Happy Indiana Transphobe Touts Toilet Bill with $5,000 Fine

Source: Indiana Lawmaker Introduces ‘Pay To Pee’ Bill For Transgender People | Indiana Talks

I guess Indiana must have an inferiority complex of some sort. After all, what is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Indiana?” The Indianapolis 500 race? Jim Nabors? Sorghum?

Obviously feeling as if his state is even further in the shadow of such states as North Carolina and Mississippi, Republican State Senator Jim Tomes (second from the left in the photograph above) wants Indiana to be stuck in our memories, like a fly in toffee, for having the strictest anti-transgender toilet terror bill on the books. Tomes SB 35, which he calls “a simple bill,” would accomplish two things. First, it makes it illegal for any transgender student to ever use a bathroom, locker room, or changing facility congruent with their gender identity. Students would be classified by the Sorting Hat of genitals and chromosomes. And Indiana’s public schools would be blatantly in violation of Title IX, but hey…

Much more scarily, however, the bill also states that any transgender person who uses a public sex-specific restroom, locker room, or shower room that matches their gender identity has committed a “single sex public facility trespass,” which it deems a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor is the highest non-felony charge in Indiana, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000 dollars.

Displaying a pair of “brass ones” the size of two Jovian moon, Tomes insists his legislation doesn’t target transgender people, stating somewhat disjointedly “Shouldn’t we also ask about…what about the other sector of society of people that who have all through the decades women been using women’s restrooms and men been using men’s restrooms and kind of like that and kind of expect that level of privacy?”

Strong words. Strong, confusing, and hateful words.

2 thoughts on “Happy Indiana Transphobe Touts Toilet Bill with $5,000 Fine

  1. ChloeAlexa Landry

    How is it , as we live in a supposed educated country, and elect Politicians that make laws and haven’t got the knowledge or instincts to learn that which they are voting on. It should be necessary that Politicians are required to take a test to show competence, [oops just wrote the GOP out of existence with that one] in just what they are dealing with. It is also time for TRUTH in spoken language. Again the GOP, who must have pictures of Himmler [Yes Hitler’s Propaganda Chief] on their walls, as they tell the greatest Lies and repeat them so often they believe them themselves. [Hey thats Himmler’s words exactly.] Think of all the real Government work that would be accomplished by the GOP if they didn’t spend so much Genital Time when they should be working at real Government and not Bigotry Bathroom Bills. Wonder what Lincoln would say today????

    1. Una Post author

      I wouldn’t necessarily classify Lincoln as being pro-transgender. His world was so very different from ours – in Europe in the 1800’s, they were still killing intersex people for being “spawn of the devil.”

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