The Catholic University of America

Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, was quoted in a Voice of America story on the controversial bill on gendered bathrooms in North Carolina. See below.

‘Shameful’ Bill Sparks National Debate Over Transgender Rights

From: Voice of America
Date: April 1, 2016
Author: Katherine Gypson

... But supporters of the bill say it fairly provides for protections of transgender people if they have made the transition and had it documented.

"Separate facilities have always corresponded to the very obvious biological differences between men and women," said Dr. Chad Pecknold, an associate professor at the Catholic University of America, who studies the intersections between religion and culture.

"The policies are designed to protect the privacy related to our bodies and biological differences in our bodies," he told VOA.

Pecknold said the bill also respects sexual abuse victims who are deeply concerned about their safety in public places. ...

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