Lance Berkman, the former Houston Astros star, has come out publicly opposing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinancethat protects people in the city against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
He has wrapped his argument around the idea of male rapists going into women's locker rooms to assault women. As though that is anywhere in the same area code as the intent or practical application of this equal-rights law.
Berkman spent several minutes explaining his rationale for opposing the equal-rights law, focusing on this insane notion that it somehow welcomes child predators into women's bathrooms:
"Who knows what the intent of that person might be. They truly might think they're a woman, which is a little strange to me. But they could be a child predator. They could be somebody that's in there who likes to look at women and just claims to be a woman. ... If we're going to go down to the zoo, I just want to be able to live life without having to have an extra thing to worry about when it comes to protecting my family. ... It's crazy. It makes me want to say... 'wake up, America!' And that's what I want to scream at people because, what are we doing here? We have the potential for men going into a woman's bathroom. The very few people that this could be slanted as discriminating against, is it worth putting the majority of our population at risk... to appease a very small minority of the population? I don't think so. I think it's crazy, and it's unbelievable that we're even talking about this. ... We have to try to rise up against this threat, and the only way we can do that is go and vote 'No' against Proposition 1."
If you don't believe it, you can watch Berkman explain it himself in this video.
Needless to say, please do support the vote FOR Proposition 1.