We were all a bit stunned last year when North Carolina passd the infamous 'bathroom bill.' The debate gripped the nation and spurred a national dialogue. The ideas spread across the country as 16 states had some variation of a bathroom bill of their own. Now that NC has repealed their bill, the fallout is just getting started.
There is no doubt that circumstances that brought about this bill are complicated. I get that those who don't know any transgender people (and/or no nothing about transgender people) would be leery over what they perceive as a man dressed as a women in the ladies room.
Of course transgender people know that the claims have no merit. That these transgender women could and may assault the other women in the ladies room is rediculous. Transgender women have been using the ladies room for dcades without incident. There hasn't even been any recorded incidents of men 'pretending' to be women who have assualted anyone.
Laverne Cox had appeared on MSNBC to talk about these and other issues, when President Trump rolled back the federal transgender protection rules (put in place by Obama). Here are the two segments: Segment 1, segment 2.
You can read some of the articles and opinions about the NC ruling here:
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