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Andrew: The problem with government deciding things is because they are either to vague and general or too strict. I don't think we need bathroom procedures. Rothlesberger was investigated for sexual harassment towards a women in a ladies room, not for being a man in a ladies room. The executive order is defended as anyone can use the bathroom for which they feel to or identify with. The problem is it relies on self policing. A man who dresses like a man can use the ladies room with any excuse he wants. How safe is that for women or girls in a ladies room? Those who wish to harm women aren't going to be truthful and they are looking for areas and prey. Nothing on an ID shows straight or gay, there is no way to really detail how someone feels sexually. I work with fellow employees who are Gay and Lesbian and none of them feel they want to cross pollinate bathrooms. Gays weren't interested in using the ladies room and Lesbians weren't hoping to some day use the men's room. For this reason I don't get the Homosexual community outrage as the NC law doesn't affect them nor the executive Transgender order as it gives a freedom they nor I really care about or knew was lacking. As a man I don't care who uses men's rooms, however they are the less sanitary of both bathrooms. When people talk about desensitizing it's is a safety issue, not for men but for women since studies show they think about their personal safety 100's of times a day more than men. We are conditioned by birth men use the men's room, ladies use the ladies room, that's why we feel weird using another bathroom and if we walk into the wrong one, it's not due to any Law we might have broken, we know we shouldn't be there and run out hoping not to see a women and if so embarrassingly have to over apologize. If people see a man dressed as a man walk into a ladies room it does perk up our senses as that's wrong and the mind naturally makes notes required for some sort of ID, women see a man walking in it's the same they will quickly go on alert and a body's self preservation alerts pick up. If some one questions men after an incident and asked if they saw a man enter the ladies room and assaulted some one could you identify them? Those who witness it are more likely to have a detailed recall for ID of the man, ask if did you saw a man go into the men's room and assault some on? You're going to get the answer men go into and out of the men's room constantly how should I know which one committed an assault? That's the desensitizing affect people claim would happen. Currently you can tell if some one looks suspicious trying to enter a ladies room quickly by appearance if allowed they don't have to look suspicious anymore. This makes it easier for people to hide cameras in ladies rooms as I haven't seen a lot of hidden men's room videos. How does a business protect against law suits if this happens at their establishment since the any one policy makes it easier for deviates to accomplish this and post it on line? As for Transgender, they are a small part of the population for such a huge Government protection, but in all these years I haven't heard bathroom use as a problem for them but if allowing them to use any bathroom and me to use any bathroom that doesn't fare well for women's and girls safety in bathrooms. Perhaps the Government should specify use the bathroom you are dressed for. I don't think rapist or sex offenders towards women are going to want to dress like a women, just to get into the ladies room. Overall I just don't think the Transgender executive order nor the NC bathroom Law is needed as both have stalls for cover. The Locker Room use is far more embarrassing and no law is going to keep transgenders or straights from really uncomfortable co existence however I don't think the answer is forcing a business or Government building to spend thousands on three bathrooms. I think the the executive order and NC law are just money grabs for lawyers.