Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The national discussion often focuses on what restroom transgender people should use, even though the range of issues affecting the community is much broader. When it comes to single-sex spaces and activities, the ACLU has a clear position: Transgender people can use facilities and participate in activities that match who they are. We believe it is not only the right answer from a human point of view, but it is also legally required by statutory and constitutional bans on sex discrimination. Everyone has to use the restroom. Transgender people live their lives consistent with their gender identity the internal sense we all have of our gender.
The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our Annual Report. S ince the s, astronauts and NASA outreach people have not hesitated to explain how one goes to the bathroom in space, even to kindergartners, nor to outline the many ways that an astronaut could die on a space mission. But when considering one of the most natural human functions—sexual activity, what will happen as men and women venture on longer and longer space missions together—well that was not a matter for press conferences. The public had to wait for the movie and television industry to weigh in on the matter, even through the s and 90s. But as the prospect of Mars colonization grows on the public radar screen, sex talk is not as much of a taboo topic as it was in the early days. Men and women have been flying together in space together since , when cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya went into orbit, along with male colleagues.
In doing so, ministers are at best sending mixed messages about the point of the Gender Recognition Act. At worst, they are bowing to a vocal minority who do not speak for all women or all feminists. Announcements such as this fuel the toxic debate about gender identity that we urgently need to change. Such stories might be misleading, but they have led to a national debate. Trans women must be welcome in women-only spaces for the same reason trans men should be welcome in men-only spaces.
This page is devoted to the conflict over sex-segregated spaces other than prisons, which are on a separate page here. There is no policy that would be both practicable and acceptable to everyone and would cover every kind of toilet outside the home. This one sounds less silly and is a nice easy solution for service providers but not acceptable to a great many service users. Of course, many cafes and small restaurants have them.