... on transgender people and public restrooms.
My opinion: Those who have undergone gender reassignment surgery should use the restroom of their reassigned gender. Those who have not should use the gender that they are physically. (There's a bit more to it, but let's start with this foundation.)
Public restrooms are supposed to be designed around physical needs. That's where I'll draw the line... when it comes into question.
First off, are we all supposed to carry our birth certificates around with us? That's kinda stupid.
Secondly, a person who identifies as a different gender, has not undergone reassignment surgery, and does what is necessary to avoid making other occupants uncomfortable (such as not purposely presenting that they're a different gender) should not come into question.
It's still not an absolute situation. There are those who'll do everything right for their fellow Americans and someone will try to get rid of them anyway. Just because they're a different physical gender and someone complained doesn't mean it should be an instant fine or jail time. We're supposed to be a nation of innocent until proven guilty, after all. It would be just as stupid to submit people to physical examination on some other person's whim.
As for a 3rd bathroom for transgendered only? No. At this point in our society, that's painting a bullseye on people.
I think that the previous executive order of simply letting anyone pick whatever restroom they want regardless of anything else was far too haphazard, too absolute, too quick, and extremely short-sighted. It needed to be rescinded. Now, our representatives need to put in some thought, do their jobs, and bring out fair legislation instead of letting one person who doesn't understand the issue, has no personal stake in it, and doesn't care about anything other than making himself look good make a hasty change to things.
Should we be "wasting time" on this? If I had my way, no, but this matter is going to keep hitting us and distracting us until we find a reasonable resolution. "const bool x = true;" is not a reasonable solution. It will still take time to do it right. If it's worth it to the transgender community, let them take the time to do it right. If it's not, then we just won't do it as it would really be a waste of time.
That's my take on the matter anyway.