrooms and showers facilities and allow all persons regardless of their sexual orientation access.
Legal experts say a decision to provide separate facilities for gays will not only cost hundreds of billions of dollars, but it will require that homosexuals have some type of physical identification to identify them as homosexuals. A cheaper way of dealing with this rights of privacy and the separate but equal issues, is to take away gender based facilities and open them up to all persons regardless of their sexual orientation. Parents with small children fear the latter decision, believing this will open the door to more Sandusky type (gay and straight) pedophiles. The gay community opened this door when they claimed their situation was the same as blacks, and demanding (as President Obama puts it) "fairness." And "fairness" would mean, either providing homosexuals with their own restrooms or showers in the name of "privacy", or eliminating all gender based facilities in America in the name of "fairness."
The impact and the implications of this court decision will be greater than Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. the Board of Education and the recent decision involving the Boys Scout, which both Romney and Obama supported.
As a former newspaper publisher, radio talk-show host, and corporate employment relations consultant, Reverend Wayne Perryman devotes much of his time serving his community. In addition to serving as Minister in Charge of Church Administration for Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ, Rev. Perryman heads up his own consulting firm. Rev. Perryman is the author of several award-winning books, and he is proud to be called a servant of his community.