As the Democrat National Committee set up its convention facilities in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, it took the opportunity to make a statement in support of President Obama’s policy favoring restroom “choice” for all – and taking a dig at conservative talk radio in the process.

Although all bathrooms in the arena are clearly designated “Men” and “Women,” which probably suits the sell-out crowds of 20,000 that attend the games of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the NBA’s ‘76ers, for this special occasion – Hillary Clinton’s nominating convention – one public restroom was marked: “All Gender.”

That “restroom of choice” just happened to be directly across from the press area set-up for media broadcasts, giving traditionally conservative talk-radio something to talk about – as if the rapid demise of Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) over the weekend and the ensuing rebellion by angry Sanders’s supporters didn’t offer enough fodder.

The generic skirt and trouser-wearing figures stood side-by-side on the temporary sign posted over the Wells Fargo Center one permanently affixed to the wall outside the restroom, and one member of the media reported that the interior was just a women’s restroom, giving the impression that only the signage was changed.

Apparently, the bow to the president’s wishes that restrooms be “gender neutral” was not welcomed by everyone at the arena.

“I don’t need no man in the next stall next to me while I go to the bathroom,” one arena worker told a reporter. “So that means you could be [using the restroom] or something and I’m right there. It’s not right. And they say all the bathrooms are like this?”

Focusing on the privacy issue, rather than voicing any prejudice toward transgender individuals, the woman went on, “I’m trying to keep it real. I’ve got personal business. Seriously. It’s privacy – I need privacy. Simple as that. We need a male and female.”

Restroom choice was not an issue debated at Democrat conventions that changed the world, like the one that nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kennedy in 1960 or even the first black president in 2008, but it’s an issue for the people who are being denied that choice – and don’t like it.

Source/Photo: mynorthwest.com - Jason Rantz [KIRO]

 

 

 

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