The Dallas Voice reports:
A new draft of San Antonio’s proposed nondiscrimination ordinance released Tuesday lists restroom use for transgender people under its exemptions. “Nothing herein shall be construed as directing any policy or practice regarding the use of restrooms, shower rooms, or similar facilities which have been designated for use by persons of the opposite sex,” the new draft states. Councilman Diego Bernal, the ordinance’s author, did not respond to requests for comment as to why the compromise was necessary. The ordinance had support from Mayor Julian Castro and six council members last week, which was enough to pass the ordinance. A vote is expected on Sept. 5.
I find myself more and more disgusted by the supposed fear that these people have of transgender folks. They have no understanding of the day-to-day realities the transgender people go through. Instead they present a distorted picture designed to instill fear of the other, of the child molester, of the abnormal. This country has a long ways to go to support our transgender brothers and sisters.