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OXFORD, AL (WBRC) - It is now illegal to use a public bathroom or changing room which does not match the gender on your birth certificate in Oxford, Ala.
A law was passed Tuesday night in response to Target’s policy allowing employees and shoppers to use bathrooms and changing rooms that match their gender identity.
“The policy creates an unsafe environment,” said Steven Waits, council president.
There’s a Target store in the Oxford Exchange.
“It’s being put in to protect women, children and families from voyeurs, child molesters, exhibitionists, sexual predators and others who might use these policies to their advantage,” said Waits.
When asked if the law then associates transgender people with sexual predators, Waits replied “that’s not the spirit of this law.”
The ordinance carries penalties of a $500 fine or six months in jail, according to Police Chief Bill Partridge.
But law says a woman (according to birth certificate) cannot use the mens' room either.
I dont think its an unreasonable expectation for women to know that they can enter a restroom without fear of there being a man or men in there, even if he is dressed like a woman (which is probably even more disturbing).
If you have male parts, you use a male restroom. Female parts, female restroom. Simple.