Sure, I don’t disagree. It’s ok to be “left leaning” and not agree with this policy.
I’ve played devils advocate for the folks here at RO, but I’m not entirely on-board with the blanket transgender policy. Not because I think that a man wearing a dress, pink panties and makeup is immoral (you’ll notice that’s where I turned my focus rather than defend the issue on legal or political grounds). I mean, I think it’s a little weird, but it’s a free country. The problem for me is trying to codify this issue in law. Before it was codified, men that looked like women used the women’s bathroom had to be pretty convincing as women. Now that we are passing policy our laws are out of sync with our culture and there is divisiveness, conflict and as people here are quick to point out, exploitation.
On the left, we have the social justice warriors who will fight for LGBT rights no matter the cost or how it affects those that disagree. Worse they will violate any principles they need to on the way to get what they want. Their stories get the most airplay because conflict sells and it becomes a two sided issue in an issue with more than just two sides. The OP is case in point. A woman that fight for rights who sees more than just two sides to the issue. The moderates (on the left or right), their opinions are decisive enough and don’t make for good TV.
For all the arguments I’ve made, I am sympathetic for people who have genuine issues of gender confusion, and I admit there is no one size fits all solution to this problem. I just know the solution isn’t codifying this issue in law, for or against. I suspect the real solutions will come when reasonable people on both sides have real face to face conversations. Not in a forum like this, not on Jerry Springer, but people who support a particular point-of-view, but understand the issues and concerns of the other side, sit down and look their detractors in the eyes and share their experiences and facts on the matter and learn how to compromise, but the art of compromise is lost because compromise makes for crappy TV.