Transgender woman cited for using women’s restroom

Posted: April 17, 2013 in All Things Trans, LGBTQ

The Fight for Civil Rights

Ally Robledo, a 25-year-old transgender woman, was cited for trespassing after going into a women’s restroom in Lewiston, Idaho.

She was cited by police April 8th after leaving Rosauer’s grocery store bathroom.

Lewiston Police Captain Roger Lanier stated that the grocery has the right to refuse anyone service under Idaho state law, and that patrons and employees were feeling uneasy after seeing Robledo in the women’s restroom.

Robledo said she has had one gender re-assignment operation, and that it was her wish to be seen as the gender she feels she was born as, not the sex that her body is.

According to ThinkProgress, Idaho is one of 37 states that do not have protective measures against discrimination for transgendered American citizens.

Opinion:

Just as with the Coy Mathis case, I think this will help push transgender issues into the spotlight. Hopefully, this woman will receive her rights and the…

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