Why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – The GOP “Show Your Papers To Pee Party” – Arizona Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Prosecute Transgender People Who Use The ‘Wrong’ Bathroom’
A couple of things……
First, just who is going to be in ‘charge’ of checking?
Wouldn’t that in itself constitute being a ‘peeping tom’?
Which follows of course that this legislation is from the party that wants ‘smaller government’. You know, a ‘government’ that stays out of our lives.
Checking to see what sex someone is – is NOT staying out of my life.
And finally, this is really a a stupid piece of legislation showing that we have finally reached the breakdown of our society if someone has to show their birth certificate just to go to the bathroom.
‘Last month, the City Council of Phoenix, Arizona passed sweeping nondiscrimination protections, ensuring that people have equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity’.
‘One state lawmaker, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) is not pleased that transgender people will be protected when using the correct bathroom, and so he has introduced a new bill to ban them from doing just that’.
‘Kavanagh gutted a Senate Bill about a Massage Therapy Board to use as a shell for his new amendment, which prohibits a person from entering a “public restroom, bathroom, shower, bath, dressing room, or locker room” if the sex designation of that facility does not match the individual’s birth certificate’.
‘He defended his “show your papers to pee” bill in an interview with 12 News Phoenix’ :
KAVANAGH: “The city of Phoenix has crafted a bill that allows people to define their sex by what they think in their head. If you’re a male, you don’t go into a female shower or locker room, or vice versa. It also raises the specter of people who want to go into those opposite sex facilities not because they’re transgender, but because they’re weird”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/03/20/1748851/arizona-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-prosecute-transgender-people-who-use-the-wrong-bathroom/?mobile=nc