Hoyer Okay with Biological Men Using Women’s Restrooms

By Penny Starr | April 19, 2016 | 3:29pm EDT
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that people “ought to be able to use the restroom of the gender they identify with.”

CNSNews.com asked Hoyer at his weekly meeting with reporters at the U.S. Capitol: “There has been a great deal of controversy lately about North Carolina’s bathroom law. Do you believe that biological males should be allowed to use the ladies’ room in federal facilities and parks around the country?”

Hoyer did not directly answer the yes or no question, but instead stated his “position” on the issue.

“Look, I think the position we’ve taken is clear that people ought to be able to use the restroom of the gender they identify with. That’s been our position,” Hoyer said. “It’s still our position.”

The North Carolina law, H.B. 2, states it is “an act to provide for single-sex multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in schools and public agencies and to create statewide consistency in regulation of employment and public accommodations.”

It also states that those restrooms are to be used according to one’s biological sex – “the physical condition of being male or female, which is stated on a person’s birth certificate.”

The law also allows for “accommodations” by allowing entities to provide single-use restrooms “upon a person’s request due to special circumstances.”

Hoyer said North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has said he might need to take another look at the legislation that he signed into law last month.

“He certainly does,” Hoyer said, “but there isn’t any doubt that this law was designed to be discriminatory.”

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