What is next? Transgender toilets at the White House?

United States
November 11, 2008 10:11pm CST
Obama will now welcome transgendered individuals to work at the White House. Does this mean men in dresses will now share bathrooms with women or will they have their own potties? Why does sexuality have to be so public? Why do people have to know if we are heterosexual, gay or transgendered? If you are working hard, you don't have time for this stuff. I don't care who you do it with. Just please do not push it down my throat. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=315160
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@murderistic (2280)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Ohmygosh, you mean Barack Obama is going to make the White House an equal opportunity employer?? What is wrong with him! Honestly, whatever you feel about trans-gendered people is your own opinion, but there is nothing wrong with them working at the White House. At least they are open about who they are and not setting themselves up for some kind of scandal.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
I don't need them to be honest about who they are. I don't need to know who they have it with. I don't care.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
Well if you don't want to know then don't do research about it or read news articles about it, haha. Most trans-genders do a very good job of sealing their natural gender and you probably would never know... especially because chances are, most drag queens won't qualify for a White House job. But they have to be honest about their natural-born gender, are you implying that transgenders should lie about their gender on job applications?
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@jend80 (2068)
12 Nov 08
for somebody who doesn't care you sure seem angry about it. And how is people being able to work somewhere that doesn't affect you (your obviously not a Whitehouse worker, right) remotely your problem?
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I'm not surprised that previous administrations have discriminated against this group, I'm just amazed that it has to be announced that an entire group of people will finally be allowed to work in a government position! And you are upset that they will be able to work at the White House? And I wouldn't worry about the bathrooms, I'm sure there's more than two in the White House!
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• United States
12 Nov 08
I don't care if they work in the White House. You miss my point...as usual.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
Everyone seems to be missing your point is because if you really didn't care, there wouldn't be much reason to make this thread. Being transgender is not a secret, most jobs need to see a copy of your birth certificate before you work for them, it is not something that you can hide from your boss in any legitimate job.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
By the way what does that article have to do with this thread?
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Why would this even be brought out. Who gives a rats behind what their lifestyle is...I wonder if their going to disclose how many straights, gays and trans ppl work there, or what their names/ages are or how often they sleep with someone. Get real, if their qualified to do the job and do it well, who cares about their private business. I don't agree with it but to each his own...like you said just don't force it onto me. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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• United States
12 Nov 08
Twoey, wrong link...here it is http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=315244
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
12 Nov 08
It does pose a problem of men going into a womans bathroom regardless of how they are dressed. Perhaps if they are going to adopt this new policy they need to then also install gender free bathrooms just for gays and trans ppl. That would solve the problem. The only other solution is to make all bathrooms unisex and single serve. That would also solve the problem though there are ppl that wouldn't want to use the same bathrooms. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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• United States
13 Nov 08
But if we make special bathrooms for gays and transgendered, then we must have special bathrooms for people who are large and cannot fit into the run of the mile potties. I think gay men should use a man's bathroom. Lesbians should use a woman's potty. Those who cannot fit into a toilet will have to use the handicapped toilet. As for transgendered men, they will have to wait until they get home to put on the party dress. This is just like languages...everything in Spanish now, and in a few years, German, French,etc. This is so ridiculous.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I don't see anything in the article that indicates this is the case.
• United States
12 Nov 08
Sorry, that was an incorrect link...here it is http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=315244
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• United States
12 Nov 08
Yes, I wonder why their sexuality has to be our business.
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I don't know what your problem is. Transgender people have a right to pee just like everyone else does. I don't think there has to be a specific transgender toilet but people who are trans (and I know a few) are often mortally afraid to go into bathrooms because somebody will occasionally and sadly start screaming that they are a pervert or in worse cases, beat them up. I'm happy that President Obama said that trans people are welcome to apply to work at the White House. Go him for encouraging equality.
@Barbietre (1442)
• United States
13 Nov 08
What kind of bathroom do you have at home, men's or women's? Guess what it is both! As long as it has a lock on it, it can be used by ANYONE? That is so narrow minded, no one asked you to follow someone else into the bathroom.
@ebought (56)
12 Nov 08
You sound like you're a republican... Although you seem uncomfortable with the idea of transgendered individuals working in the White House, I agree with a fellow myLotter who pointed out that equality - especially in the work place - regardless of sexuality is key. If someone chooses to be open about who they are that should be welcomed.