|We need to keep women like this out of the men's room.|
Is that the solution to the pressing problem of transsexuals using public bathrooms? Perhaps first we should ask whether there is a problem. Many of the “religious freedom” bills being pushed through in several states address this very issue, whether needed or not. Mississippi’s HB 1523 does indeed preserve the right of religious organizations and most private businesses to discriminate against classes of people, based on the organization’s “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.” For instance, an organization could try to prevent a transgender person from using the restroom that the person feels comfortable in.
So why not just provide everybody their own bathroom? In more practical terms, why not provide unisex bathrooms: one toilet per bathroom and a door that locks?
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