Does this woman belong in a public men’s restroom?
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed a bill requiring transgender people in that state to use the restroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. That means this woman and others like her, who were born male, will not be allowed to use a public women’s restroom. Will you men be comfortable with them in the men’s restroom?
Maybe more to the point, how will women feel when a man enters and uses the ladies’ room because he happened to have been born female?
Fortunately, the State of Mississippi has not attached penalties to the new law. And since people are not required to have their birth certificates on their person every time they go out, nobody knows how to enforce it anyway.
Unfortunately, Mississippi is not the only state to consider passing such ridiculous and unenforceable new laws recently. Several other states are following suite.
As far as I know, we’ve been getting along just fine for the past 240 years without interfering with people’s very private lives in this way.