My home state, North Carolina, has just enacted a perfectly appalling law designed to stop transgendered people from using public toilets. [It is written in such a manner that it virtually outlaws any protections against any sort of discrimination at all, but never mind that .] In response, my son, Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff, has just published this essay in The Nation.
Take a look.
By the way, there are many places in France with public toilets that are available to both men and women -- cabinets with doors. No one freaks out, no children's lives are ruined. Just sayin'.
North Carolina really is a godawful place to live.