Although I consider this a non-starter, several major media have elevated it to a matter worthy of national coverage.
Now before you accuse me of anti-gender bias or discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons, let me assure you I am not.
I support gay marriage; I abhor discrimination against gays and lesbians; and I firmly support the rights of bisexual and transgender individuals to live in peace, security and dignity.
That said, I fear that issue of transgender bathrooms will become an issue of protracted debate.
–Will Congress have to pass legislation mandating transgender facilities and what will we call them—Unisex, Gender-neutral, Gender-friendly?
–Will private and public institutions and businesses have to provide gender-neutral accommodations?
–Will religious groups protest gender-friendly bathrooms?
–Will this become a question during the upcoming presidential campaign?
It’s all so unnecessary.
1–We have scores of Unisex restrooms already. Keep those.
2–Make all women’s bathrooms gender-neutral.
3–Any new facility construction should contain stalls and toilets only—no urinals.
We’ve spent too much time on this already—let’s move on.