HB2 in North Carolina specifically targets trans people.

“HB2 in North Carolina specifically targets trans people.”

No it doesn’t: It doesn’t even mention “trans” people. It basically reaffirms that public and private buildings cannot be forced to allow people to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex.

I can’t help but notice though that you didn’t answer my question — you’d still legislate so that women who have had surgery? Would you keep us out too?”

I would not agree with any law that would discriminate against anyone who has had surgery of any kind. But there is no such law and there is no proposal as far as I know to introduce one. A woman has the right to use the woman’s bathroom whether she has had surgery or not. A man likewise has the right to use the men’s room whether he has had surgery or not.

What you do not have the right to do is claim that surgery somehow changes your sex, and therefore you now have the right to use the facilities of the opposite sex. It is already scientifically demonstrable that no amount of surgery can alter a person’s sex.

But I would really appreciate if you could give me an empirically measurable definition of what exactly constitutes a “trans person.” I am sure you must agree that we cannot legislate, or even have a discussion about something that we cannot define and measure clearly.

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