Arizona, USA: Transgender Activists Confront Representative Introducing Bathroom Bill

Written by scott on April 13th, 2013

Arizona, USA: Transgender Activists Confront Representative Introducing Bathroom BillTwo transgender activists took on the author of and Arizona State bill that would prohibit them from using the bathroom that corresponds with their identity. The Advocate reports:

On the latest episode of his web series Gwissues, publicist Howard Bragman hosted an intense conversation between Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, Cristan Williams, director of the Transgender Foundation of America, and Arizona Rep. John Kavanagh, who introduced state legislation that would allow businesses to prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

“Many transgender people live very quiet lives,” said Davis. “In just about every community in the United States. And [they] use restrooms and facilities without incident. This is really a solution without a problem.” Nevertheless, Kavanagh believes the chances of his bill passing are “excellent.” “I think this bill represents the mores of our society,” continued Kavanagh. “People just don’t believe that this type of behavior is appropriate.”

Watch the whole interview:

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