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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:00 pm

PHOENIX — A prominent Republican lawmaker in Arizona wants to link public bathroom use to birth certificates in what civil rights advocates are calling the nation’s toughest anti-transgender measure.

The bill would require people to use public restrooms, dressing rooms or locker rooms associated with the sex listed on their birth certificate or face six months in jail.

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4 comments:

  • Henry Casch posted at 11:41 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    HenryCasch Posts: 1

    Kate, take a breath. The bill sucks but that doesn't mean you attack the author. There was absolutely ZERO degradation in anything said about Erica. There are 7 instances of "her", "she" and "herself" in reference to her. If the author had said "HE was born a man" I could understand being upset, unless your position is that being born a man is degrading. Fight the bill, not everyone who has the fortitude to INCLUDE Erica's story!

     
  • Anthony Casalena posted at 7:41 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Anthony Casalena Posts: 1

    I also agree on the author of this obviously not being educated on the subject they are writing about...

     
  • Kate Sjostrand posted at 9:41 am on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    Kate28 Posts: 17

    ps: "transgender" is an adjective, not a noun.

     
  • Kate Sjostrand posted at 9:37 am on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    Kate28 Posts: 17

    “Among those waiting to speak out against the bill Wednesday was Phoenix resident Erica Keppler. She was born a man, but doesn’t feel comfortable in men’s bathrooms or locker rooms with her earrings, long hair and feminine clothing.”
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    The author of this article obviously does NOT understand the difference between sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression.
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    Next time, instead of "She was born a man", just say she is a transgender woman. No reason to go out of your way to be degrading.

     
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