P.D. Louisiana

Who can use which restroom?

I list the problems associated with transgender bathroom rights.

Dear new President of 2017,

I’d like to start off by saying congratulations, it must have taken a strong candidate to become president. I am currently 14 years old and soon my vote will count, therefore I wanted to bring some social issues to your attention. The LGBT community has been fighting for rights since 1936 and before. According to NY times it estimated that 0.3 percent of the population, 956700 people identify as transgender. Thus transgender issues are a large scale problem.

Many people said that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom for whatever sex they want to be and or are is basically a platform for rape. “When A Transgender Person Uses A Public Bathroom, Who Is At Risk?” article says,”The HB2 supporters say that without the new law, sexual predators could just say they're a transgender person with the right to use a women's bathroom and easily gain access to potential victims."He could be there to look at the anatomy of the opposite sex. He could be there because he's a sex pervert.He could be there to bring damage to a young girl," says Ron Baity, president of Return America and pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.” Everything in the quote is possible.As you can see this quote demonstrates the possibilities that could happen yet also shows how that a law solved the problem. Again the text said , “without the new law” then it goes on to state the negative possibilities, without acknowledging the positive alternatives of allowing Lgbt to use the restroom of choice. According to “U.S. government, N.C. file opposing lawsuits over "bathroom bill” article the bathroom bill of N.C. “bans transgender people from using bathrooms that don’t match the gender on their birth certificates”

Bills like the N.C. bathroom bill are an economic issue as well. Each state is a vital part of America’s economy. Therefore if a state loses out on money, and state funding, taxes in that state will be higher unless the state can find another source of income. For example “N.C. file opposing lawsuits over "bathroom bill” article says, “Some businesses have canceled plans to do work in North Carolina because of the law. The federal government has threatened that billions of dollars in annual funding could be withheld.” It is clear that the quote shows poverty,lack of jobs and many other problems that are an effect of the bill. Business bring jobs, opportunity, financial stability, and money to people who have none. Without jobs and money all services and things of that sort don't get to people who need them.

The solution to these problems will now be answered. The quote from “NPR”(in my first paragraph)is portraying that only men rape and sexually assault women, when the reality is men and women both get sexually assaulted and raped. In reality people are raped and abducted daily there is no possible way to stop rape. All of the action in the quote are possible as well as a female or male going into the wrong bathroom unnoticed. I can honestly say that at least 4 or 5 times I've ran into the wrong bathroom without being noticed,or raped, nor did i rape anyone. Instead of causing others financial and social hardship you could either require everyone to follow the rules listed in the U.S. Department of Education policy letter on transgender students . Not only in school but as a general thing. You can also make a law that says transgender people have to use the restroom as what they originally were. Or you can require that every place have a third bathroom labeled as family restroom to avoid offending anyone.

Hope you solve the issue.


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