The changing norms of the generation has brought upon commotion between various states because of the presidents judgement. The transgender bathroom policy allows transgender students to use the bathroom they identify as and not by the sex on their birth certificate (Fox News, 2016). The transgender bathroom policy has both successes and failure to ensure safety for transgender students resulting to its change being for not only trans-gender. Gender neutral bathrooms allows safety for those who are not only transgender, but also a part of the LGBTQ community, etc. but it causes a conflict with gender segregation. Adding additional bathrooms to suite other gender preferences costs more money and not everyone is going to accept what they walk into the bathroom and see. The gender neutral bathroom policy should be taken off of hold and be put into action because everything is constantly changing and those who do not identify as the sex they were assigned at birth are at risk for harm.
Human Sexuality DB AmandaRosa Edwards Targets Stand on Transgender Bathroom Rights Hadley Malcom wrote an interesting article titled “More than 700,000 pledge to boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy” to USA Today describing the ongoing controversy between Target’s stance on Transgender bathroom right’s and the backlash of many customers. Many people are unclear on what the right solution is for this problem and many different suggestions have been put forth however, no one has been able to reach one decision. There has been a lot of news coverage circulating on North Carolina’s using the approach of presenting a birth certificate to identify which gender one was born as in order to direct them to the proper facility however, Target’s
Bathroom Rights for Transgender Individuals Josephine Do HDE 110 February 2, 2017 Bathroom Rights for Transgender Individuals Transgender rights and policies have always been an ongoing debate. In the article, “Bathroom Battlegrounds and Penis Panics,” Schilt and Westbrook (2015) argued that in order to push gender equality forward, we must consider the rights of transgender people by allowing them to have access to bathrooms that support their gender identity rather than their biological sex. In doing so, authors believed that it would make progress in alleviating discrimination against transgender people. However, in this conscious effort to fight for transgender rights and their access to sex-segregated spaces,
Transgender Students and Public Bathrooms In past generations, it has been clear to society that males and females use segregated bathrooms. It is also known that the rate of transgender people has been growing over the past years. Transgender people constantly face troubles when using a bathroom in public. Nevertheless, as society has become more aware of the transgender population and the issues that they face, many schools have had to decide how they will respond about the issue of school bathrooms when students identify themselves as transgender. A school should be able to provide separate facilities based on sex, but must allow transgender students access to the facility which matches their gender identity.
The supreme court case that I decided on was the case of Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board (ED. VA.) (Unknown, 2017). This case is about an 18-year-old male that attends a Virginia high school in Gloucester County Virginia. Gavin has male features and facial hair like a male and a deep voice like a male; however, he is in the process of being a transgender. The problem is Gavin uses the men’s restroom and is fighting for a transgender restroom throughout the school. The school board’s policy denies transgender students access to the restrooms used by rest of the student body because it violates the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Unknown, 2017). The school states that students must use the restrooms according to their
I agree; the article “Texas Bathroom Bill Has Emotions, and Stakes, Running High” doesn’t deal with the issue of intersectionality. In fact, this article focuses more on the politics and economic consequences of the Bathroom Bill than the emotional, or general, effects the bill has on the transgender community. The transgender community is only mentioned briefly when Serria Jane Davis and Alisa Miller gave their testimony. Intersectionality could have been addressed through, as you said, adding more diversity in the form of adding different age groups, races/ethnic groups, and people both supporting and belonging to the transgender community. It is understandable that this article does not deal with intersectionality since its main fouce is
“I was delighted to see that the people of Houston voted for common sense.” Newt Gingrich had remarkable words to say after the city of Houston didn’t vote in favor of the transgender bathroom law. According to Kaeley Triller, “There’s no way to make everyone happy about transgender bathrooms and locker rooms. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe.” If you have a gender on your birth certificate, then that is your gender, regardless of what you want to be. Debate.org states, “Biologically, there are only two options - male and female. To claim that sex is fluid is insanity.” This shows that you are either male or female, and there is no switching around. Transgenders should use the bathroom of the gender on their
A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. (REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Phot by Colleen Jenkins
The hot topic of current events centers around the heated debate over whether Transgender kids should be able to choose what restroom they would like to use based solely on their gender identity. Breaking new ground and blazing new trails to create equality for all is the state of California. Democratic Governor, Jerry Brown, signed Assembly Bill No. 1266 (known as AB1266), which was an act to amend Section 221.5 of the Education Code, relating to pupil rights. The new law gives all students the right “to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities” based on their self-perceived orientation regardless of their birth gender. AB1266 and Section 221.5 of the Education Code provides equal rights for transgender individuals and promotes anti-discrimination. By allowing transgender boys and girls the right to use a restroom that corresponds to the student’s gender identity– regardless of the student’s sex assigned at birth– you essentially teach children acceptance from a young age. This creates a diverse culture which will help sway the profound perceptions that transgender individuals are oddities and will lend a hand in breaking the generational cycle of discrimination.
America and Gender Neutral Bathrooms There is a long history of social groups being repressed within the United States of America. With an ever-changing culture and a strong force against certain changes, certain ethnic and social groups appear to be neglected by the lawmakers of America. One of the more recent occurrences of this has been the LBGT community. Up until 2014, marriage was not even legal between a same-sex couple. After gay marriage was ruled legal, a landslide of other reforms were brought to attention. One of the more controversial topics being discussed today is the rights of the LBGT community in accordance to public bathrooms. They argue that anyone should be able to use whichever bathroom that matches with their identified gender. The definition of gender and the rights that accompany them is constantly being updated and adjusted. Because of this sudden movement, social issues are sparking outrage and debate on whether this argument should be implemented into society. This issue has dominated the media and has caused chaos on both sides of the spectrum. Members of the LBGT community should not be able to use whatever bathroom they please.
America and Gender Neutral Bathrooms Gender equality is a pressing issue in the United States. The definition of gender, and the rights that accompany them, is constantly being updated and adjusted. The LBGT community is fighting for equality after being repressed for many years. Because of this sudden movement, social issues are sparking outrage and debate on whether a certain law or right for LBGT people is to be initiated. In many instances, these issues dominate the media, and cause for chaos on both sides of the spectrum. The bathroom controversy exemplifies this. The LBGT community argues that anyone should be able to use whichever bathroom that matches with their identified gender. Members of the LBGT community should not be able to use whatever bathroom they please.
The word transgender has become a common one in today's society. Especially after an article published by The Washington Post, where it talked about a case in Virginia, where a high school transgender student named Gavin Grimm, sued his highschool board, "alleging that the policy violated his civils right". The article also informs that the case reached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. The case resulted in Gavin having to go to the girl's bathroom. This case took by storm almost every media in the U.S., as well as more cases related to transgender people spread through the news media, as well as appearing in John
To put it in the simplest form, there is a need for change. Transgender bathroom regulations blatantly oppress transgender individuals all around the nation in many ways. Since the national uprising over transgender bathroom policies Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals have been impacted greatly. Heath complications, increase in suicides, and undeniable discrimination are a few of the negative impacts these policies have had on LGBTQ people. These individuals, although very significantly affected, are not the only targets impacted as a result of these policies. Loss in revenue, possible lawsuits, and travel bands are among the many consequences felt in the states where these draconian laws were passed.
Our nation is facing a pressing issue that no one can find an adequate answer to. How do we deal with the many problems that are faced when dealing with transgender individuals? These people have somehow snuck their way into our schools, workplaces, military, and public restrooms. They should be condemned for the actions that they take against us when they argue how we should treat them.
America, in some way or another, has always had obstacles with segregation. It’s been happening since the beginning of time, but the biggest one was with black rights. In the mid-19th century, the “Jim Crow” law mandated the “separate but equal” status. African American’s had separate schools, churches, bathrooms, sections