So, I’m giving my two cents on the whole transgender bathroom issue…
Just create more dang family bathrooms.
That’s it. That’s all. That is my problem. I am not concerned what bathroom a transgender person uses. They should use whatever bathroom they feel comfortable using. I’m more concerned about pedophiles who lurk and hide in bathrooms trying to watch and/or molest children. Pedophiles are not transgender and I’m tired of people trying to compare the two. It’s just plain wrong.
I’m a mother to an 8 year old boy and he wants to use the men’s room all the time because he doesn’t understand why I make him go to the women’s room. Why do I do it? Because there could be a pervert trying to watch my little boy go to the bathroom or lurking to touch him when he’s out of my site. That’s what freaks me out.
Before I ever knew about the struggle of the LGBT community I was afraid for my son. Am I more afraid? Heck no. I just think businesses should offer family restrooms so you can take your child to whichever bathroom you feel comfortable taking them to. Not to ostracize or make someone feel excluded. I prefer to use family restrooms when out with my 8 year old son.
Therefore, my argument is simple… Make more family restrooms. Family restrooms that everyone can use if they want to. That way I don’t have to keep my foot in the men’s room door to watch my son pee because I’m afraid that he will be molested.
Please stop letting our own personal issues take away from the basic rights of every person in this country. You should have the right to use whatever bathroom you wish. Let’s not let our own personal fears showcase our prejudice against the LGBT community. We’ve got to do better people.