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The Latest Frontier in America's Civil Rights Battle: Restrooms


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AWAY AWHI
- 1125 days ago - cbsnews.com
A delicate constitutional question flared up this past week: Do transgender people have the right to use the restroom they feel is right?



   

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Animae C (509)
Monday May 16, 2016, 3:58 am
YES they do!
 

Marianne R (78)
Monday May 16, 2016, 6:29 am
I would feel very uncomfortable - I'm too old to change my outlook
 

Animae C (509)
Monday May 16, 2016, 7:01 am
It's already been happening all your life Marianne!!
 

Dawnie W (250)
Monday May 16, 2016, 7:45 am
Interesting! Thank you for sharing.
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Past Member (0)
Monday May 16, 2016, 11:05 am
Täysin Järjetöntä... :-(
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday May 16, 2016, 2:41 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal.
I agree with the statement by Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch: "This is about the dignity and the respect that we accord our fellow citizens...."
The "conservative religious" message is hateful, selfish and far behind the times.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 5:44 am
Noted with thanks Cal
 

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 8:26 am
I've used unisex toilets in Belgium while on holiday. It seemed strange, but there were stalls and so didn't know what genders were in there and there wasn't a problem at all.
 

Lenore K (0)
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 2:00 pm
ty
 

Walter F (128)
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 8:52 pm
Why not.. Of course they do.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 12:21 am
Noted and thanks for sharing.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 3:15 am
TY Cal.
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 5:26 am
Make all restrooms gender neutral with floor to ceiling stalls problem solved. Don't look in my pants and I won't look under your skirt.
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 5:26 am
Really it is discrimination against Trans people just like other minorities were discriminated against and it needs to stop.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 11:30 am
When Christine Jorgenson, the first or at least the first NOTORIOUS person to have a sex-change operation, "came out" as a Woman, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY asked her or made an issue of, which Restroom she should use!
NATURALLY, and OBVIOUSLY, she used the WOMEN'S RESTROOM, and nobody thot twice about it!!!!!
Going into a Men's Restroom, with her high heels, makeup, women's hairdo, skirts and jewelry, now THAT would have been a Scandal!!! And, possibly gotten her beaten up....

I got NEWS for some people! TRANSGENDER FOLKS OF ALL AGES, HAVE BEEN IN OUR MIDST, FOR DECADES. You probably in some Department Store or Public Place, HAVE BEEN SHARING RESTROOMS WITH TRANSGENDERS OF YOUR SEX, ALL ALONG! Without knowing it!!! and, of course, with NO problems AT ALL.....
There has not, in ALL HISTORY, been ONE SINGLE INSTANCE of a Rape by a Transgender person in a Public or School restroom.... NOT ONE SINGLE ONE.
This is a MADE-UP ISSUE by Rethuglicans and the Religious Right. To DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM their hideous Agenda for the People of the United States, increasing the Tyranny and the Wealth of the Rich, screwing the Poor....
It is a MADE-UP ISSUE, because they LOST on the non-issue of Gay Marriage. They will LOSE on this one, too - but, in the meantime, just like the non-issue they squawked so long about on Gay Marriage, it serves as a DISTRACTION away from REAL VITAL ISSUES during an Election Year...!!!

A Trans man or woman, boy or girl, going into the Restroom INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEIR SEX, runs the risk of GETTING BEATEN UP. Often, SEVERELY BEATEN UP. Especially a Female Trans in a Male Restroom - some men are so VERY INSECURE about their Gender Identity, their "Manliness"!
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE EVIL RETHUGLICANS, THE EVIL RELIGIOUS RIGHT, WANT TO HAPPEN.
Just like they used to BURN WITCHES AND HERETICS - and with as much sense! - it is supposed to be MERELY A FORETASTE OF THE HELL THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE LITERALLY AWAITING THEM AFTER DEATH....!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 12:56 pm
I think too many people make a mountain out of a molehill. We need to make sure everyone has health care, we need to get rid of fossil fuel use and nuclear power and weapons. Don't sweat the small stuff! And yes it is and has been going on all of Marianne's life - it just wasn't discussed.
 

Trish K (29)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 3:48 pm
They need to place a Plaque on the entrance of a business or bathroom saying who they hate and discriminate against in the Name of Jesus. If I am a transgender girl then I look like a man. If I am a transgender man then I look like a girl. Really want boys and girls to use their gender of birth restroom ? do I have to carry a birth certificate ? Ted Cruz made it sound like child molesters would be prowling the stalls. One reason he gives me the creeps, I think he may be one, and his pastor too. Smoke screen for dirty deals in congress.
 

Edith B (146)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 9:24 pm
This, along with several other laws to protect religious freedom are nothing but ways to distract us from the real problems in our country, and to encourage the bigotry and hatred that festers in some people. No one should have to produce proof of their sexuality to use a bathroom.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 11:57 pm
This is a "what if" made up problem to distract from other human rights denied by discrimination. Disgusting attitudes towards human beings different but loved as much by God as he /she loves you. Love your neighbor.
 

Roro l (0)
Thursday May 19, 2016, 12:22 pm
Thanks!
 

. (0)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 12:55 am
No.
 

Patrice Z (16)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 1:48 pm
"Do unto others as you would do unto me." I don't believe he had discrimination in mind. Religious Freedom laws just seem to unleash freedom FROM religion--or certainly the original spirit of religion.
 

Derek Richardson (192)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 7:19 am
No.
 

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 6:08 am
Interesting, thanks for posting! Noted.
 
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