There is continued controversy around which bathroom trans people should use - that which is true to their identity, or that which matches their assigned gender at birth. While radical feminist women's groups characterise this as an issue of safety, it can also be seen as a fundamental contravention of trans people's rights to not allow them to use the bathroom that matches their identity.
This is about basic human decency and dignity
Transgender people will be safer
Navigating the world as a visibly trans person is dangerous and taking away bathroom choice makes it even more so.
It would make non-conforming cisgender people more comfortable
Anyone whose gender presentation does not align with society's conventions would face fewer difficulties.
Trans identities are valid
Being a trans woman is no different to being a cis woman, and they should not face different treatment.
Trans women are not predators
The main argument against self identification is that trans people are a danger, but this is deeply untrue.
Religious conceptions of gender
Religions are against trans people, so we should not allow them to self identify
Transgender people are dangerous to cis women
Trans women are more dangerous and predatory than cis women, cis men could also take advantage of the law to gain access to female restrooms
The subject shouldn't even be a debate
To ask the question references an issue that doesn’t exist
Transgender people suffer from an illness. Rather than trying to accommodate them, we should be trying to treat their mental illness. Transgender people need treatment, not accommodation.
It is impossible to force people to use the bathroom of their birth sex.
It can't be policed
There is no practical way of enforcing a prohibitive bathroom law
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