Transgender Houston Meets Resistance

To create transgender Houston, the proponents are lying to refute their critics.

If I tell you a “transgender rights” bill will permit men to use women’s restrooms and permit women to use the men’s restrooms, you understand what I am saying.

Then if someone else tells you that I am wrong, and that men won’t be permitted to use the women’s restroom and that women won’t be permitted to use the men’s restroom, then you will understand that this response contradicts my assertions.

But if the person who tells you I am wrong, is including men in his definition of women and vice versa then he or she (!) is being deliberately deceptive.

The Washington Times reports, “Houston transgender bathroom bill debate centers on differing definitions of ‘men.'”

The noisy debate over this city’s Proposition 1 has centered on whether it would allow men to use women’s public restrooms, which boils down to how you define “men” and “women.”

In a battle that has ranged from bathroom etiquette to gender rights to constitutional debates over religious freedom, a key skirmish broke out after former Houston Astros baseball all-star Lance Berkman appeared in an ad saying that the Nov. 3 ballot measure would “allow troubled men who claim to be women to enter women’s bathrooms, showers and locker rooms,” and the Yes on 1 campaign fired back.

“Prop. 1 will NOT allow men to enter women’s restrooms,” says a post on the website Houston Unites, the group supporting Proposition 1.

By “men,” however, the campaign is excluding biological men who identify as women. Proposition 1 would ban discrimination in public accommodations such as restrooms based on 15 characteristics, including gender identity.

In other words, anyone who tries to stop a biological man who identifies as a woman from using a women’s room would be in violation and could face fines of up to $5,000, if the measure succeeds.

We have already seen where this is going at Planet Fitness in which a woman got kicked out of a gym for daring to complain about a woman in her locker room. He was allegedly “transgender” though there was no way for her to know that. She just saw a man in her locker room and reported him as a trespasser.

Houston is attempting to force every business to punish normal, non-perverse customers just like Planet Fitness has done.