This video by Media Matters For America debunks the bathroom predator myth that has magically, (satire), gained traction only after marriage equality was made legal by the Supreme Court. I live in a state where people have been protected from discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity since the passage of An Act Relating to Human Rights, which became effective July 1, 2003. Since then there have been zero incidents with trans bathroom predators. The whole strategy has been drummed up by the religious right and their political sympathizers as a way of defeating and overturning LGBTQ protections. Sadly it has been effective in some locations and we need to hold the media to account for passing on misinformation and failing to state that this tactic is based on a myth.
Carlos Maza at Media Matters For America (MMFA) writes,
That “bathroom predator” talking point is a myth. Law enforcement experts and people who work with victims of sexual assault have called it “beyond specious” and “the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.” There have been zero proven incidents in the more than 17 states and 200 cities where transgender people are currently protected from discrimination and allowed to use public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity