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Survey: Americans Split on Transgender Bathroom Issue

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:12 PM

Americans are split on the issue of transgender people and public bathrooms, according to a new survey.

The Point Taken-Marist Poll found that 44 percent of Americans think transgender people should have to use the public bathroom that matches the gender they were born with. Forty-three percent feel transgenders should have a choice of which bathroom to use.

Further, 45 percent of those surveyed said the gender listed on someone's birth certificate is the only way to define his or her gender. Forty-one percent said that method of defining gender is out of date.

Other key findings from the survey:
  • 64 percent think transgender people should have the same rights and protections as other Americans regarding public restrooms
  • 60 percent think public restrooms should have male and female options, leaving out gender neutral restrooms
The Obama administration recently directed all public schools in the U.S. to allow transgender students the option of using whichever bathroom and locker room they feel comfortable with.

Eleven states have since sued the federal government over the order.

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