Transgender bill sets debate on toilets
- Published: 21 Mar 2013 at 11.11
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PHOENIX - One US state lawmaker wants to link public bathroom use to birth certificates in what civil rights advocates call the nation's toughest anti-transgender measure.
Though uncommon, bathrooms catering to the "third sex" can be found in Thailand, such as these ones at a raft operator in Kanchanaburi. The separate shower rooms for transgender visitors at its on-land facilities were photographed in 2008. The two rooms on the left are labelled "katoey", the others "women". One US state lawmaker wants to link public bathroom use to birth certificates in what civil rights advocates call the nation's toughest anti-transgender measure. (Photo: Piyarach Chongcharoen)
The Arizona bill would require people to use public restrooms, dressing rooms or locker rooms associated with the sex listed on their birth certificate or face six months in jail.
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