- Senator Bato dela Rosa has commented over the issue of transgender women using ladies’ restrooms
- He mentioned that some men might abuse it and pretend to be transgender just to “harass” women
- Dela Rosa said that he was just looking out for the safety of women
Senator Bato dela Rosa has weighed in on the issue regarding women sharing comfort room with transgender women.
KAMI learned that Dela Rosa has been looking out for possible abuse and harassment if the SOGIE bill would be passed.
"What if isang lalaking manyak, magsuot ng pambabae, mag-pretend to be a bakla, papasok doon sa CR, pwede syang mangharass," Dela Rosa said.
"Are our sisters and daughters safe doon sa bathroom? May anak din akong babae, mamaya mangyari iyan sa anak kong babae, bosohan sa CR,” he added.
However, LGBT group Ganda Filipinas President Naomi Fontanas claimed that there has been no proven case yet about transgender women harassing females.
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In a previous report by KAMI, the Senate has been discussing on whether allowing transgender women to use the ladies’ comfort room or adding a third restroom.
The controversial topic about transgender women using ladies’ restroom has been the talk on social media following the incident that happened to transgender woman Gretchen Diez.
Diez was prevented by a janitress from using the females’ comfort room and was brought to the mall’s security office. She was also handcuffed and was detained by the police.
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