David, as Governor, I would say, yes, our state needs to protect those schools because I am here to tell you, number one, they opened up a can of worms because when you tell boys they can go in a girls’ locker room, what are they going to do at that age? They are going to go even if they hide and look. It’s nature. I’m a commonsense person, and I know that when you open up a door, it often swings too wide. And it gives an opportunity for girls to be harassed, laughed at, mocked should their bodies not be what the guys think it should be. Vice versa, with the boys it also happens. I don’t think too many girls would want to go into the boys’ locker room. I’m just being—having commonsense and telling it like it is. You remember: I’ve raised nine children. I know kind of how they think. And the boys would love, though, the opportunity to look at the girls. That’s the way it is when you’re that age.
And I am saying we need to protect our children from discrimination, from being bullied, from being harassed. This is what the ACLU should be looking at, those personalities, the character that is being developed. But I do not feel that they are looking at that. They are looking more at stirring up trouble, making noise, and having something to get on their bandstand and preach about. That is totally irrelevant to the maturing and growth of our children. So, as a parent and as governor, as a leader in our community, I stand on what is right and what is wrong. And there’s not a lot of gray area with me, David.