Newswire: Laverne Cox shuts down anti-trans activist who isn’t sure where she should pee
It remains unclear why anybody cares about strangers’ genitalia, or whether they sit or stand when they relieve their bladders. But with the Trump Administration rolling back President Obama’s federal protections for transgender students—which had given trans students the right to use the public restroom that matched their gender identity—the political right is insistent on talking about students’ penises and vaginas.
Last night on MSNBC’s Hardball With Chris Matthews, the host invited the director of the Center For Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council to tell two trans women that they needed to pee in the men’s room. Unsurprisingly, he couldn’t do it. Also unsurprisingly, the Family Research Council is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Trans activist and actor Laverne Cox took Travis Weber to task for reducing trans people to body parts, and Mara Keisling, executive …