Should transgender have the right to use the bathroom of their choice?
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My opponent claims that we are discriminating against transgenders for not being able to use the bathroom of their choice, but we are not and the reason for that is because we are putting them where they should be. It"s not discrimination to not allow someone to go to the wrong bathroom since everyone else can"t do it as well. Why is it the wrong bathroom? Because that"s not the sex they were assigned at birth. We can"t just give someone the right to say they are different, therefore they get certain unjust privileges. The reason for me saying that they can"t go into a bathroom just because they claim to be that gender is not only because of the loopholes, but we would be promoting delusion by allowing this.
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If we do allow transgenders to use the bathroom of their choice, we actually may be doing more wrong to them as if they were forced to use the bathroom of their biological sex. If you look at this video you will see how horribly this man gets treated. https://www.youtube.com...
Now we can"t just say that because someone feels depressed, that they deserve to be able to do something. People may feel depressed and suicidal that they got life in jail for a horrible crime, but we wouldn"t release them from jail.
By definition delusion is believing in something with evidence to the contrary. This is exactly what transgenders do when someone thinks they can change facts because they don"t like it. A fact is a fact no matter what someone feels about it, or if someone doesn"t believe it. Therefore by encouraging this, we are promoting a society which thinks facts are not facts.
My opponent basically says that they shouldn"t be able to use the bathroom opposite of their original sex, therefore proving my resolution. But pro also says it"s wrong because there isn"t a law forbidding someone to use the bathroom not according to their sex, but a law doesn"t determine whether an act is right or wrong. Therefore that statement was meaningless. My points for why it was wrong for transgenders to do so were not from a legal standpoint. Then my opponent says that transgenders have rights just as any other being, but neglects that the statement isn"t true if it causes a disadvantage to society, which I have previously pointed out by discussing how this notion would be promoting delusion, which my opponent ignored. Then my opponent states that for some people being a transgender isn't by choice, but how can someone be born identifying with a different gender identity without having knowledge of gender identity? Unless my opponent can provide evidence that someone is born being a transgender since the BOP is on my opponent for asserting someone can be born as a transgender.
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