Baltimore Residents Fear ‘A Man Dressed As A Woman,’ Oppose Transgender Bill

Baltimore County is poised to pass a non-discrimination bill that would protect transgender people, but at yesterday’s hearing, residents continued to express their bizarre fear of finding “a man dressed as a woman” in women’s restrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms, completely dismissing that transgender women are women. Dana Beyer, executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, countered that transgender people have used public bathrooms “for many decades with no untoward consequences toward others.” The council will make its final vote next Monday. Watch a report on yesterday’s hearing from WJZ 13.