Letter: Proposed solution to ‘Pottygate’ issue

From: Ken Van Liew


It seems like there is a lot of wasted time and talent, both positive and negative, about the transgender restroom issue. We started with Watergate, lately have Deflategate, so I think we should call this recent debacle “Pottygate.”

We have three suggestions that should help address the problem.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. Superintendent John Quick should advise us, through The Republic, of the total number of transgender people among the students and employees of BCSC. Perhaps we may just have a solution looking for a problem.

Secondly, we should create/convert a restroom, with urinals and stalls, and designate it as “others.” That will allow students to use men’s or women’s restrooms according to who they are, not who they think they are. Remember Biology 101? The LGBT students can use it for their purposes without interfering with the other children. It also meets the criteria as being gender neutral per the president’s mandate.

The use of dressing and showering facilities is a different issue. We should allow the majority students to use the showers, dress and leave. The transgender students, if any, can then do the same.

Pottygate solved.