"I'm in rural Maryland. We have a lot of farmers, we have Mennonite people, Amish people," said Delegate Neil C. Parrott, Washington Republican. "A lot of times, they end up getting married earlier. And if the parents are fine with that, why would we say by law, you can't get married earlier?"
"It opens up the door that anyone could claim to be a woman, and in theory, a guy could use the facility," Mr. Parrott said, adding that business owners could face lawsuits if they seek to prevent anyone from doing otherwise.