Appearing this week on HBO's Real Time, conservative commentator Ann Coulter defended laws which prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

Also appearing on the show were actor Bryan Cranston, journalist Nick Gillespie and author Dan Savage.

When host Bill Maher compared the social issues Cranston's character Lyndon B. Johnson in the film All The Way faced upon entering the White House to today's bathroom issue, Savage, who is openly gay, said that supporters of such laws have simply rehashed the script they used to discriminate against gays.

“They took the same old script – they're recruiting children, preying on children, threatening children, creeping in bathrooms – that was what they said about gay men forty years ago,” Savage said. “And they're just taking that and applying it now to trans women. And it's bullshit. And trans women and men use bathrooms all over the country and have forever.”

Coulter repeated the claim that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice would give men access to women's restrooms.

“It's not that the trans are going to molest them, it's that a child molester now has a right to go into that bathroom,” Coulter said.

“That's bullshit,” Savage responded. “A child molester doesn't need to put on a dress to enter a bathroom.”