Not sure if this qualifies as “potty mouth” but it seems like the whole country is ablaze over who should use which toilet.After North Carolina passed a law requiring transgender persons to use the toilet corresponding to their gender at birth, toilet habits have become big news. The question I have is, transgenders aren’t something new. People have been cross-dressing for decades, and quietly going about their business. How have they managed so far? If you’re dressing as the opposite gender, and for all intents and purposes living your life as the opposite gender, I would imagine you’ve already been using the public bathroom you feel is most appropriate. Behind the walls and doors of a stall, who knows what you’re fiddling with? Anyway I digress. You wanted to read about Donald Trump.
Well, it turns out he feels just about the same way.The Hill reports, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday said North Carolina is “paying a big price” for a controversial bathroom law that has been blasted by LGBT advocates, adding that officials should just “leave it the way it is.”
Trump said the state unnecessarily mandated that transgender people use public restrooms that correspond with their biological gender, adding that transgender people should use whatever bathroom they want.
Trump was asked during a town hall interview on NBC’s “Today” show whether he would let Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender woman, walk into Trump Tower and use any bathroom that she wanted.“That is correct,” Trump responded.
“North Carolina did something – it was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. And there’s a lot of problems,” Trump said.
“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble,” Trump said.“The problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic punishment they’re taking,” Trump said Thursday.
Trump also noted that “there is a big move to create new bathrooms” for transgender people.
“I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. It would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and the country. Leave it the way it is.”I happen to agree. The percentage of our population which is transgender is minute. I don’t know who I’ve been tinkling next to for decades, and it doesn’t bother me. I also believe the percentage of our male population that would dress up as a female purely to gain entrance to the women’s bathrooms in order to attack someone is also small.
It’s not like the transgender population has suddenly exploded. Why do we need to change everything all of a sudden?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]