Ah, Arizona. With the mindset of a child, it's the state that, at times, makes the south look progressive. If you check his quote, it's not because of someone who is transgendered that he wants to prevent from using the opposite gender's facility, it's because of people who want to do that because "they're weird." You know, men wanting to see women or women wanting to see men, that's a real oddity.
By Zack Ford on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:50 am
Last month, the City Council of Phoenix, Arizona passed sweeping nondiscrimination protections, ensuring that people have equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. One state lawmaker, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) is not pleased that transgender people will be protected when using the correct bathroom, and so he has introduced a new bill to ban them from doing just that.
Kavanagh gutted a Senate Bill about a Massage Therapy Board to use as a shell for his new amendment, which prohibits a person from entering a “public restroom, bathroom, shower, bath, dressing room, or locker room” if the sex designation of that facility does not match the individual’s birth certificate. He defended his “show your papers to pee” bill in an interview with 12 News Phoenix:
KAVANAGH: The city of Phoenix has crafted a bill that allows people to define their sex by what they think in their head. If you’re a male, you don’t go into a female shower or locker room, or vice versa. It also raises the specter of people who want to go into those opposite sex facilities not because they’re transgender, but because they’re weird.
Heh, weird on so many fronts. =)
They are afraid of their inner transvestite.