It was a month ago that the Human Rights Commission announced it's ruling on the usage of public restrooms by transgenders. Legislators in Olympia have discussed the legislation on Wednesday, January 27 after some public complaint.
A new upcoming bill, Senate Bill 6443 would repeal the decision to let transgenders use public restrooms. Legislators say that the concern isn't about the transgenders use of public restrooms as much as it is actually about protecting all people across Washington from criminals who might exploit the ruling to commit crimes.
Testimony was given on Wednesday, and the testimonies mostly centered around the fact that some people might abuse the rule in order to sexually assault women. Others testified that eliminating the policy would enable discrimination against transgender people.