Radio host: We’ll give trans people a ‘special deal’ by banning them from bathrooms

Nick Duffy December 23, 2016
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A right-wing radio host has argued that transgender people should be given a “special deal” to ban them from public bathrooms.

American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer, a rabid opponent of LGBT rights reforms and non-discrimination laws, made the claim
after a listener suggested banning trans people from bathrooms and creating single-stall unisex bathrooms instead.

In a clip snipped by RightWingWatch, he said: “That’s what we suggested to Target, make that option as the third option available to people, so they’ve got a place they can go, so they’re not getting the same treatment, they’re getting special deal!

“They’re a tiny little slice of the population, they’re going to have a bathroom facility that’s reserved exclusively for them.

“Sexually normal people don’t have that; that’s a special deal. That’s not equal rights, that’s special rights!

“You get your own special bathroom with privacy that nobody else gets.”

As RightWingWatch points out, Fischer made a strikingly similar claim about same-sex marriage.

Rather than seeing equal marriage as an opening of marriage laws to same-sex couples, he claimed gay couples were asking for “special privileges, special treatment that is denied to other folks”.

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