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The Real Reason Republicans Keep Pushing Transgender Bathroom Bans

GOP politicians are  devoting a lot of thought to seats ― but not toilet seats, legislative seats. These discriminatory bills don’t protect citizens, they protect politicians. Here’s how.

Matt Baume, Huffington Post To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest. | Bathroom bills have been popping up in state after state — you know, the laws that say transgender people can’t use a bathroom unless it matches their birth certificate. In other words, you can’t pee unless you show your toilet papers.

Why are we suddenly seeing so many of these? The politicians pushing them claim that they just want to protect people. And you know what? They’re right ― stopping trans people from using the bathroom will protect people. But not the people they say.

Lawmakers claim that their bills will stop predators, and protect children.

Matt Baume: Seattle-based writer & storyteller

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