According to The Times Free Press, [State Representative] Floyd said he came up with the bill [to ban transgender people from restrooms] after reading a story about a woman in Texas who claimed she was fired from a department store for violating LGBT policy by attempting to stop a transgender teen from using the women’s dressing room.
“It could happen here,” he reportedly explained. “I believe if I was standing at a dressing room and my wife or one of my daughters was in the dressing room and a man tried to go in there I don’t care if he thinks he’s a woman and tries on clothes with them in there I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry.”
He added: “Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk. We cannot continue to let these people dominate how society acts and reacts. Now if somebody thinks he’s a woman and he’s a man and wants to try on women’s clothes, let him take them into the men’s bathroom or dressing room.” [...]
“The potential for pedophiles and molesters to come into the restroom and claim the same thing, that they think they’re of the opposite sex and they think they’re something else, something they’re not, they can do the same thing that transgender people do,” Floyd argued. “[...] We’re talking about society getting picked on by a few.”