The U.S. government has essentially just adopted Target's transgender bathroom policy.
Earlier today North Carolina sued the U.S. Department of Justice for threatening to withhold federal funds if the North Carolina does not reverse its new law that clarifies the state's existing policy of restricting public bathrooms to people's biological gender.
Then the DOJ fired back with its own lawsuit, accusing the state of discrimination with its law that "stigmatizes and singles out transgender employees."
Now, in a press conference that just ended, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made it clear where the White House stands on this and slammed her home state of North Carolina with a litany of massive accusations.
Lynch stated about by saying the state practices "'state-sponsored discrimination against transgender."
In comparing the new bathroom law to the Jim Crow era of widespread racial segregation, Lynch said, "We moved beyond those dark days but not without a tremendous amount of pain and suffering."
According to a transcript of her speech on Heavy.com, she said that for some who support "discriminating" against the LGBT community, it's simply "human fear of the unknown and a discomfort with the uncertainty of change."
She also stated that transgenderism is something people have no control over in themselves and is an integral part of what "makes them human," and we should never "[insist] a person pretend to be something or someone they are not."
And then she made a vow to the LGBT community, saying, "The Department of Justice and the entire Obama Administration want you to know that we see you, we stand with you and we will do everything in our power to protect you moving forward."
In other words, the U.S. government has mirrored what Target said just weeks ago that gender is not based on biological sex but rather on what people feel it is, and thus no man should ever be barred from using a women's restroom.