‘Men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls’
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz backed the controversial law in North Carolina that forces people to the bathroom corresponding with their biological sex. This has specifically upset the Transgender community but Cruz called the regulation “perfectly reasonable.”
“I’m a constitutionalist. And the state has the power to pass their own laws,” Cruz told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd during a taped MSNBC town hall in Buffalo, New York — a city that has had a nondiscrimination ordinance protecting transgender people since 2002. The Texas senator appeared to reject the idea that a person’s gender identity could ever be in conflict with the sex assigned to that person at birth — as is the case for transgender people.
“As the father of daughters, I’m not terribly excited about men being able to go alone into a bathroom with my daughters,” Cruz said to cheers. “And I think that’s a perfectly reasonable determination for the people to make.”
Many entertainers who were booked to appear at various events in North Carolina have cancelled to protest their anti-LGBT bill, the latest being Ringo Starr, who canceled a concert. Others include Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Jimmy Buffett and even the porn site XHamster.
Cruz further explained that he approved of the law because he’s a ‘constitutionalist’ and ‘the state has the power to pass their own laws.’
Todd asked the senator if he thought the law had gone too far.
‘Listen, the political correctness that we have embraced. Enough already,’ the senator swatted back.
‘Listen, the Obama education department is going against a Junior High. Insisting that the Junior High must allow a teenage boy to shower with teenage girls,’ Cruz noted.
‘Now, that’s just nuts. I mean, that’s not a reasonable position, that’s crazy,’ he added.
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