Those who make an issue of this generally have never knowingly been in a restroom with transgender individual. Most of us have no idea of the birth gender of the person next to us. We often will notice their shoes as look under the door to see if the stall is occupied. And when you get the one with no TP do you really care who passes you some under the wall? The only real protest that should exist on this subject is the cost to all of us and our tax dollars being spent to enact and defend such unconstitutional laws.
Like the author I have used the men's room when the line for women is too long. No one has ever complained. Me doing so is safe. A transgender women doing so is likely to be attacked. Why is her safety so marginalized? Seeing her attacked would be hundreds of times more traumatic to a child than wondering if a non-cisgender woman is using the next stall.
The key is not only to avoid service, but make sure anyone at your home for any reason is aware that they are not authorized to act as your representative. Because I live alone and have a handyman who is sometimes around several days in a row I have made it clear that if anyone asks for me his response is that he is only a handyman working for a homeowner, does not reside at the residence, does not personally know me, and he is to decline agreeing to take any papers or even that he will see me in person or that he knows if or when I will be home. There are provisions for serving persons who also reside at the address.
All these civic lessons and they do not seem to include freedom of speech. The fact that the sherrif's office is controlling what a news agency is disbursing is completely ignored while we are lectured on state's rights.
Tucson Weekly |
7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 |
(520) 797-4384 |
Powered by Foundation