Bills prohibiting trans people from using the bathroom that best corresponds to their gender identity have been popping up all over the country. In her latest comedy bit, Samantha Bee addresses the bathroom bill controversy, zeroing in on Tennessee.
Bee explains that one of the key sponsors of Tennessee's bill, Jeremy Durham, might be more of a threat than the transgender people his bill targets. Durham allegedly sent inappropriate late-night text messages to female colleagues and was even exiled to a separate office building after he was deemed a "continuing risk" to women.
It's impossible to ignore the painful irony that a man facing such charges is the same man claiming to be a "champion of protecting children from sexual predators," Bee points out.
But that's not all. Another Tennessee lawmaker, Sheila Butt, is also spearheading the transgender bathroom bill. Butt has already expressed her anti-LGBT views in her Christian dating guide, "Everyday Princess," in which she criticizes a 3-year-old who holds an imaginary wedding ceremony for her two female Barbie dolls, saying, "God made girls to marry boys!"
Butt goes on to shame women for having pre-marital sex, comparing those who do to a used, stained dress.
Bee pokes fun and says Butt simply wants women to focus on other forms of foreplay:
Jokes aside, Bee urges her viewers to do their research before voting for their state legislators.