… for debate” (or even more bluntly, “trans people aren’t a debate”) are acting on the pretense that it is unreasonable to engage in a dialogue on (trans)gender issues to begin with. If this were true, nobody would actually acknowledge it. They’d have no reason to, in the same way…
It IS unreasonable when the ‘issues’ are human rights.
No other cohort’s human rights are considered a subject for debate.
Trans people exist. We are human. So we deserve the same rights as every other human. How is it reasonable to debate this? It should be axiomatic that human rights apply to all people.