Kentucky Republican State Senator C.B. Embry has sponsored a bill that would effectively put a bounty on transgender students who are caught using the “wrong” gendered bathroom. Students who catch their trans peers using the facilities of their chosen gender would be entitled to sue the school for $2,500 worth of damages relating to “psychological and emotional damage.”
The 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.”
Embry says he has no problem with trans students, adding that “they’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.”
In his mind, you have to draw the line somewhere, and that somewhere is the little male and female signs on bathrooms. Because god forbid we educate kids on what it means to be transgender. For Embry, it’s much easier to appease the “normal” kids while pointing a finger at the trans ones, telling them their identity isn’t real.
But before you go calling him a bigot, allow him to shove his foot a little further into his mouth. “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,” he told US News.
We’re so happy your one lesbian friend with no experience of being trans agrees with you on this. The rest of us, however, do not.
h/t Raw Story