The recent North Carolina transgender bathroom law and resulting backlash is really a nonissue [“Maintaining transgender rights aligns with my Christian faith,” Opinion, May 3].
Most modern public restrooms are of a single-stall configuration with lockable doors. About the only multi-device facilities are movie theaters, sports arenas, and airports. Some of these locations already provide a lockable bathroom for anyone who wants extra privacy. I believe that many people of any gender or identity appreciate not having to use an open restroom.
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Shared locker rooms are a different issue. Showering and dressing together should be limited to one’s physical traits. Wouldn’t it be easier to accommodate by facility than to try and solve this issue with some grand social experiment? We should respect differences in our fellow humans, but we should also respect the desire of others to keep their privacy intact in traditional settings.
Walter Fogle, Bothell