Republican presidential candidate Chris
Christie on Monday claimed that a bathroom policy that allows
transgender children to choose which bathroom to use is confusing.
At a campaign event in Hollis, New
Hampshire, Claudia Reott, a 70-year-old grandmother from Chino Hills,
California, asked Christie about a California law that allows
transgender students (K-12) to use the bathroom they identify with.
The New Jersey governor joked that life
is simpler in his home state.
“Men go to men's rooms, women go to
women's rooms and there really shouldn't be a whole lot of confusion
about that – public accommodations,” Christie
said. “And I don't think we should be making life more
confusing for our children.”
“Life is confusing enough right now
for our children,” he said, citing terrorism.
“The fact though is that we want our
kids not to have to decide which bathroom they get to go in. And not
to be subject to peer pressure about which one to go in. And not to
be subject to the embarrassment that could come with going in a
bathroom where somebody maybe doesn't agree that they should be in
there or not,” Christie said.