Saturday, March 4, 2017

The intent of anti-trans “bathroom bills” is not to make trans women use men’s rooms, or to make trans men use women’s rooms.  No one really wants that.  No one is even trying to pretend that things would be okay if we used the “correct” bathrooms but still dressed and acted like ourselves.

The intent of these bills is to drive trans people out of the public space entirely.
let’s be clear about that.

“And last year, over 50 bills criminalizing trans people for using the bathroom that’s consistent with their gender identity were introduced in state legislatures all over the country. All of a sudden, over 50 bills. And what people should know about these bathroom bills that criminalize trans people – criminalize me going to the women’s room, is that these bills are not about bathrooms. They’re about whether trans people have the right to exist in public space. If we can’t access public bathrooms, we can’t go to school, we can’t work, we can’t go to health care facilities. This is about public accommodations. And so, public accommodations are always key to civil rights.

 - Laverne Cox in an interview on CBS This Morning
(via cthulhulovesewe)

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