Under the transgender public accommodations laws, there is also the argument that a non-transgender person feels uncomfortable with a transgender person using the same bathroom. the debate over transgender rights in america often gets reduced to bathroom talk. Transgender people may have some legal protections, but still need strong and comprehensive nondiscrimination laws and cultural acceptance to truly thrive. Laws alone wont protect transgender people without increased public awareness, outspoken allies, and a society that values the dignity of transgender people. The debate over whether transgender individuals should be allowed to use the public restrooms (including locker rooms and changing rooms) that correspond to their currently expressed gender rather than their biological sex has been of recent interest nationally. The first state law addressing transgender access to restrooms was in north carolina in 2016. when a transgender person uses a public bathroom, who is at risk? Supporters of north carolinas bathroom law say it blocks sexual predators access to victims. the highly charged debate over transgender rights has resulted in a tangle of contradictory laws governing access to public bathrooms and locker rooms across the country. bathroom access emerged as a major and divisive issue last march when north carolina passed a bill barring transgender people from using bathrooms that do.