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Trans and Gender Identity Issues Overshadow LGB At Equality Act House Judiciary Committee Meeting

Trans and Gender Identity Issues Overshadow LGB At Equality Act House Judiciary Committee Meeting

Republican House members on Tuesday were on attack mode during the first House Judiciary Committee meeting of the Equality Act that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to extend housing, employment, and public accommodation protections to LGBT Americans.

Basically ignoring gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals: 90% of the GOP’s questions, concerns, and comments were targeted at the transgender community and gender identity issues categorizing the nondiscrimination legislation as advancing a “radical gender ideology.”

Georgia GOP Rep. Doug Collins claimed that “women, lesbians, and families become the collateral damage of identity politics.” He argued that the bill would codify “stereotypes and sexism,” adding, “To move this legislation forward, we must recognize that it prioritizes the rights of biological men over the rights of biological women.”

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) complained that nondiscrimination protections for gender identity would only help men who wished to lie about their gender

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) said during the hearing, “I believe that all people should be treated equally, but I am concerned that HR 5, with the weight of federal law, forces schools, prisons, shelters, etc. to prioritize the rights of biological males over that of biological women.”

Notoriously anti LGBT Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), said although men competing in women’s sports may not be widespread now, “there is no question that problem will continue to arise.”

“I think when we consider laws to say something is equal like testosterone, the testimonies already indicate it’s clear in the medical literature, it does make a difference,” Gohmert said.

Asserting the Equality Act would amount to telling women “it’s just too bad” men should be allowed in their safe spaces, Gohmert concluded the Equality Act amounts to a “war on women that should not be allowed.”

With Republicans focusing on the “T” and their claims that the bill would compromise women’s rights, the stories of gay and lesbian discrimination were easy to miss.

in 2016, from the Williams Institute, estimated that only 0.6% of U.S. adults identify as transgender, and as many up to 6.2% of Americans identify as LGB.

Conservative Asshole “Comedienne” Steven Crowder Makes Fun of Transgender Rights

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Steven Crowder who was the main host of CPAC in 2011 and in 2012 was exposed as having selectively editing a video that he claimed showed him getting sucker-punched during a brawl at a union protest in Michigan. Has hit the bottom of the CON-servative barrel after he was fired by Fox News in 2013 for insulting Sean Hannity and now videos for the Liberty Alliance, which runs websites for Matt Barber, Victoria Jackson, Kirk Cameron, and dozens of other crackpots.

In his spare time, Crowder who calls himself a “comedienne” while nobody else does in his spare time likes guns, God and  making fun of transgender people.

Crowder, I’ll take it upon myself to answer for all the Ladies and Gentlemen out there: NONE of us want you in our changing rooms.

#FuckingAsshole

Plano, Texas’ Just-Approved LGBT Rights Ordinance Is A Big Ole Almost Worthless Sham

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It turns out there are some big ‘ole 18 wheeler truck sized loopholes having to do with “religious freedom” in Plano, Texas’ just approved LGBT Rights ordinance that everyone is crowing about that makes it almost virtually worthless. (Which is probably why it passed by such a huge margin)

According to the revised ordinance, discrimination based on a resident’s sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited in regards to public accommodation, employment, housing transactions and city contracting. However, religious and political groups as well as nonprofit organizations are exempt from the ordinance.

City Attorney Paige Mims said the ordinance also includes a waiver process for businesses to be exempt if the owners feel the policy would not allow them to conduct business based on their personal faith. Individuals and organizations found in noncompliance to the ordinance would be charged with a Class C misdemeanor, the least severe class of misdemeanor. While the ordinance does make it illegal to discriminate against gender identity in a public place, Mims said that would not extend to public restrooms and locker rooms which would still be segregated based on physical anatomy.

“We realize that privacy interests need to be balanced with equality interests,” Mims said at the meeting. “We took a lot of care to look at constitutional issues and freedoms that people have that are protected under the law … We’ve recognized in this ordinance that due process needs to be allowed and if people do have those [religious] defenses, they’re required under law to give the city notification … and we’re going to evaluate that.”

So all businesses large and small have to do is say “it’s against my personal faith” and they can get a waiver to legally discriminate and be a bigot.  And of course non-profits are exempted, and all religious institutions and organizations. Andd trans folks still can’t use public restrooms.

But gee, it did  look swell on paper. As long as no one read it.

 

Walmart Shopper In Florida Calls Boy Toddler A “Fucking Faggot,” For Wearing Girls Headband

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Thirty-one year-old Katie Vyktoriah, a stay-at-home mom and blogger at AMotherThing.com recently took a shopping trip a Walmart in Davenport, Florida with her two-year-old son, Dexter, who wanted to wear a girls lace flower headband on the excursion.

“He rocked that headband,” Vyktoriah said.

But what happened after they got to WalMart and started shopping is disgusting as it is unbelievable:

“Out of nowhere a big booming voice rang out. “THAT’S a BOY?!” The man was overly large with a bushy beard and a camouflage shirt with the arms cut off. He had tattered shorts and lace-up work boots with no laces. I could smell the fug of cigarette smoke surrounding him, and there was a definite pong of beer on him.”

According to Vyktoriah the redneck then stepped forward, grabbed the lace headband from Dexter’s head, and “cuffed Dexter around the side of his head.”

Dexter screamed and reached out and yelling “NO!” while the man said “You’ll thank me later, little man.”

After  Vyktoriah screamed at the man to stop says he  “looked at Dexter with disgust”and said to his mother “Your son is a fucking faggot. He’ll get shot for it one day!”

Not one shopper in the store intervened or said anything.

GetOffMyInternets is claiming the story is a hoax and Vyktoriah’s “creative writing” certainly does not help her the validity story, but you never know.   It does allegedly take place in a rural WalMart  in Florida.

We have seen this happen before and unfortunately we will probably see this happen again if nothing else this “story” has opened a greatly needed conversation about gender identity and acceptance.

In the meantime Vyktoriah has said that she has been advised “not to say any more about the situation” after filing a report with The Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy