THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While city commissioners in Royal Oaks, Michigan work on ways to get a transgender and LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance enacted into law, a Michigan state representative voiced his opposition by saying that at the very least, a requirement of warning signs be placed on bathroom doors to warn women and children of ‘men who think they are women’.
Michigan state House Rep. Tom McMillin:
“At the very least, the council should have also included a requirement for warning signs on women’s and girl’s public restroom and locker room doors saying that women and girls may be confronted there by men who think they are women.”
Although the commissioners passed a protection ordinance, a petition stopped it from becoming law. One report says the commissioners may just put it on the ballot and let voters decide.
While transphobic commentary by elected officials on transgender matters are rather commonplace, the comments made by Rep. McMillin is especially harmful since it put many trans people at a higher risk for abuse or assault who might not have been had McMillin kept his mouth shut.
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