"I do not want to share a bathroom with anyone": Stephen Colbert just won the debate over North Carolina rest rooms

"For two reasons: Number one and number two"


Brendan Gauthier
April 27, 2016 3:36PM (UTC)

During his monologue last night, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert weighed in on the debate over transgender bathroom use.

North Carolina recently passed House Bill 2 (the "bathroom bill") expressly restricting individuals from using public restrooms that don't correspond to their biological gender. The state has since seen widespread protests.

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Meanwhile, Target said it welcomes "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." It too has experienced subsequent backlash.

"Here's where I stand," Colbert said. "I don't care if you're male or female, what sex or gender identity someone is. I ... do not want to share a bathroom with anyone. For two reasons: number one and number two."

"Whose idea was it to have us all in there together anyway?" he continued. "I don't know about you, but my bathroom at home is not a two-seater. And when I'm forced to use a public bathroom ... I go in there with blinders on. I don't know who's next to me. It could be a centaur next to me, for all I care."

Watch in full below:


Brendan Gauthier

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