Single Tranny Files: Transgender Woman Ticketed For Using Ladies Room In Texas Hospital [Video]

Posted on - By

Categories: News, One-Time, Single Tranny Files, SMH, Transgenders, Video

Paula Rae Witherspoon

No wonder Dallas isn’t one of the top ten cities for transgender people.

Dallas Police Ticket Transgender Woman For Using Ladies Room

A Dallas transgender woman was issued a ticket for using the women’s restroom at an area hospital.

Parkland police cited Paula Witherspoon, whose legal name is Paul Witherspoon, for disorderly conduct on April 25.

“It was definitely humiliating, degrading,” she said. “I felt like I was being discriminated against.”

A Parkland Hospital representative said the hospital received a complaint from a concerned female patient about a man in the women’s restroom.

“This is 2012, and I’ve been transitioning since 2006, and I’ve never had a problem until I went to Parkland Hospital,” Witherspoon said.

Witherspoon said she doesn’t even remember seeing anyone else in the restroom until she walked out.

“There was a lady there that said, ‘That’s a man.’ I just ignored her and kept going,” Witherspoon said.

Minutes later, a Parkland officer came over and cited her, she said. Witherspoon said she offered to show the officer a transition letter from her doctor that states, “She is expected to use facilities consistent with her external presentation, which is female.”

But Parkland police told her they have to go by what is on her license, Witherspoon said.

Under Texas law, Witherspoon must have acted “intentionally or knowingly for a lewd or unlawful purpose” to be cited with disorderly conduct.

“I went to the bathroom, took care of my business, washed my hands and left,” Witherspoon said. “I didn’t even see anyone.”

Parkland Hospital released the following statement: “Because of the complexity of the issue, the incident is currently under review. Parkland strives to treat patients, visitors and staff with dignity and respect, as well as provide a safe environment at all times.”

Anti-discrimination laws in 16 states and the District of Columbia provide protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people, but Texas is not one of them, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is calling for lawmakers in New York to pass legislation that will offer such protections.

What do you think? We can imagine being startled to see a trans person in the ladies room but it seems kinda out of line to give her a ticket when she had a note from the doctor! Eff the police yo.

Source

More On Bossip!

Yeah, We Said It: 10 Reasons Evelyn’s “Slap Happy Lackey” Nia Is The Epitome Of A Bum Beyotch

All Natural, No Additives Pt. 1: The Most Beautiful Women That Haven’t Gotten Any Plastic Surgery On Anything!

Baller Cribs: Take A Peek Inside Cam Newton’s $1.6M Condo In Charlotte [Photos]

Poor Thang: Serena “Bangin Bawdy” Williams Says She’s Given Up On Dating…”It Just Hasn’t Worked Out Well For Me”

More from MommyNoire

More from StyleBlazer & MadameNoire

blog comments powered by Disqus