Within the transgender community, it is not that black and white. A transgender person is defined as somebody whose gender identity is different than the sex they were assigned with at birth (“New Law”). In simpler terms, it is a person who identifies as the opposite sex. This makes choosing which restroom to use when in public a difficult decision. A person born as a male but who identifies as a female would feel very uncomfortable in the men’s bathroom, yet could be in trouble for going into the women’s restroom.
Florida and Texas are trying to look out for the best interest of the majority population, however, “we all have to use the bathroom, but these laws would seemingly force transgender people to choose between fines and jail, risking horrific violence or leaving the state” (Tannehill). These laws have been seen as unreasonable to the transgender community and have been fought by the ACLU lawyer Joshua Block, “We’re talking about people who also have their sense of privacy and modesty, and who are not going to want to have everyone see an anatomical part of themselves that they feel should never have been there in the first place,” (Marcus). It has also been found that it’s illegal for employers to carry out such rules, “The Equal Employment
Thus, they do not treat them as citizens. If a person wishes to become transgender, they are faced with many more obstacles than homosexual people face with. People wish to switch gender identities because they feel that their assigned gender feels wrong with their bodies. Many people who are transgender realize that they are different from their peers
ABSTRACT: This easy inform readers about common issues transgender individuals face daily. Many people take it for granted that they can walk in to a bathroom without any problem but for a transgender person it 's not as simple. Transgender life 's are effected even when just want to fight for their country, they are discriminated against and feel like outlawed when it come to making policies. Transgender is the topic on every news category that is because it 's growing rapidly in today 's society.However at the same time the further for transgender will have many misunderstanding and issues. We as society are in the process of accepting transgenders in society as a normal thing.
Transgender people want privacy just as much as Cisgender people. Companies might balk at the cost of remodeling restrooms. It is the time that companies update the bathrooms regardless of the transgender bathroom issue. The majority of people keep their privates private. The people that are flashing their privates around are going to do so whether they are in a restroom or not.
There is a national uproar about transgender people using the restroom of the gender they identify as. Students in federal funded schools and adults in the federal work places have to follow by the rules. On the contrary, the nation as a whole does not agree with sharing restrooms with transgender people in in places like public restaurants, stores, and other businesses. For the supporters of pro-transgender restrooms, some states have nondiscrimination laws protecting transgender students to choose what restroom they feel more comfortable using, it’s their right according to the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. And according to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration transgender employees should have access to a restroom that relate to their gender identity so it can create a healthy atmosphere and the employees could be treated in the manner in which they live their day-to-day lives.
This however, only aggravates the difficulties that already exist within the changes occurring, due to the comfort level of having to different genders share the same restroom. Contrary to popular belief this does not happen often, because the transgender person will habitually if not always use the bathroom they feel best matches their gender. (Transequality, 2016). It is common misunderstandings such as these examples that are averting people from supporting and comprehending how basic the issue is. Like everyone else the trans population would like equal access to public restrooms.
There are laws that have been put into place to protect and give the transgender community rights to use the restroom of which they identify by. I also believe that transgender individuals should be given the right to choose the restroom of which they identify with because no one knows their former gender identity. The case of the Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. is the first transgender case to reach the Supreme Court. Gavin Grimm (G.G.)
If it was truly a case of fear about females being sexualized in the bathroom, people would also be fighting to deny access to lesbians and for gay men in the male bathroom. That does not happen, and yet they assume letting transgender women into the women’s bathroom would lead to harassment of cisgender
Transgendered individuals have recently been facing many obstacles concerning their freedom of expression and personal preferences. One of these challenges is the right to use whichever bathroom they deem appropriate to their gender identity. Legislation has passed laws that prohibit transgendered persons from using bathrooms that don’t match their sex. Some laws have even gone as far as to limit based on outward appearance alone. Many retail locations have changed policies to cater to those who feel displaced due to these laws.