"By Daniel Trotta
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transgender Americans may find greater acceptance in the future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll that shows young adults and women more open to people using public bathrooms matching their gender identity.
The issue is polarizing much of the United States, notably in North Carolina, where big businesses and rock stars are boycotting the state over a new law requiring people to use the public restroom matching their birth certificate.
Americans aged 18 to 29 favor letting transgender people use the restroom of their identity by a 2-to-1 ratio. Among Americans aged 60 or more, the ratio was 2-to-1 in reverse with people saying restroom use should be mandated by the gender on one's birth certificate.
Forty-four percent of women favor letting a man who is in transition from male to female into their public toilets, compared to 39 percent who say they must use the facilities matching their gender assigned at birth."
Even though I am very much of the 60+ age category, I am fond of calling us dinosaurs and as the "baby boomer" crowd phases itself out It's quite obvious what the future holds for the transgender population. A bright one!
A couple of other factors I think influence the numbers are the number of women who have used the men's room in times of need at concerts etc, plus I can't fathom why any woman wouldn't know the amount of privacy available in every womens' room.
Maybe they just haven't out grown the great mystical idea that something outside of the obvious was happening?