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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krazysh0t
The point is that under the new bathroom policies, a man, dressed as a man, can go into the women's bathroom. He may be transgender. And that can give men who want to do other things cover whereas before, such things would be questioned.
And previously, those who were transgender and sincerely transgender did what the rest of us did. No one knew and no one really gave it a thought.
But now we have laws and ordinances that we must not question someone if he says he is "feeling feminine" today. So he can go wherever he likes. This is because there is no clear definition of what actually makes on transgender. In some circles, simply saying you identify as the other gender, without any other outward sign of transition, is enough.
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
originally posted by: Abysha
Nope. If the NFL said nothing and accepted discriminatory policy, they would then be attached to it since it affects their own fans/users/etc.
Think of it like this. If Target decided to stop carrying a product that was found it was made by slave labor, are they attaching their name to that product or are they distancing themselves.
It's obvious to me. They are distancing themselves from something that is harmful.
How many NFL fans/users/etc do you think this actually affects? Do you NFL, bro?
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
There comes a time when society has to stop and say "Stop, this is stupid. Find a different bathroom or soldier on. You do not have a right to impose your delusions on other people."
originally posted by: Freija
19 states and over 250 municipalities already have anti-discrimination laws protecting the rights of transgender individuals to use the public accommodations consistent with their gender identity. It isn't a problem.
The Williams Institute estimates there are 127,000 transgender people in the state of Texas.
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originally posted by: seagull
Unisex bathrooms with individual stalls.
Problem solved. Next?
How often are stadiums remodeled these days? Geese...this is such a tempest in a teapot.