People are afraid of trans-inclusive bathrooms with no reason


There is no evidence for the claim that allowing transgender people to use the public facility of their choice would increase violations of privacy. The opponents of transgender-inclusive bathrooms say that men may pretend to be transgender women to enter women’s bathrooms with an aim to assault and rape the women. But the statistics proved the total senselessness of such allegations. The study conducted by the California-based Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy studied the situation in the state of Massachusetts, where Governor Charlie Baker signed into law an anti-discrimination bill including transgender people in 2016. The bill banned discrimination against transgender people in housing, employment, as well as public accommodations and transphobic groups started spreading doubts about the safety of such spaces.The study, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy in July showed that that the passage of such laws is not related to the number or frequency of criminal incidents in these spaces. The cases of privacy violations in bathrooms (any bathrooms, trans-inclusive or not) are too rare to cause massive concerns.


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