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  • But let's move on to a story that's been

  • particularly divisive over the past few weeks--

  • the rights of transgender people.

  • Now, with more and more states threatening to introduce

  • restrictive bathroom bills, it was only a matter of time

  • before the president stepped in.

  • The Obama Administration has sent out a directive

  • to every public school in the country

  • to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms

  • that match their gender identity.

  • NEWSWOMAN: ...or face the threat of lawsuits

  • and possible loss of federal funds

  • for the states in which they live.

  • Some states are pushing back, including Texas...

  • When you pass these ordinances and these rules,

  • particularly in the adult sector,

  • um, it says any person, any man who feels like

  • he's a transgender... he feels like he's a woman can go in.

  • They don't have to be dressed like a woman.

  • They can be dressed like an ordinary man.

  • And what this creates, Megyn, is a great loophole

  • for all the sexual predators and sex offenders...

  • Ah, yes, a loophole, a loophole, my friends.

  • That's what it creates. A loophole.

  • 'Cause that's what perverts have been waiting for.

  • -Loopholes. -(laughter)

  • However, this argument falls flat every single time.

  • Just think about it.

  • We have labeled these people as perverts,

  • as sex offenders, and you think they're waiting

  • for the laws to change? That's what you're thinking?

  • Like, guys out there going, "Man, I want to flash people

  • "in the bathroom so badly.

  • "When are they gonna change the laws?!

  • When are they gonna change the laws to accommodate me?!"

  • It falls flat every single time.

  • And then, if they're not talking about perverts,

  • then other people say, "Oh, it's about privacy." Privacy.

  • That's where there's an expectation of privacy.

  • When you go into a restroom,

  • or your wife goes into a restroom,

  • you assume the only other people going to that restroom

  • or shower facility is gonna be a person of the same gender.

  • That's been an expectation of privacy

  • -that all of us have had for years. -But if there's no...

  • And you know what?

  • I understand that.

  • Privacy.

  • We all expect a certain level of privacy.

  • And I've... I've chatted to some of my friends,

  • you know, who are parents of young girls,

  • and they go, "Hey, I don't know if I'd be comfortable

  • "with my daughter being in the same bathroom

  • as an exposed penis."

  • And I understand that.

  • It's not like... it's not like

  • I don't understand that completely,

  • because... I'm not comfortable being in the bathroom

  • with an exposed penis.

  • (laughter)

  • And I'm a man.

  • Like... this is something that nobody's comf...

  • No one likes being around a penis

  • that they didn't plan to see.

  • -(laughter) -This is something we all agreed on.

  • And-and in life,

  • there are certain types of privacy we forego.

  • It's one of the deals we make to be part of society.

  • That's what we do, you know?

  • When I go to the gym, I have to accept the fact

  • that in the change room there may be a man standing there

  • -blow-drying his balls... -(laughter)

  • I don't want to see that.

  • Nobody wants to see that!

  • You do understand, you do understand

  • that the transgender population in America

  • is closer to 0%... 0% of the population

  • than one percent.

  • Closer to 0-- it's 0.3% of the population is transgender.

  • Right? So the chance of you

  • bumping into a transgender person

  • in the bathroom is almost 0%.

  • But the chance of a transgender person

  • needing the bathroom is 100%.

  • (laughter)

  • They're already dealing with their own (bleep),

  • now you're giving them yours. I don't understand...

  • It's just... it's... it's so absurd.

  • You know? We're saying this, in society,

  • we're like, "Oh, no, these... this is disgusting,

  • "this is something that we have to deal with,

  • I'm not comfortable..." We're not comfortable

  • with many things in society, but we've learned to get over it.

  • It's what we do. An argument...

  • You know what else people say? They go, "Oh, it's...

  • it's not natural," that's what they say.

  • "It's not natural."

  • As a practical matter, how is this exactly gonna work?

  • What happens when a man,

  • uh, with male parts decides that he is really a woman

  • and would like to take a shower in the ladies' locker room,

  • and there he is, with his... with his male parts exposed?

  • Now, is... is this really something

  • that people are gonna think is really okay

  • in the name of... in the name of civil rights?

  • I don't think so.

  • I think the absurdity of this is so strong...

  • What's absurd is that you are talking to us

  • with a neck that looks like

  • a scrotum while you're speaking...

  • ...and we-we have to be comfortable with that.

  • What i-what is that?

  • What is this going on over there?

  • That is absurd.

  • You've got... What is that-- necksticles?

  • What is that?

  • That is absurd, but we have to accept that in society.

  • It's, like, absurd. I love it when people say,

  • "This is not natural, it's not natural.

  • This is all... it's all absurd."

  • You know, if you think about it, this whole conversation--

  • if you replace transgender with any other group in society,

  • you realize that we've been here before.

  • We've had this conversation about minorities before.

  • You know? People said that about gay people five, ten years ago.

  • The conversation was, "You're gonna have gay guys

  • "in the bathroom? What, you're gonna have gay guys

  • "in the same bathroom as a man? What-what's gonna happen?

  • "He's gonna be, like... What, is he gonna be looking at my, uh,

  • "at my-at my junk? Huh, huh? And then what's he gonna do,

  • "like, grab it if he gets a chance, huh?

  • "What-what's he gonna do, start jerking on it, huh? Huh?

  • "What-what, is he gonna... is he gonna tickle my balls?

  • "Huh? What is he... what is he gonna do? What is he-what is he,

  • "gonna do that, like, corkscrew thing, huh? What is he...

  • what is he gonna... what is he gonna do?"

  • Wow, you've... you've thought about this a lot, my fr...

  • "I'm just saying. I'm just saying. I want to know

  • "what's gonna happen. Huh? (stammers) Uh, what-what else--

  • "am I gonna like it, is that what's gonna happen, huh?

  • "Are we gonna get married? Is that-is that

  • "what's gonna happen? And then who's the husband?

  • "How do I figure this out, huh, huh?

  • "And then we got to adopt a kid. Why are we adopting

  • "an Asian kid? I don't understand. Huh?

  • Huh? How is this gonna..."

  • It-It's just ludicrous. You're just coming up with

  • hypotheticals of everything. We thought that

  • about gay people. Everyone had a side, was going,

  • "This is absurd, this is absurd." But luckily there were

  • a few who pushed ahead and now we look at gay people

  • like it's the most normal thing in the world,

  • because it is normal. Society evolves all the time.

  • That's exactly... Like, like, I-I see gay people kissing now

  • and it's not even a thing. I'll see gay people kissing

  • and I'll be like, "Hey, stop that, get out of the way.

  • "I'm trying to watch Brokeback Mountain. I can't see.

  • Get out of the way. Get out of the way."

  • You know? It's just, it's... society has done this

  • over and over again. It is... it's so painful.

  • I mean, the same thing was said about black people.

  • "It's absurd. We can't share the bathroom with black people.

  • "White and black people in the same bathroom-- it's absurd.

  • "What's gonna happen? What-what, is there gonna be

  • "a (bleep) measuring contest, huh? What's-what's gonna happen

  • when black people come into the..." Like, you know what,

  • when you look at it now, that seems absurd, right?

  • We... As a society, we move forward and we go,

  • "Those notions were absurd."

  • We cannot think of why anyone wouldn't have wanted

  • to have a multi-racial bathroom. There's no reason

  • to not have it. Like, what-what were people even thinking

  • back then? What did they think--