Can you believe that we have reached a point where we must have direction on which restroom to use? It seems to me it is very simple: you go to the restroom that matches the equipment that God gave you. Regardless of how I may feel, nature has already made a determination.
Oh well, this is a problem for people much younger than me to wage.
I’m no longer young, and I’m late to the game of understanding transgender rights, but even I see that denying people use of the public restroom of their chosen gender identity is a violation of their rights, regardless of their “equipment.” If a person chooses to identify as female and dresses with clothes associated with being female and presents herself as a female, what does Mr. Cross think will happen if she enters a bathroom for males? And vice versa?
What is the harm of allowing people this right? Is there any evidence of predators using a disguise of changing genders to assault people in bathrooms?
I hope Mr. Cross watches this Frontline documentary Growing Up Trans and learns more on this issue.
Don’t let the label “political correctness” mislead you. This is an issue of a human being having a right to use a public facility. This is a civil and human rights issue.
Updated November 25, 2018: Citations Needed Podcast
Episode 57: A Matter of Survival – Trivializing Trans Rights as a Boutique “Identity” Issue