Let me start by saying I really don’t grok gender identity changes, homosexuality, etc, but I do support an individual’s right to choose to be whomever they want to be, however they want to be. The only caveat is that they don’t infringe upon anyone else’s rights while doing so.
This bill is wrong on a number of levels.
First and foremost it’s none of the government’s business what bathroom someone uses based on personal identity. How do they intend to enforce this, setup some DPS folks outside of bathrooms? Ah right, no way to enforce it, just another law on the books to throw at someone when the opportunity arises.
Second, the Republicans (you know, the “party of limited government”) are just further showing how great they are at being for small government unless it involves being in someone’s pants. Then, the Rs think the government should be as involved as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
Third, we have bigger fish to fry. If this is something worth considering, there shouldn’t be any other problems in AZ, right?
Fourth, I am TOTALLY opposed to the idea of “strike everything” amendments to bills. A bill shouldn’t just be a delivery vehicle for whatever you want, easily replaced at the last minute. If you want to address this issue, Dr. K, you need to file your own bill directly addressing the matter.
Anyone that claims to be for liberty, for personal freedom, and for self-ownership should probably be opposed to this bill. If you claim yourself a liberty activist and support such a bill, please do elaborate in the comments. I would love to hear how that works out.
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