For the purpose of this section, the gender of an individual is the gender established at the individual's birth or the gender established by the individual's chromosomes. A male is an individual with at least one X chromosome and at least one Y chromosome, and a female is an individual with at least one X chromosome and no Y chromosomes. If the individual's gender established at the individual's birth is not the same as the individual's gender established by the individual's chromosomes, the individual's gender established by the individual's chromosomes controls under this section.
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Oh and before the chorus of idiots coems in to claim Dan is the bad person here for suggesting giving her urine: Keep in mind that Dan's suggetion is squicky but harmless, whereas Riddle's suggested bill is directly harmful for real people and serves only to belittle them out of spite.
And like was said in the last thread about this sort of thing, this would force big burly bearded transsexual men to use the ladies room, which TOTALLY wouldn't freak women out at all.
This law is stupid, but let's not pretend that MtF folks still aren't a really easy guess most of the time.
Independent of that atrocious sentence, by the letter it shouldn't affect trans people since they are not doing anything other than being the gender that they actually are. In fact, this this bill would preclude a visibly trans person (say MTF) from dressing up as a guy and using the mens bathroom!
Yeah, yeah, I know that's not the intended reading, just thought it was non-zero funny
And if you didn't previously know the makeup of your sex chromosomes-(say you've been a female your whole life), and you test as an XY female (not uncommon).... SURPRISE!!!
If you can't afford to leave the bottle, just pour it.
I suspect that's the point - bills like this only exist to make it more difficult to be trans. Lawmakers like this think that trans people are just doing it because their little friends think it's cool, and if it's not fun anymore nobody would be trans. They don't actually believe that anyone not just like them really exists.
Like, I'm a man. If I were/became a trans woman, and therefore used a women's restroom, for all intents and purposes isn't my gender female? The science community uses sex, not gender, because gender is social construct and presumably mutable. Does the law follow the same precedent?
A trans person using the "wrong" bathroom would be guilty of a misdemeanor. While that could carry a hefty fine and jail time, the reality is that will almost certainly never happen.
This bill is really aimed at "operator[s], manager[s], superintendent[s], or other person[s] with authority over a building" who "allow an individual ... to repeatedly enter a ... toilet facility ... that is designated for use by persons of a gender that is not the same gender as the individual's gender. A violation of this subsection is a state jail felony."
Hmmm, who might be in a position to "repeatedly" allow a trans person to use a gender-specified bathroom? A quick hitlist:
* Gay Bars (incl.)
* LGBTQetal resource centers and the like
* Doctors offices who serve trans people in any facility
I'd be surprised even if this bill passes (it won't) that a single trans person gets cited for using a restroom, in fact, I would bet that Riddle doesn't want anyone cited; rather, she's probably ratther they do use bathrooms in the gender of their choice so she could use subsection B to shut down those businesses/places I listed above.
So, trans people, breathe easy. Places for trans people... notsomuch.
...time to move to New Zealand, seriously.
Actually they’re using an amendment to an anti-discrimination bill to block the entire bill, since the bill’s supporters won’t let it pass with that amendment. This nonsense has been going on for two years already.
But that's just my personal observation.