Do Not Ticket Transgender People for Using the Restroom!
A transgender woman from Dallas was given a ticket and charged with disorderly conduct for using the women’s restroom.
Paula Witherspoon has been transitioning since 2006 and presents herself as a female. There was no one else in the room, but a woman saw her walking out of the restroom and reported her to the police.
She tried to show a transition letter from her doctor, but the police said they have to go by her license — and as of now, her legal name is still Paul Witherspoon. Paula said it was “humiliating, degrading”.
There are anti-discrimination laws in 16 states and the District of Columbia that protect trans* people from situations such as these, but Texas isn’t one of them. Tell Texas to pass an anti-discrimination law. People should not be ticketed for simply using the bathroom! This is discrimination and it is wrong.
Sign the petition here.
Absolutely disgusting. Sign, reblog, signal boost!
If anyone things Texas is going to pass anti-discrimination laws that benefit “a bunch of queers” you’re delusional. Sorry, but the climate here or us is very hostile.
Sad but accurate.
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