It’s higher than that; transgender people tend to avoid using public restrooms in the first place for fear of being persecuted. I’d be surprised if they used one as often as five times a week, let alone per day.
More realistic figures. Of 37,000 trans people, 90% use an unregulated private bathroom (at home or workplace) nearly all the time, so only 3,700 use public restrooms regularly, and those only half the time, say twice a day five days a week, or 3700 x 2 x 250 = 1,850,000. Round it up to two million for the casual users a few times. Closer to $315 a time.
Yes I see your point in looking at the law “public restrooms” are defined as being those in government buildings not just non residential bathrooms accessible to the public. This would be a tiny fraction of the general non residential use.
But neither they nor Duke got to play any of the tournament games in their home state since the NCAA won’t hold those games here due to the law. That’s some serious money right there (and both coaches have publicly come out and said the law needs to be flushed, which carries some weight here too).
When often fly Pittsburgh to Charlotte to (final destination). We used to spend money in the Charlotte airport, but thanks to the law we no longer spend a penny there. Honestly, I can do without $12 Bloody Marys.
I’m sure there’s a joke to be found about “spending a penny” and the subject of the thread but I can’t quite get there.
Not to make light of the issue, of course. Your post was a good reminder about the Charlotte airport, as I often fly through there too. I will also make it a point not to spend money there. If NC takes a hit to the pocketbook, maybe this asinine law will be repealed (though I hope it is struck down on constitutional grounds).
Well, first, you need to make sure every single person in the state of NC, including visitors and people just passing through on plane flights, carries a copy of their birth certificate with them at all times…
You are all missing the point. Transpersons using bathrooms is a minor part of it but that gets all the publicity because of the meme’d common title. There is no NC law preventing harassment of or gender-based discrimination against ANY LGBTQ person. That’s why many big inclusive businesses, sports organizations, etc. are boycotting the state.