Facts on Trans bathroom laws and sexual violence

Let’s cut through the rhetoric and propaganda. Together. Shall we?

From an article on the Charlotte Observer’s website:

“After spending hours combing through conservative blogs and family values websites dedicated to news about transgender bathroom ordinances, we were able to confirm three cases in the United States in the last 17 years in which a biological male was convicted of a crime that involved him in a women’s bathroom or locker room and dressed as a woman.
It’s unclear if any of the three identified as transgender women, but none of those cases happened in cities where it would have been legal for a transgender woman to use the women’s room anyway. And none involved sexual assault or rape.”

I rest my case. 

I leave you with these words from 1 John 4:16-17 (NRSV):

“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.”

(emphasis mine)