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Should transgender people use the bathroom that matches their identity?

There is continued controversy around which bathroom trans people should use - that which is true to their identity, or that which matches their assigned gender at birth. While radical feminist women's groups characterise this as an issue of safety, it can also be seen as a fundamental contravention of trans people's rights to not allow them to use the bathroom that matches their identity.

Transgender people should use the bathroom that matches their identity

This is about basic human decency and dignity

Trans identities are valid

Being a trans woman is no different to being a cis woman, and they should not face different treatment.

Transgender people will be safer

Navigating the world as a visibly trans person is dangerous and taking away bathroom choice makes it even more so.

Trans women are not predators

The main argument against self identification is that trans people are a danger, but this is deeply untrue.

It would make non-conforming cisgender people more comfortable

Anyone whose gender presentation does not align with society's conventions would face fewer difficulties.

Transgender people should not use the bathroom that matches their identity

This isn’t about rights

Transgender people are dangerous to cis women

Trans women are more dangerous and predatory than cis women, cis men could also take advantage of the law to gain access to female restrooms

Sexual liberty should not trump religious liberty

Religions are against trans people, so we should not allow them to self identify

It is irrelevant

The subject shouldn't even be a debate

Transgender people require treatment not accomodation

Transgender people suffer from an illness. Rather than trying to accommodate them, we should be trying to treat their mental illness. Transgender people need treatment, not accommodation.

It is unenforceable

It is impossible to force people to use the bathroom of their birth sex.

Transgender bathroom use can't be policed

There is no practical way of enforcing a prohibitive bathroom law

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This page was last edited on Monday, 30 Mar 2020 at 18:21 UTC