IS KINDNESS ON THE MENU?
Texas would join two other states that mandate access to employee-only restrooms for anyone with a pressing medical condition, including pregnancyI know I've been known to rant from time-to-time about governmental meddling in private life, but I'll level no objections here. This doesn't bother me at all.
What does bother me, however, is the actual necessity of this. Who says no to a pregnant woman when she wants to use the restroom? When did decency go out style?
Every morning I ride the subway to work, and I can't tell you how many times I've had to leap from my seat, rush halfway across the car, and offer it to an elderly or pregnant woman, since no one else thought to do so. Why "leap" and "rush"? Because, as anyone who rides a rush-hour train'll tell you, there are dozens of able-bodied young men who'll sneak in and take it as I try to do my deed of good citizenry.
I'm telling you, this has happened many, many times. And it bothers me every time.