Democrats Want to Force Bathrooms to Be Open to Opposite Sexes

Cleveland Councilmen Joe Cimperman and Matt Zone are trying to make public bathrooms, showers and locker rooms open to both sexes. Under the ordinance they are pushing, barring someone of the opposite sex from a facility would be met with a $1,000 fine. The Democrats believe this would make transgendered people feel more accepted.

“This is common sense legislation, and it’s long overdue,” Zone said. “We’re in the 21st century, and it would allow Clevelanders to feel comfortable in their own environment and to use facilities that they’re most comfortable with.”

In his quest to be the Michael Bloomberg of Cleveland by continually finding new things to regulate, Cimperman previously championed legislation that banned restaurants from using trans fats. His desire to ban smoking in cemeteries, however, did not come to fruition. It is unclear at this point if his latest regulation will become law.

This gender-bending bathroom proposal is getting national attention from people who both support it and oppose it. Many people, parents included, are concerned about allowing people of the opposite sex into the restroom with their children. If this becomes law, businesses would also face a significant fine for not making these accommodations.

Would you feel comfortable with your children using a public bathroom with the opposite sex?