The Pros And Cons Of The Transgender Community

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“There 's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they 're mismatched. That 's all it is” (Wilson, par. 19). Recently, there has been a great amount of dispute over transgender people. One side believes that no one should be able to change their gender, and refuses to give the same rights to transgender people as everyone else receives. The positive side, however, is very welcoming and accepting of the transgender community and is fighting to help them be treated equally and be given equal rights. Federal, state, and local governments need to take steps to protect transgender rights and this minority can achieve equality.
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To illustrate, it is very probable that a transgender person has a household income under $10,000 and is unemployed, explains a survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Almost half of the transgender community has reported some form of discouraging outcomes when it comes to employment (Greenblatt 1038). If the government had anti-discrimination laws to protect the transgender community, most of these problems would be eliminated. It is wrong to deny someone who is transgender rights that the general population still receives. The transgender community needs to be set equal to the public, and the government has the ability to do just that. Employers need to stop denying them jobs for unjust reasons. When someone pursues a job, they should have a fair chance at attaining the job. This lack of employment for the transgender community only adds to the amount of unemployed people in America and it needs to end. On the other hand, Greenblatt later explains how some states have allowed everyone access to any bathroom or other public accommodation they see fit for them, and officials of health and human rights say these laws haven’t brought on more assault or harassment. Genny Beemyn, who runs and LGBT center at the University of Massachusetts explains, “It 's turning things on their head — it 's not the trans people who are doing the assaulting; it 's trans people who are being victimized” (Greenblatt 1050). Forcing someone who is transgender to use the bathroom that corresponds with their birth gender is insulting and in some cases can even cause the person to be hurt. Since states that have passed these laws have seen no increase in assault, the rest of the country needs to take steps to ensure everyone is allowed equal access to public accommodations. States that have passed laws to

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