First up, a little history lesson. This public bathroom insanity is exactly what defeated the Equal Rights Amendment for women, back in the 1970's. Think Progress reminds us:
Like the anti-LGBT activists who united against HERO, the ERA’s anti-feminist opponents offered similarly outlandish claims about what would happen if the ERA became law. Many conservative activists rallied behind a claim that a ban on official sex discrimination would necessarily forbid segregating bathrooms by gender. As the feminist scholar Jane Mansbridge wrote in her postmortem of the amendment fight, Why We Lost the ERA, “the unisex toilet issue fed the fervor of the anti-ERA forces by giving them something absolutely outrageous to focus on.” Among other things, “it could conjure up visions of rape by predatory males,” while igniting smoldering passions in a South that had recently experienced “the historical trauma of racial integration.”
The Unisex Toilet Issue. And here we are again. The New York Times editorial board wrote today, under the title "Transgender Bathroom Hysteria, Cont'd"
Despite what supporters of these laws might claim, the measures do nothing to make restrooms safer. They will only further stigmatize and endanger people who already face systemic discrimination. If lawmakers who might want to follow North Carolina’s abhorrent example aren’t moved by appeals to equality and human rights, they should ponder this reality: The price of bigotry is becoming quite steep.
Here's some of what Twitter had to say:
Trump's resolution to Transgender Bathroom Hysteria: Build a stall. A yuge stall. Really great stall. The best stall. That I can tell you.
— Ξ Allison Ξ (@Allison_R_M) April 18, 2016
I don't get all of this transgender bathroom hysteria. We have a unisex bathroom at home.
— Scott Monty (@ScottMonty) April 18, 2016
Transgender Bathroom Hysteria - brought to you by the party of Dennis Hastert, Josh Duggar & Larry Craig.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 18, 2016
Right wingers want genital inspections--that's not an invasion of privacy, is it? https://t.co/sEdlKTiPP7
— Jeri Henson Dies (@BionicBlonde) April 18, 2016
And my personal favorite:
Whenever Republicans notice their political party is in the toilet, they create a diversion. This year it's Transgender Bathroom Hysteria.
— drhug (@drhug) April 18, 2016