You can add Wyoming to the growing list of states dominated by Republicans that will soon consider anti-transgender "bathroom bills" to respond to a non-existent problem.
State Representative Roy Edwards (R) says he'll soon introduce a bill to restrict bathroom use even though, by his own admission, there is no real problem.
“I’ve had it (in) mind ever since the problem started happening when people of the other sex thought they could enter into the bathroom of the opposite sex,” Edwards told the Star-Tribune.
Edwards said that while this had been going on for “the last couple years,” he had not heard of any problems related to people using the bathroom in Wyoming.
Representative Edwards has unwittingly made one good point among several bad ones.
Edwards hasn't heard of any problems in Wyoming because there is no problem. But that is not to say that transgender people aren't using public restrooms in Wyoming; they almost certainly are and it's no problem at all.
There hasn't been a single documented case in the entire country of a transgender person assaulting or spying on someone in the bathroom. Wyoming is no exception. Moreover, assaulting and spying on people in the bathroom is already illegal regardless of how you identify yourself. Even if a transgender person did assault someone in a bathroom, that would not make transgender people a greater threat to the public than anyone else. It's not as if we designate straight white men as threats to the public even when one of them literally kills dozens of people.
It's possible Representative Edwards himself has used a restroom alongside a transgender person at some point in his life, but he was none the wiser. The idea that transgender bathroom use has only been going on for "the last couple years" just tells you how ignorant these men are.