In response to the brief in the Texas politics at a glance section ("Patrick promotes 'bathroom bill' nationally," The Daily News, Feb. 16): I have a question for Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton: Is there going to be a guard at every restroom where we have to show our birth certificates before we can use the bathroom?

Barbara Wallace

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Carlos Ponce

"Is there going to be a guard at every restroom where we have to show our birth certificates before we can use the bathroom?"
No. If you look female and enter the ladies' room, no problem. Now if you look like a linebacker for the Houston Texans and talk in a deep voice........

Christopher Fluke

The problem is that there are transgendered people who don't look like what their birth certificate reads. The law would have people who do look like big burly men have to break the law to use the men's bathroom and transitioned females who look female break the law to use the men's bathroom. I agree that if you look and act like a female, use the female bathroom and if you look and act like a male, use the men's bathroom. The issue is putting into law something that requires people to break the law.

Carlos Ponce

If it looks like a female, acts like a female, makes no threatening moves on anyone in the ladies' room, who would know if the person was originally named "Robert" not "Roberta"? There will be no restroom guards, no DNA checks.However it may stop some Lesbians from putting the moves on unwilling females in the ladies' room if accused of being men in disguise.[wink]

Cary Semar

Well thanks for clearing that up. I was afraid there might be problems.

Natalie Malphrus

Wait a minute what about all of those women that line up at the stalls in the men's room.

Carlos Ponce

Most women would rather wait in line at their own restroom than endure the sights found in a Men's room.
Are you certain those were " women that line up at the stalls in the men's room" ? I've seen someone dressed like a woman go to the men's room, lift the skirt and use a urinal.
Men who have to take daughters to the men's room ask her to close her eyes and he proceeds promptly to a stall.

Pete Nanos

inconveniencing less than 1% of the population seems hardly worth the effort. It won't be long before the left starts defending pedophiles and their rights to have sex with children. They need all the votes they can muster.

Christopher Fluke

The "left" had the majority of votes, so it isn't a question of having all the votes they can muster, it's rather they can play a game of chess to get the electric votes, which the "right" clearly played a better game.

George Croix

How exactly have the 'harmed' individuals managed to go P in a public restroom for the last, oh, decades or so????
The issue is the never ending attempt by the left to force everybody to think like them....
Why not just shut up and go do your nature calls without the PC baloney....you'll survive just fine without having your 'lifestyle identification' being validated by total strangers during the 30 second urination cycle.....

Paula Flinn

Dan Patrick (R) started all of this with his bathroom bill which may result in not being able to have any Sports Championships in Houston area in the coming years. Do y'all understand tourists & money that will not "flow" to this state?

George Croix

If a tourist or sports attendee wants to stay away because a tiny fraction of the state/nation wants to force others to P alongside them while they display their...uh...self-identification....then I hope they have a safe trip elsewhere.....
I suppose it's possible that the Super Bowl attendees would have all stayed home had the restrooms at Reliant been marked... "?" ....[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][whistling]

Carlos Ponce

"which may result in not being able to have any Sports Championships in Houston area in the coming years." WHO REALLY CARES! It's the safety of our wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc. we're talking about. If the Pro ball teams don't care for their safety why should we care about them. Time to stand up to these BULLIES!

Doyle Beard

who realy cares about these primma donnas The love for money the root of all evil.

Doyle Beard

Thank you so much Dan Patrick

Jim Forsythe

We are going to find out, if money talks.
The NBA is having the all-star game in New Orleans because Sponsors said they would not shell out money if they did not move it away from Charlotte .

Months after removing the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte because of a controversial North Carolina state law, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to try again with the city, but he warned that similar legislation in other jurisdictions could preclude an NBA city from hosting the event.
Much like the NCAA pulling its championship events out of North Carolina due to the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law, the NFL has said a similar bill in Texas could affect future plans in that state.
The NFL has a right to take its business anywhere, and it has no obligation to give Texas any more Super Bowls. If Texas thinks its “bathroom bill” and talking tough to the NFL is more important than hosting another Super Bowl, then that’s a choice the state will make

George Croix

I certainly hope that Texas does NOT become a place associated with PC lunacy...outside of the already infected Travis and Dallas county areas.....so far, the plague is relatively contained.....although Houston is showing signs of exposure....
To each his own soul to sell......[innocent]
Although the Almighty Dollar does sway a lot of folks...especially when it's somebody else's dollar........


Carlos Ponce

Houston did not accept the Equality bill the LGBT clamored for. Did the NFL stop the Super Bowl from being played in Houston? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Jim Forsythe

It up to Texas, money or the bill.

Carlos Ponce

Pro players love Texas because there is no local or state income tax on what they make as visitors playing in this state. Look up "jock tax". No "jock tax" in Texas or its cities. "Of the 25 states with professional sports teams, 21 impose a Jock Tax." NOT Texas.

Jim Forsythe

Jock tax is not the issue with games like super Bowl . It about things like ads Money for NFL,NBA, Pro baseball, big business, big money.

Carlos Ponce

There you go, side with the owners and the Elitist who can afford those tickets. Joe Average pro player LOVES Texas. But you're not thinking about him or her, are you?

Jim Forsythe

  Most pro player want to be in NY or California.  This is were they can cash in on commercials and movies . They do pay tax to each state that they play in on the road.
In the 1997-1998 season, Jordan made $33.1 million. It's still the highest single-season NBA salary ever.Illinois has a state tax, so why did he play in Chicago. He could have played for any team he wanted. At that time Chicago was one of the places for big endorsements This is why most of the star player have a no trade clause in their contract so they can control were they play  While playing he made more on royalties than in salaries
Jorden  now makes about $100 million a year  on Jorden Brand royalties.

Jim Forsythe

The owners are the ones who set where Super Bowl, All-Star games, Pro bowls are played . NCAA sets where the finial 64 and .bowl games are played They have stated, if a state passes a bathroom bill they will not allow them to host of these events.
I do not set the prices, its set by supply and demand for ticket prices. .
The huge prices that most pay, are for tickets sold by secondary brokers and not by the teams  .
Pro players pay averages below.
NBA's average player salary   $5.15 million,
Major League Baseball  average close to $3.2 million a year 
NFL team cap per team was about  $150 million in 2016. Each team in 2017, will have more cap space so  pay checks will go up.

George Croix

What's your choice personally, Jim.......?

Jim Forsythe

Thanks for asking

Jim Forsythe

some pay in the range of $7000 for a OK seat

Jim Forsythe

I have been to just one all star game ,Basketball in dome. The cost  of tickets then were  not much.Now if you want to go, it's big bucks , the Supper Bowl ,some played in the range of $7000 for OK seat . So the average person is not going. As a state we have spent a lot of time on the bathroom bill that will not change much , except some of economic impact that we will not receive.
If the bill would change anything, than I would be in favor of it. The only thing I see it doing is furthering a State Senators life in politics. Instead of doing something about school finance and other large issues that no one wants to address. They try to redirect us from the big issues. ..
At some of the ball games I have been to , women use the men's restroom, because their lines were to big.
I know men who when dressed up as a women ,you can not tell the difference , they work in clubs.. Went to High Schools with a person that was both sexes. Are there men, in men restrooms that do bad things? Is this a  rampant problem with huge number of victims?
To me, this is a bill that not change anything. If a person wants to do bad , they will just do it .
The other question is, how will they check to see if wrong person is going in. 


George Croix

"Is this a rampant problem with huge number of victims?"
It wasn't a problem at all until the PC folks decided to yet again try to shove their personal ways down everybody else's throat.
Just go P and shut up about it, and stop pretending that your less than 1% of the population is more important than the other 99%....
Or, put another way by paraphrasing : "Is your inability to push your self-identification down somebody else's throat a rampant problem with huge number of victims?"

Nope.....imho.


[innocent]

Don Schlessinger

On the other hand, if the author is really concerned about carrying her birth certificate I would suggest a passport. They are easier than a birth certificate to carry,and will go into a pocket easily. They even have a credit card size to go in a wallet.

Just sayin [whistling]

Jose' Boix

Tempest in a teapot (American English), or storm in a teacup (British English), is an idiom meaning a small event that has been exaggerated out of proportion. What about "the issues" - immigration, education, finances, foreign affairs, local affairs...

Willis Briggs

It's called divert and distract, or more commonly, (smode screen) PC BS[rolleyes]

George Croix

It was a big enough issue for the ex-Pres. to interject his own evolved ideology and the federal government into a states' rights issue, so this Pres. is simply putting the issue back where it belongs.....
Hopefully, that's the end of the feds' involvement in directing us where to P....

George Croix

So, what's the latest update...?
Are there miles of long lines with people hopping back and forth on one foot at a time until they can make their personal statement, or is everybody just P ing like they always did before a whole bunch went slap blooming PC nuts.......
GO....it's a "#1" priority.......[innocent]

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