Transgender People To Be Jailed in AZ for Using ‘Wrong’ Restroom [VIDEO]
One Republican lawmaker in Arizona wants to keep public bathroom use to the birth gender of citizens, in what civil rights advocates are calling the nation's toughest anti-transgender measure. The bill would require people to use public restrooms, dressing rooms or locker rooms associated with the sex listed on their birth certificate or face six months in jail or up to a $250 fine. They have proposed a vote on Wednesday in the House of Representatives committee. Rep. John Kavanagh of Arizona is expected to present the new version of his so-called bathroom bill to a House committee on Wednesday. The new version no longer makes it a crime for a person to use a public bathroom not associated with the gender on their birth certificate, but there is no for sure answer until the committee on Wednesday.
If your gender doesn't match what is on your birth certificate they may just take you to jail. It's a little harassing for transgender people to carry around their birth certificate just to use the restroom when they aren't really harming anyone.
Oregon's Grant High School has created specific bathrooms for transgender students. This is a first in the district and is an unusual move when compared to others in the country. Oregon is leading the nation currently on protecting their transgender community.
"We just need to make sure that all students are safe and comfortable here, and that they have their needs met," Kristyn Westphal, Grant High vice principal, told The Oregonian. "If they feel unsafe using the bathroom, that's a problem."
I feel that, even though they are trying to help their students comfortable in their environment, it's a little discriminating. Why not just make bathrooms for 'blacks only' again? They should be treated as equal to any other human being, that includes all sharing the same bathroom. Maybe I'm taking it the wrong way, but that's just how I see it.