Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Which Bathroom Do the Stupid Use?
Then comes Mat Staver who is, as Ed Brayton says, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Orly Taitz or Larry Klayman:
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, which focuses on religious and family litigation, said transgender cases are "a mockery of civil rights." He said his group got involved defending a department store employee who was disciplined for ordering a person who was obviously male to leave the women's changing room.... because we all know that most 6-year-old boys are eager to dress as girls full time just so they can ogle the girls in the bathroom.
"How do you know if someone is really thinking this way or not," Staver said, adding that Coy is too young to decide on such a different identity. "How do you know if someone just wants to go in the restroom and be a peeping Tom?"
Maybe if more young people were encouraged to express their true feelings about their gender, then there wouldn't be much reason to "doubt" whether their gender was mismatched to their bodies, as opposed to them just being "peeping Toms."
But that would be an intelligent and compassionate way to deal with it ... things Staver is completely unfamiliar with.