It's already this way in much of the world (see my previous posts). Unisex bathrooms are not uncommon in the USA. I don't think it's necessary to have laws that govern restrooms or locker rooms. Buildings may provide facilities of their choice (or not) and people can use those facilities (or not).
What I don't understand or agree with is people who consider urinating/defecating/showering/bathing to be somehow sexual. Private, yes, some prefer that. But sexual (?!) ... that is just nonsense to me.
We have laws on the books that criminalize public sexual activities, how about we enforce them instead of worrying about what might happen if a LGBTQ person is using your preferred restroom?
I think I addressed the real concern back a few pages ago.
Great post. I don't know about assault rates from trans people--I doubt there are studies available--but I think a far greater concern here isn't necessarily that trans people are evil intended, and are going out to go into a gym shower and do heinous things, but rather that people break systems. To think that much less benign intended people won't be abusing this, calling themselves "trans" to suit their fancy seems to be a very naive assertion. But I have a pretty cynical view of humanity.
The real concerns aren't about benign people. The concerns are about the nature of humanity. We break systems. It's in the nature of a ton of us. To think this won't be abused seems naive. Why would a normal man want to pee next to a bunch of women, or go into a restroom where they are peeing? They wouldn't... which leaves the abnormal, or deviant. For better or worse, in cultures like ours, deviant behaviors such as this are generally associated--rightly or wrongly--with other, much worse behaviors.
I'll give you an example: homosexuality is deeply associated in the minds of many (most?) people with fears of pederasty, whether you like it or not. So saying that people should have to accept them is a meaningless statement until you can dispel that association. (And it is a false association, btw) If you think I'm wrong on this, go around, and ask everyone you know (not publicly, but in private) how they would feel about having a gay man babysit their children (particularly sons). Most will be very uncomfortable.
If trans people are benign (and I think most probably are) then the place to start isn't by demanding others accept them or be called (((evil))). The starting point is dispelling the associations with other deviancy.
Even if you can dispel those things, then we have another question to ask RS: Is it just to force people to associate with individuals who they do not wish to associate with? Is it just to force their children to be taught that their parents are (((evil))) and they should consider mutilating their bodies? How far do we take this "acceptance" and at what point is it a violation of the rights of everyone else?