Though I had heard the name Gavin Grimm before, I never really new the details of the case, nor the plight that this young man has been going through. Firstly, it is amazing to hear that such a young individual has been able to find himself in a world full of hate, stuck to his bearings and has been an advocate even though he never asked for it. If it was up to me, I would never want to be a face of a movement, being compared to Norma McCorvey and Jim Obergefell, its simply amazing that he has been able to stay so optimistic through all of this.
It is still disheartening to hear that this is still an issue though, on both the local and national level. In terms of students, parents and faculty at the school, it just does not make any sense to me why people would feel uncomfortable for someone using the same bathroom as them. Everyone does it and as long as no one poses any real threat to another, I do not see why it really matters which bathroom a person uses.
In terms of the legal issues that have arose, you would think that in this day and age the law would have caught up with the thoughts and feelings of the majority of America. I do not understand how leaders could just so blatantly go against the wishes of the majority and actually believe people will just sit down and take it. I also do not understand why this issue needs to go to the Supreme Court. It is simply enough to allow people to just go to the bathroom wherever they feel most fit and comfortable.
For a lot of current issues that are talked about today, I could go back and forth, playing devil’s advocate and occasionally seeing both sides of an argument. For this however, it just seems as though certain individuals in power are being petty and power hungry and are actively trying to create a divide in America. Through these stressful – to say the least – times, it is remarkable that people like Gavin Grimm are still fighting for what is right.