Tuesday, January 26, 2016

It Is Always The Republicans

People have criticized for using a broad brush to paint the Republicans…
Legislator explains why she's blocking transgender bathroom opposition bill
My Northwest
By Eric Mandel
January 25, 2016

Washington state Rep. Laurie Jinkins disagrees with a proposed bill that would limit the state's transgender bathroom policy, but she told KIRO Radio's Jason Rantz that's not why she's blocking it from being heard by the Legislature. At least, not the only reason.

"I'm not in favor of the bill and I also know that the bill does not have bipartisan support," Jinkins said. "It would not move out of the committee."

The bill in question would allow public or private entities to keep private facilities segregated by gender, in response to a new rule from the state's Human Rights Commission that allows transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
And who introduced the bill?

Representatives Brad Klippert R-Kennewick, and Larry Haler, R-Richland ad all the co-sponsors are Republican

Meanwhile over in South Dakota…
House panel approves bill governing student bathroom use
Rapid City Journal
Associated Press
January 25, 2016

Students in South Dakota public schools would be required to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their biological sex under a measure a state legislative panel approved Monday.

The House State Affairs committee sent the plan to the full chamber. If passed, it would then head to the Senate. The bill also requires schools to provide "reasonable accommodations" for transgender students' bathroom, showering and changing needs upon request, said Republican Rep. Fred Deutsch, who is sponsoring the measure.
Any guesses on which party introduced the bill?

Then down in Oklahoma Republican issues bill to put gender limits on public bathrooms
Oklahoma ‘Bathroom Bill’ worries LGBT community
KFOR
By Lorne Fultonberg
January 22, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill that would require people to use a bathroom consistent with their biological gender is being hailed as "protective" by its author but "discriminatory" by its opponents, namely the LGBT community.

Sen. Joseph Silk (R-Broken Bow) has filed Senate Bill 1014 in the interest of public safety after his constituents voiced fears of male pedophiles, for example, "identifying" as females and walking into the women's room.
Then there is…
Illinois Bill Would Limit Transgender Bathroom Access
Tristate Homepage
Published January 26, 2016

A new proposal in Illinois could force transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sex assigned at birth.

The measure also authorizes school boards to allow transgender students to use a single-occupancy restroom if such accommodation is requested.

Under the proposal, if the student is not an adult, they need the written request of a parent or guardian for such an accommodation to be made.
All the bill co-sponsors are Republicans and then next door in Indiana they have their own bill that would make it a crime to use the restroom according to the sex they were assigned at birth.

Other states that also have bill to criminalize us for using the bathroom and bills that expand religious exemptions that make non-discrimination bills useless are Virginia, Georgia and Florida. All of them introduced by Republicans.

I know people who tell me that they vote for Republicans financial reasons, but you are implicitly approving of their social agenda. You are condoning their effort to repeal marriage equality, their efforts to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and their efforts to criminalize us.

Human rights overrule financial reasons.

1 comment:

Stana said...

The GOP (Gang of Pretenders) claim they are all for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, etc., etc., but what they really support is freedom of THEIR religion, freedom of THEIR speech, etc.