You can’t enact laws protecting sexual orientation and gender identity because horny straight guys will start busting into women’s bathrooms.
That’s the argument critics of a proposed new anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix are claiming.
Most larger cities already have LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination policies, and we haven’t heard of an epidemic of toilet trolls. But opponents claim the measure would enable cisgendered men to be leches in locker rooms, bathrooms and other women-only spaces by simply pretending to be transgender. “It really opens to door for a bunch of frivolous lawsuits,” said a spokesperson for the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy.
A public-comment session is scheduled for today, after which the city council can approve, dismiss or delay the measure.