All Americans have the right to peacefully express who they are in the way they choose. This includes people of all different races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Transgender people all over the United States have been fighting for the right to use public restrooms that correspond with the gender they identify with. It is a hot topic in American political circles and has been debated as part of the upcoming presidential election. Because major companies have accepted transgender equality, courts in the United States have ruled in favor of transgender rights and states have created laws to protect transgender people, it is time for everyone to accept the right of transgender people to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

For opponents of transgender equality, this was a big blow to their faulty arguments. One of the biggest arguments against the ability for transgender people to use their preferred restroom is because it endangers the lives and safety of children in restrooms. When the Maine Supreme Court made their decision, they made being a transgender student who uses their correct public restroom acceptable in the minds of current students and students in future generations. Maine set an example for the rest of the country by progressing the minds of children both now and in the future. The rest of the country should follow suit.

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For the United States of America to achieve true freedom, the goal its founding father set forth when they formed the nation, all of its citizens must receive fair treatment and justice in all arenas of life. Although many may consider which restroom people use to not be a big deal, it can mean everything to someone who struggles with bullying or harassment on a daily basis. All people should be able to use the restroom where they feel most comfortable. This is true for transgender people as well.

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