Dear Next President,
If society didn’t accept you for who you are, how would you feel? The way society views people is very rude and disrespectful. It is very rude to judge someone by their gender. Also by the restroom they choose to use. It’s ashame that people already have to deal with self-hate and depression the people around them makes it worse.
Others argue that transgenders using restrooms of their choice should be prohibited. Gov. Pat McCory says,”This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger taking improper advantage of bad policy.” I strongly disagree with Gov. Pat because they are just like any other person on this earth. Their gender or sexuality has nothing to do with their morality. Another reason I disagree with him is because transgenders have the same amount of odds of hurting someone just as much as a non-transgender.
The William Institute at the UCLA school of Law says,” 70% of trans survey respondents reported being denied access, verbally harassed or physically assaulted in public restrooms”. That survey shows how society judges by their looks and beliefs. A study by the Journal of Homesexuality says,” When people are denied access to a school bathroom for being trans, they are more likely to attempt suicide”. This is important because discrimination and bullying is happening just because people state their opinion not caring how it could affect anyone life. Society is causing depression and suicide and they are not even realizing that they are doing it.
Some work offices and public places have 1 restroom that either gender can use. Another solution that can help is making a law stating that transgenders can use the restroom of their choice.
In conclusion, please understand the hurt and pain transgender go through because society around them affects their daily usage of going to the restrooms.