Courtesy of Complex:
Footage has surfaced alleging to show police officers forcing an unidentified woman to leave a women's restroom facility, once again proving the dire impact of the recent swath of anti-LGBT laws across the country. The woman, reportedly a lesbian, is called "sir" by the officers as she's unfairly tasked with attempting to convince them she's a woman. The footage, uploaded to Facebook by Tamara McDaniel, has quickly garnered millions of views since first being shared last week.
The officers are heard demanding ID from the woman, who reveals she doesn't have one on her. A male officer is then seen screaming in the woman's face as friends plead for the officers to properly deescalate the situation. These pleas, however, are instead met with hostility and repeated requests for an ID. Of course, this loudly begs the question: Why the hell should anyone have to show an ID just to use the restroom? The exact location of the footage, which made it to the Daily Star after surfacing on Facebook, is unknown.
Like the article says there is no indication yet as to where this took place though clearly it is somewhere in America.
I have to say that this really angers me since that could easily happen to my daughter who dresses in gender neutral clothes all of the time.
Seriously male police officers should have no right to enter a woman's bathroom and force that purpose out for no other reason than that they do not believe them to be female.
And if these anti-trans laws start to spread this will be happening with increased frequency and I guarantee that it will not simply be the LGBT community who is negatively impacted.