Transgender identity has become a politicized issue in the US and elsewhere. How do we get past partisanship and figure it out?
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 even ask the question acknowledges an issue that doesn’t exist
Transgender people require treatment not validation.
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
This page was last edited on Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020 at 12:35 UTC