Back2Us Radio Network

The Strong Stance: Bathroom Bill Breakdown

Episode Summary

In the last several weeks, both the state of North Carolina and the city of Oxford, Alabama have passed legislation limiting or prohibiting the trans community from utilizing the public facilities of their correct gender. These bills are HB2 in North Carolina and City Ordinance 2016-18 in Oxford. Join me as I breakdown some of the points, counterpoints and realities of these bills and the harm they inflict on the trans community, as well as the complete lack of protection that they provide to the people who claim they are needed.

Episode Notes

In the last several weeks, both the state of North Carolina and the city of Oxford, Alabama have passed legislation limiting or prohibiting the trans community from utilizing the public facilities of their correct gender. These bills are HB2 in North Carolina and City Ordinance 2016-18 in Oxford. Join me as I breakdown some of the points, counterpoints and realities of these bills and the harm they inflict on the trans community, as well as the complete lack of protection that they provide to the people who claim they are needed. Below you will find a number of resources that I cite throughout the episode.

Resources:

NC’s HB2 full text: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015E2/Bills/House/PDF/H2v1.pdf

Oxford’s 2016-18 full text: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/annistonstar.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/a3/ea38f116-0c22-11e6-8710-33a76f349711/572126719e785.pdf.pdf

2013 Williams Institute Report: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Herman-Gendered-Restrooms-and-Minority-Stress-June-2013.pdf

Victims charged for rape kits: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2015/12/rape_victims_are_still_being_charged_for_rape_kits.html

End The Backlog map & stats: http://www.endthebacklog.org/backlog/where-backlog-exists

Oklahoma rape case: http://www.ocdw.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/State-v.-RZM.pdf

Registered sex offender stats: https://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/public/meganReportCard.html

Teenage girl killed in school bathroom: http://wreg.com/2016/04/21/16-year-old-girl-beaten-to-death-in-high-school-bathroom/

Chase Strangio quote: http://abcnews.go.com/US/sexual-assault-domestic-violence-organizations-debunk-bathroom-predator/story?id=38604019

Toni Troop quote: http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/03/20/15-experts-debunk-right-wing-transgender-bathro/198533

Intersex population stats: http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency

State-by-State birth certificate change laws: http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/changing-birth-certificate-sex-designations

SRLP “Toilet Training”: http://srlp.org/resources/toilettraining

Refuge Restrooms: http://www.refugerestrooms.org