Sunday, December 13, 2015

Your Papers Please

Here we go again, let’s hope that California has better educated voters than Houston.
California Will Get 'Bathroom Police' If 'Privacy' Measure Passes, Critics Fear
Stall-patrolling vigilantes could collect $4,000 for catching transgender people under a proposed measure.U.S. News & World Report
By Steven Nelson
Dec. 11, 2015

A group of self-described California “privacy advocates” is making a final push to gather enough signatures to place an initiative on 2016 ballots that would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.

But opponents say the measure actually would introduce alarming invasions of privacy, as a minimum $4,000 civil award for catching a violator incentivizes people to visually inspect the anatomy of others changing or using a restroom.

The two camps, both using the language of privacy and personal rights, are preparing for an election-year fight, given a historically low initiative signature requirement due to poor voter turnout in 2014.

Proponents are turning to churches for a hoped-for signature windfall this weekend, and they’re optimistic about scoring a spot on ballots. “They’re coming in large crates right now by mail,” says Tim LeFever, a member of the executive committee of Privacy for All, which is sponsoring the proposal.
Human Rights should never be put to the ballot. And this is from people who call themselves Christians who use the pulpit to spread hear and lies.

Also what happens when one of these so called concerned citizens makes a mistake and stops a cis woman with her children and friends will she be entitled to compensation for being humiliated in front of her children?

Is it legal to only stop people who do not conform to the gender norms? Isn’t that discrimination?

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