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freesamuel:

foreverliberal:

Do Not Ticket Transgender People for Using the Restroom! 
A transgender woman from Dallas was given a ticket and charged with disorderly conduct for using the women’s restroom.
Paula Witherspoon has been transitioning since 2006 and presents herself as a female. There was no one else in the room, but a woman saw her walking out of the restroom and reported her to the police.
She tried to show a transition letter from her doctor, but the police said they have to go by her license — and as of now, her legal name is still Paul Witherspoon. Paula said it was “humiliating, degrading”. 
There are anti-discrimination laws in 16 states and the District of Columbia that protect trans* people from situations such as these, but Texas isn’t one of them. Tell Texas to pass an anti-discrimination law. People should not be ticketed for simply using the bathroom! This is discrimination and it is wrong. 
Sign the petition here.
— Brittany 

TEXAS TUMBLRS, ASSEMBLE!

freesamuel:

foreverliberal:

Do Not Ticket Transgender People for Using the Restroom! 

A transgender woman from Dallas was given a ticket and charged with disorderly conduct for using the women’s restroom.

Paula Witherspoon has been transitioning since 2006 and presents herself as a female. There was no one else in the room, but a woman saw her walking out of the restroom and reported her to the police.

She tried to show a transition letter from her doctor, but the police said they have to go by her license — and as of now, her legal name is still Paul Witherspoon. Paula said it was “humiliating, degrading”. 

There are anti-discrimination laws in 16 states and the District of Columbia that protect trans* people from situations such as these, but Texas isn’t one of them. Tell Texas to pass an anti-discrimination law. People should not be ticketed for simply using the bathroom! This is discrimination and it is wrong. 

Sign the petition here.

— Brittany 

TEXAS TUMBLRS, ASSEMBLE!

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    That woman who reported her is a cunt, and should be given a ticket for being an ugly cunt.
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