The word is ‘transgender’
A letter writer expressed his concerns for the “safety or comfort level for [his] wife or teenage daughter when someone born male is in a public restroom with them” (Letters to the Editor, July 25).
Well, if this legislation is passed, your wife and daughter can expect to see someone who looks, dresses and behaves like a male, but who was born female, in their restroom.
Plus, you can expect to see someone who looks, dresses and behaves as a female, but who was born male, in your restroom.
Yes, indeed, that will be effect of this ridiculous, unenforceable law.
Roger Tuttle, Fort Worth
Gov. Greg Abbott should forget about his “bathroom bill” and just go to renew a driver's license, and wait in a crowded room with little bathroom facilities for an hour and a half or more like an ordinary citizen of Texas.
This is actually something he could fix, but I doubt he will because spreading his ideology and own version of religion is more important to him than just doing his job.
Herman I. Morris, Plano
We are living in an amoral or even an immoral age, with many clear manifestations.
What was once considered immoral, immodest, or indecent has changed to an “anything goes” attitude. Some even pervert Scripture to promote this immoral agenda!
This is the case of the much-discussed and publicized “bathroom bill” that is being discussed in Austin. Now a number of ultra-liberal religious leaders, from liberal denominations and religions, along with liberal newspaper editors, are advocating for the right to use a bathroom of the opposite sex.
This utter indecency and immorality is not the Texas that I’ve known for the past 41 years. Yet these liberal leaders say that it is “un-Texan” to forbid someone born male from using the women’s restroom (and vice versa). If it were not for the seriousness of this issue, this claim would be ludicrous. Anyone with a degree of honesty, respectability, and decency would realize that people should use the restrooms of their own sex!
God made men to be males and women to be females at the time of creation. He has not changed his mind! No homosexual, transgender, liberal leader, or editor has the right to change this!
Why try to fix a situation which is not broken and has worked for centuries?
My family has worked in and attended public schools in Texas for 75 years, and there have always been a few single-stall or faculty restrooms available and offered to students with a special need.
Business and government facilities need only to provide a one-stall “family” restroom to prevent any “mistreatment” of those who may think they are someone other than who they were born to be!
And why should corporations like AT&T and Dell try to influence our legislators through their money and lobbyists? The last I knew, corporations don't have a vote!
This is a moral decision to be decided by those who were elected by individual voter citizens.
Plus Texas' economy will still thrive, lead and survive — it always has!!
Sam V. Akins,
North Richland Hills