Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Transgender Idaho Woman Has Been Charged With Trespassing For Using a Women's Restroom

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Good news, Arizona: we don't appear to be the only one needlessly bothering transgendered people. Hooray?

According to the Huffington Post (via Idaho's KLEW-TV), Ally Robledo was cited for trespassing on April 8, after customers complained about her use of a women's restroom.

"A male subject ... was using the female restroom, and that made some women customers uncomfortable because of the appearance that a male was using their restroom," Lewiston Police Captain Roger Lanier said, according to KLEW.

Robledo told the station that she has already undergone one gender re-assignment surgery. In the past, Robledo said using male restrooms led to feelings of embarrassment and harassment, and that she sometimes she even feared for her safety.

"I'm a female trapped in a man's body," Robledo said, according to Reuters. "It's natural for me to go to the ladies' room. Getting the no trespassing order for a public restroom was really painful."

Lanier stressed that "store employees didn't want any further problems" and have the right under Idaho state law to refuse service. Customers had complained because someone was urinating standing up, according to Reuters.

As you might have noticed, our fair state hasn't exactly been kind to transgendered folks as of late, considering Rep. John Kavanagh has people doing their business HIS business. According to the Phoenix New Times, he dropped his support of his original strike-everything measure, S.B. 1423 and has, as of late, been pursuing another strike-everything bill in S.B. 1045, which (as of its passage of Kavanagh's House Appropriations Committee on March 27) would nullify the City of Phoenix's non-discrimination protections in late February.

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