Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Transgender Woman Brilliantly Trolls Texas Governor On Proposed "Bathroom Bill"

(via Instagram)

Ashley Smith, a transgender Texas woman, brilliantly trolled Gov. Greg Abbott with this pic posted to Instagram.

Posing with the governor after the announcement of his re-election campaign, Smith shared the photo on Instagram after tagging #BATHROOMBUDDY across the top.

Along with the pic, Smith captioned the post saying, "How will the Potty Police know I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't?"

The Texas Legislature begins a special session called by the governor where a big focus will be on passing an anti-trans "bathroom bill" which would require trans people to use public restrooms which correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificate.

I should note, however, that even states that actually provide public accommodation protections for trans people can't ensure they will be treated with respect.

Here in Las Vegas, a transgender woman visiting from San Francisco was recently barred from using the ladies room at the New York-New York Hotel. Nevada state law expressly says gender identity is a protected class against discrimination in the state.

This is why we need The Equality Act passed in Congress which would address LGBT protections on a federal level.

Of course, that's not going to happen with the current Republican controlled Congress.
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