Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Wild Gender1
State Rep. Threatens To “Stomp” Gender Variant People
Far from defending his “Police the Potty” bill (one that encourages the harassment of gender variant people who are using what is perceived to be the “wrong restroom”) Rep. Richard Floyd of Chattanooga Tenn. is on the record saying that he’d “stomp a mud hole” in any trans/gender-variant person using the bathroom.
Floyd told the Times Free Press:
“I believe if I was standing at a dressing room and my wife or one of my daughters was in the dressing room and a man tried to go in there — I don’t care if he thinks he’s a woman and tries on clothes with them in there — I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry,” Floyd said.
“We cannot continue to let these people dominate how society acts and reacts. Now if somebody thinks he’s a woman and he’s a man and wants to try on women’s clothes, let them him take them into the men’s bathroom or dressing room. Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk. I’m just sick and tired the way this thing’s been going.”
Today, Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, withdrew the Senate version of Rep. Floyd’s measure, which would have prohibited anyone from using public bathrooms and dressing rooms whose gender identity didn’t match the gender listed on their birth certificates.
Watson told the Times Free Press that he “understand(s) Rep. Floyd’s passion about the issue, but we have more pressing issues before us that we need to focus our attention on and we don’t need to get sidetracked.”
According to the paper, which is running an online poll on the issue and, 88 percent of people voting oppose Floyd’s legislation.
Rep. Richard Floyd of Chattanooga Tenn. is pictured below.