bathroom police

Did This Trans Woman Break Texas Law By Not Using A Men’s Restroom?

Last Wednesday Houston police arrested a transgender woman — identified by ABC13 by her biological name Nathanial Tyrone Moore — on charges of “knowingly entering a restroom of the opposite sex” at a public library. Jesus. Arrested and forced to spend two nights in jail for going the loo.

Time for Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott to decide whether Houston’s expanded anti-discrimination executive order, signed by lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, is compatible with existing state law. Which should be just wonderful news for you queers, given Mr. Abbott’s not-so-exemplary history upholding attempts to end discrimination.

Moore plead guilty to the charges, likely to avoid the costly (and embarrassing) legal challenge.