While North Carolina’s so-called “Bathroom Bill” has gotten the most attention, sixteen states have considered bills that would define gender for purposes of public restroom use and restrict those who identify as “transgender” from using the bathroom they want. But gender non-conforming Americans face unique difficulties across a broad array of services, programs, and facilities–from drivers licenses to college admissions to sports teams.
In his new book “Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?”, Temple Political Science Professor Heath Fogg Davis, himself a transgender man, argues we should stop using gender definitions in public policy. The book comes out this Friday, June 2.
Heath Fogg Davis spoke with NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller.