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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Is This a Bad Thing?

A woman sidles up to the urinal next to yours (stick with me), unstraps her dangly eight inch rubber doohickey, and targets the porcelain waste receptacle before her. She takes careful aim ...

You'd probably pay admission just to watch, right? Bets anyone?

Well, you'll have your chance:

By Clemente Lisi, The New York Post

October 24, 2006 -- Transgender people yesterday won the right to use any bathroom they choose at [New York City's] MTA rail stations after a woman who sued for that privilege reached an agreement with the transit agency. (
First, who gives the New York Post the right to label this woman a woman. She may have days where she wants to be a man. And the law has decreed that she is whatever she decides she is on any given day.

Second, there's the image conjured by the facts in the case revealed:

The landmark pact - which lets people use the restroom for whichever gender they consider themselves - settles a complaint filed by a 70-year-old woman with the city Human Rights Commission who was arrested three times after using the women's room at Grand Central Terminal.
Skipping the obvious question having to do with this woman being arrested for trying to use a women's restroom (even the police must be confused), there's that "consideration" factor. If I choose to go to New York, have a few shots and beers, decide to "consider" myself a woman for the night, and camp out in the women's restroom at the Ritz-Carlton to see what I can see, am I now protected by the law?

I know where I'm going on vacation ...