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There is 1 comment on A ‘Yes on 3’ Vote Protects a Vulnerable Community. It Endangers No One.

  1. Thank you for this defense of human dignity. Regardless of the outcome of the vote, the mere fact that this question will be on the ballot is making, I’m sure, a negative impact on the mental health of many transgender people. Knowing that one’s right to use a public bathroom is subject to a vote, overhearing an increased number of comments from strangers as if it is a legitimate debate, and finding out that some percentage of one’s neighbors (even a small percentage) voted to deny the reality of one’s gender…all of these are chronic mental health stressors. It is distressing to think that, if 5 out of 10 people want to take away the right of an entire group of people to use a public bathroom, they have the power to do so. It is distressing to think that many people we pass on the street (even if turns out to be only 1 out of 10 people) hold that opinion. It is distressing that we’re going to find out what the exact number is and that we have to hear about how they’d prefer to live in a world that minimizes, marginalizes, attacks, shuns, or interprets away transgender lives. It is distressing that this is going to happen over and over again in every state.

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