Now that Eugene has a new mayor, the issue of transgender civil rights looks like it is going to hit a city council meeting soon.
Mayor Kitty Piercy was quoted as saying, “I, like the members of the Human Rights Commission, am interested in ensuring that all our citizens are treated equitably and justly. I am, therefore, open to a discussion about adding gender identity to the list of protected classes.”
I’m… speechless. Just read the article.
Okay, maybe just one comment. Human Rights Commission? What about the rights of the other, larger, part of the population who isn’t transgendered? What about the rights of women who don’t want to have to worry about a man walking into their restroom? Must we always cater to the minority so they feel validated?
You would think that if a man is secure enough to walk around town in a cocktail dress, that he’d be just fine hiking that thing up and using a urinal. Until you don’t have the plumbing to manage the task, stand up!