What is it with conservatives, bathrooms, and sex?
The recent collision of depraved Right-Wing Bathroom Fantasies comes to us from Kentucky State Senator C. B. Embry, who, in a bid to jump in the right-wing war against morphological freedom, is sponsoring a bill that would entitle students who find their transgender peers in the bathrooms of their chosen gender to $2,500 in damages from the school.
Embry’s bill would “require students born male to use only those facilities designated to be used by males and students born female to use only those facilities designated to be used by females.”
So, under Embry’s bid to further destroy our education system in the name of State-enforce body policing, any student who finds their transgender peers in bathrooms of the opposite sex are entitled to restitution stemming from “psychological and emotional harm.”
Of course, he doesn’t have any problem with transgender people. Why, some of his best friends are transgender people. I’m sure he even lets them use his bathroom (as long as it’s got the “proper” sign on the door):
[T]hey’re certainly welcome to live their lives as they choose, if they want to dress as the opposite sex and the school is OK with that, that’s fine.
He insists that he’s not a bigot, either:
I have a friend, and we can all say these things, who is a homosexual and she agrees that she doesn’t want men in her bathroom.
That makes dredging up this particular conservative bugbear a-okay, then.
He also added that he supports anti-bullying legislation despite promoting pro-bully legislation: “I am very much in favor of strong anti-bullying laws that protect students no matter what the reason for bullying may be — fat or short, don’t speak plain, sexual orientation, whatever.”
Fortunately, there’s a very easy work-around: you can’t have a person in the “wrong” bathroom if you remove gender from the bathrooms entirely and make them all unisex.
Perhaps then the good senator would be okay with transgendered and transsexual people using the bathroom of their choice.