Must watch: the transgender bathroom debate, as explained by 'SNL'

Equal Rights Ordinance Fails in Houston
Equal Rights Ordinance Fails in Houston

In the wake of the controversial vote against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), the cast of "Saturday Night Live" uses comedy to explain the flaw in the opposition's argument.

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HERO would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city, including the protection of trans community to use the bathroom appropriate to their gender identity. The law was voted down on Nov. 3, with 61% of voters opting to scrap the ordinance.

'SNL's' hilarious youngster, Pete Davidson, took on the Weekend Update to show the public just how ridiculous he thinks their fears are.

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As is so poignantly explained by Davidson:

%shareLinks-quote="The theory is that men, in their relentless quest to watch women go to the bathroom, are going through years of hormones, surgery, changing their name, their wardrobe, coming out to their family, all for that big payoff of peeing in a room without urinals. What is this fantasy that they think is going on in there? There's no shirtless pillow fights; there's no disco ball!" type="quote" author="Pete Davidson" authordesc="SNL" isquoteoftheday="false"%

[h/t Esquire]

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