On Fox, Julie Roginsky Slams Debunked Anti-LGBT Bathroom Predator Myth

Roginsky: “This Is An Issue That I Think, Looking Back 10, 20 Years From Now, Is Going To Be Yet Another Defining Civil Rights Issue”

From the May 13 edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom:

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MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): That was a political charge that was just made by [Republican Texas Lt. Gov.] Dan Patrick, Julie, so let me go to you on that. Your thoughts?

JULIE ROGINSKY: Well listen, I think it's a sad charge to make. It may just be that Barack Obama believes, as many of us do, that this is the right thing to do. I love hearing about states complaining the federal government is imposing its mandate on them. Don't forget, this whole controversy began when the city of Charlotte in North Carolina passed a local ordinance allowing bathrooms to be used by transgender people of their choice, and then the state of North Carolina bigfooted them, came in and said, no, sorry local control, we don't believe in it, we want to do something very different. So, again, this is an issue that I think, looking back 10, 20 years from now, is going to be yet another defining civil rights issue again. If you're saying that transgender people cannot use the bathroom of their choice that they identify with because you're worried about safety, what's to say that lesbians can't use the bathroom of their choice because they may assault a fellow woman in there, or a gay man can't use the bathroom of his choice? That’s exactly what they’re advocating.


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