Bill O'Reilly: Allowing Students To Use Restrooms Aligning With Their Gender Identity "Seems Twilight Zone-ish"
O'Reilly: "I Mean, Your Jaw Drops. Your Jaw Drops"
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From the May 10 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Last week the city of Chicago announced that public school students shall have access to the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. That means if you're a biological guy but believe you are feminine and change your name to Sheila, you can now go into the girl's locker room. With us, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl. Wiehl, do I have this right?
LIS WIEHL: Absolutely. Yes, you can put the restroom --
O'REILLY: So if you go and you tell the school authorities that you're a guy but you want to be a girl, you believe you are a girl --
WIEHL: Gender identity is consistent, right --
O'REILLY: And then you can shower up with the girls?
O'REILLY: I mean, your jaw drops. Your jaw drops.
WIEHL: It’s true though.
O’REILLY: But it’s true. Now do you have to fill out paperwork? Do you have to do anything like that?
WIEHL: No. You just have to say my gender identity is consistent.
O'REILLY: Do you have to get a hall pass? And I don't want to be facetious here, but when I taught high school if you wanted to do something like -- you couldn't have it done it back then. But do you have to get a card that says my name is Lenny but I can come in here?
WIEHL: No, no. Whatever would be, whatever you would have to do to go normal policy to get into that restroom, that's what you would have to do.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: No, you don't have to get anything laminated at Kinkos.
O'REILLY: But, see, if you are a guy, you go to the men's room. And if you’re a girl you go to the ladies room, in the women's locker room. You don't have to get special permission, you just walk in.
WIEHL: Exactly. My point is you have to do nothing more special than just to go to the restroom that you would have to do anyway. No other burdens are imposed.
GUILFOYLE: But that's the problem.
O'REILLY: It seems Twilight Zone-ish.
GUILFOYLE: You do get the problem here, right? Yeah. How about children going in? It's a problem.