Who will be using opposite sex bathrooms under cover of being ‘transgender’?
The political left says that the notion that men do not belong in the same public bathrooms as girls and women proves the political right are full of hate towards the LGBT community because it stereotypes transgendered individuals as dangerous. The transgendered, they argue, are mostly passive individuals who pose no threat. The political right argues the idea people have a legal right to select a gender du jour would enable actual criminals to get in close proximity to their preferred targets. Here are a couple of maps that put this controversy in perspective.
Based on numbers provided by the US Census Bureau, approximately six out of every 100,000 Americans identify as the opposite sex from which they were born. That is such a minute percentage that the odds are that most Americans have never even seen a transgendered person except on television. Here is a map of the transgendered population by state.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are 270 registered sex offenders out of every 100,000 Americans. While that is still a small percentage, it works out that an average American is 45 times more likely to encounter a registered sex offender than a transgendered individual. Here is a map of registered sex offenders by state.