A Nashville woman on a “date night” with her husband was shocked when a “big burly” cross-dresser stepped out of the ladies room stall she had been waiting to use and then check her — er, his — makeup in the mirror. It didn’t help when the manager of the family restaurant where the incident took place suggested she use the men’s room.
Her husband, David Staton, noted:
“There needs to be some sort of law that says if you are born a man with man-parts, you go to the men’s bathroom,” he said.“In a family restaurant, men should go to the men’s room and women should go to the women’s,” according to Fox News.
Doug Hogrefe, the owner of Amerigo Italian restaurant, confirmed the details with Fox.
“Amerigo does not have a policy regarding questioning its guests about gender identity in our restrooms,” he said. “In my 20-plus years in the restaurant industry, this is also the first time something like this has come up.”
Fox News commentator Todd Starnes wrote:
Transgendered people in several states have been fighting for the right to use public restrooms that correspond with whatever sex they consider themselves, with lawmakers in California and Massachusetts providing support for the idea
But not in Tennessee.
The man Staton’s wife confronted was with a group of cross-dressers sitting a few tables away.
“These guys were well over six feet tall, big burly men in dresses,” he said. “The whole restaurant noticed them.” He went on to describe his wife’s encounter.
“It was a small restroom and she was waiting for a stall,” he said. “And that’s when she came face to face with a guy well over six feet. She immediately blurted out, ‘Am I in the men’s bathroom?’”
Nope — she was in the right place.
She immediately reported the encounter to the restaurant manager.
“I could tell the manager was shocked,” Staton said. “He told us he’d never had anything like that happen before.”
He suggested that she use the men’s room while he stood guard outside the door.
“I said, are you kidding me?” according to Staton. “You’re going to ask my wife to go to the men’s bathroom because there are men in the women’s bathroom?”
The whole idea of non-discrimination is that the rights of the few should not be ridden roughshod by the majority. But when the principle is taken to extremes we get a very different result. The overwhelming majority is suddenly expected to accommodate the whims of a very small minority because of some misguided notion that those whims are basic human rights.
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