Republican state Rep. Richard Floyd went into graphic detail when describing his opposition to transgender people using restrooms that match their gender identity.
“I believe if I was standing at a dressing room and my wife or one of my daughters was in the dressing room and a man tried to go in there — I don’t care if he thinks he’s a woman and tries on clothes with them in there — I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry,” the lawmaker told a Tennessee newspaper.
“Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk,” the legislator continued. “We cannot continue to let these people dominate how society acts and reacts. Now if somebody thinks he’s a woman and he’s a man and wants to try on women’s clothes, let him take them into the men’s bathroom or dressing room.”
Mmmmm....Tennessee just sounds so nice and progressive (then again I live in Louisiana, so maybe I shouldn't throw stones lol:). Like a state where a pastor would never send deacons to attack his gay son and his boyfriend or a bill allowing students speak out against homosexuality for religious reasons would never have a chance of passing. Fortunately there was a least one voice of reason. The bill's Senate sponsor Sen. Bo Watson dropped the measure, saying there were “far more pressing issues facing the state of Tennessee at this time.”
No other Senators have voiced support for a bill. Listen to Rep. Floyd's ignorance below.