Bathroom Birther: Lawmaker Wants People to Use Birth Certificate to Prove They're in the Right Bathroom

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Republican Representative John Kavanagh apparently thinks people are incapable of selecting which bathroom they should do their business in.

Kavanagh's proposing making it a crime to intentionally enter a public restroom if that restroom has a designated sex, and the person "is not legally classified on the person's birth certificate as a member of that sex."

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-Phoenix City Council Approves LGBT and Disability Anti-Discrimination Measure

Wide stance? Show me the birth certificate!

12 News' Brahm Resnik first discovered Kavanagh's strike-everything amendment to Senate Bill 1432, which proposes the following:

B. A PERSON COMMITS DISORDERLY CONDUCT IF THE PERSON INTENTIONALLY ENTERS A PUBLIC RESTROOM, BATHROOM, SHOWER, BATH, DRESSING ROOM OR LOCKER ROOM AND A SIGN INDICATES THAT THE ROOM IS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF PERSONS OF ONE SEX AND THE PERSON IS NOT LEGALLY CLASSIFIED ON THE PERSON'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS A MEMBER OF THAT SEX.

C. SUBSECTION B OF THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO ENTERS A PUBLIC RESTROOM, BATHROOM, SHOWER, BATH, DRESSING ROOM OR LOCKER ROOM AND WHO IS OF A DIFFERENT SEX THAN THAT INDICATED ON THE SIGN IF THE PERSON IS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. ENTERING AS PART OF THE PERSON'S JOB RESPONSIBILITIES.
2. ENTERING TO GIVE AID OR ASSISTANCE TO ANOTHER PERSON.
3. A CHILD WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE.
4. PHYSICALLY DISABLED.

D. Disorderly conduct under subsection A, paragraph 6 is a class 6 felony. Disorderly conduct under subsection A, paragraph 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 OR SUBSECTION B is a class 1 misdemeanor.

This is a pretty apparent response to the City of Phoenix's new anti-discrimination ordinance, which the homophobic lobbyists at the Center for Arizona Policy dubbed the "bathroom bill." The organization tried to convince its followers that this would give an excuse for men to "gain access" to little girls in bathrooms.

Now, Kavanagh -- who's no stranger to doing others' bidding -- is going "bathroom birther" to solve the imaginary problem.

The amendment will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, and, surprise -- Kavanagh's the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

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AthenaP
AthenaP

Just sayin'...  I don't mind your peepee in my vajayjay room.  Or visey versey.

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

Oh so is this racist? You've got it wrong though. It's what's on the birth certificate.

afdhm
afdhm

Kavanagh is a highly intellectual man, home schooled by the Duggars, raised by the disciples of the Westboro Baptist Church, and a practicing command officer for the MCSO. How dare ye slight the intellect and critical thinking skills of this man, a son and savior of our blessed AZ creator, Russell Pierce.

Amen,

Reverend Joe Arpihole Fan.

marcy
marcy

A birth certificate does not create a "legal classification" of a person's gender any more than it creates a legal classification of a person's hair color.

Kaveman Kavanagh is a blithering idiot

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I bet Arpaio is planning to do an "Adam's Apple" sweep at all public bathrooms in Hispanic neighborhoods.


"We need to see your birth certificate to tell if you are a sitter or a stander."

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

CAP is the face of the Taliban in AZ.  The "christian" Taliban.

Maybe if Cathi Herrod just came out and admitted she's gay, and she's cranky because she was forced to marry a man!

burntorange
burntorange

Sounds like someone got surprised by a tranny in a transaction gone wrong. 

Remember, conservatives are the ones always bitching about pointless laws and over-regulation. 

mdr71
mdr71

Also handy for making sure coloreds use the right restroom and water fountain.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Well, Kavanagh proved is IS a dick.  Now he should prove he HAS one, or use the women's bathroom!  I'll bet the little man has a tiny manhood at best!

david_saint01
david_saint01

CAP and its theocracy ways at it again...why cant those inbreds take their bullshit somewhere else..yet more proof our legislature bows to lobbyists and ignores its constituents....

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

What is it with Arizona lawmakers?

Bunch of sick fucks. They pass these types of laws as though everyone in society has the same perverted thoughts these guys do.

News flash - NO ONE GIVES A SHIT EXCEPT YOU PERVERTS IN THE LEGISLATURE AND YOUR BRAINWASHED FOLLOWERS!

Everyone want a laugh? Here is another example of wasted money by our legislature on BS bills - http://news.yahoo.com/arizona-lawmakers-back-gold-silver-233837866.html

drgonzo
drgonzo

we have public baths now?

RobAZ
RobAZ

Kavanagh is a joke.

Send him back to New York, they seem to enjoy stupid legislation like this.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger  

Nowhere in the article is anything about race mentioned, nor is it even a comparison. WTF are you talking about? Or are you just a troll trying to start a race argument by baiting?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@afdhm This is what we should expect when we elect those fine FLDS folk to our Legislature!

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

@WhoKnows If an Adam's Apple is the tell, Ann Coulter would be arrested any time she came to the state and had to use a public restroom...lol

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@burntorange Correct you are!  I hope that the good Legislator can find a way for Boy Scout leaders and Catholic clergy to volunteer as inspectors to make sure that our bathrooms are a place of safety and respect!

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@david_saint01 I know that this may come as a shock to you, David, but I am a moderate Conservative in most things.  That being said, we do not claim dipshits like this!

You have Biden to be ashamed of .  We have Kavanaugh. 

Can we call this even?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@truthseekeraz Why do we keep electing the dumbest among us?  Jesus Christ, people! Know who you cast your vote for!

obbopp
obbopp

@Flyer9753 @ted.bollinger  In the feeble, addled minds of the well-indoctrinated politically correct mob everything is racist... even a loaf of white bread on a grocery store shelf.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@bob_lablaw96, How about U bobby, would U volunteer? i don't see any reason to bring religion into this, or are U trying to stirr up that issue?,

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@IdontRecall It is not the religion that was the point.  The point is that there are so many places where this Legislator needs to focus his attention before taking on this one. And, if they do decide to pass this law, what will their hiring standards be for "inspectors?"  I sure would not want any of those that I mentioned being given that job, nor would I want anyone associated with the Shurf.  

This is a stupid piece of legislation, and I think that we should make all of the comments that we can in order to show how stupid it is.

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