California Ballot Measure Would Criminalize Transgender Citizens For Using Appropriate Toilet
How do we know the last remaining anti-LGBT crusaders have completely lost their shpadoinkle? The most recent debate has literally involved refusing to bake cakes for gay weddings. This is where we are in the slow gurgling death rattle of anti-gay bigotry in the United States. Cakes. That said, a proposed ballot measure in California might top it.
It turns out government-run bathrooms are now a battleground.
A group calling itself the “Privacy For All” coalition has begun the process of getting an initiative added to the California ballot that, if passed, would ban transgender citizens from using government bathrooms appropriate to their gender identity. In other words, Privacy For All is worried about genetically male persons who identify as women to use women’s restrooms. Likewise, they don’t want genetically female persons who identify as men to use men’s restrooms.
The Personal Privacy Protection Act, as they’re calling it, reads: “a person shall use facilities in accordance with their biological sex in all government buildings.”
The initiative defines “biological sex” like so:
[T]he biological condition of being male or female as determined at or near the time of birth or through medical examination.
And what happens when… CONTINUE READING