Research shows the only thing Republican lawmakers have to fear when it comes to inappropriate behavior in bathrooms is—wait for it—themselves. But lawmakers in North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, and Texas have been pointing the finger at trans people. Those states continue relying on the claim that sexual predators will be able access to women's bathrooms if trans people are allowed to use facilities that match their gender identities instead of the sex assigned on their birth certificates. Media Matters , a non-profit organization dedicated to monitoring media for conservative misinformation, found that no actual incidents involving predatory transgender people have occurred. What stories have circulated in the press have all turned out to be false and perpetuated by hate groups.
A roundup of questions about U.S. senators and sex in public bathrooms.
Paul International Airport, and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the case three weeks ago. A day jail sentence was suspended, according to a copy of a court document in the case. A second charge, interference with privacy, was dismissed. According to a police report obtained by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, which disclosed the episode and the guilty plea Monday, a plainclothes police officer investigating complaints of sexual activity in the bathroom arrested the senator on June 11 after what the officer described as sexual advances made by Mr. Craig from an adjoining stall. After the arrest the senator denied any sexual intent, and in a statement issued Monday afternoon he attributed the matter to a misunderstanding.
Senator pleaded guilty, reportedly after bathroom stall incident
The Crypt wanted to take a moment, in the midst of the burgeoning Larry Craig lewd conduct scandal initial story here , Craig's statement here , arrest report here , full backgrounder here , to reflect on the good senator's explanation for why his foot touched that of an undercover cop while the two were in adjacent stalls at an airport bathroom. Craig told investigators that he has "a wide stance when going to the bathroom. Yes, that explanation was truly the best the senator could come up with, that his stance is so wide it in fact strays into the next stall and assaults someone else's foot. The "wide stance" will truly be a phrase for the ages. Had The Crypt been advising Craig, she would have gone with an explanation involving a sudden fall, a slip on who-knows-what in a public bathroom that sent both foot and arms flailing.
When Idaho Sen. Larry Craig says, "I'm not gay," I believe him. But that doesn't mean he wasn't cruising for sex last June when he was arrested in a bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on charges of disorderly conduct. Surely any homosexual worth his capri pants saw the loopholes in Craig's televised declaration of non-gayness, amplified by the presence of his wife.