Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We Have To Beware

We always have to be on our guard, the opposition will always be taking away our right. In Massachusetts there will be a referendum to repeal public accommodation next year and in Washington state they trying to get petition to repeal the Washington non-discrimination law.
Campaign wants repeal of open-bathroom rule for transgender people
KIRO
Updated: Jan 9, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A group that wants to repeal a Washington state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify is trying once again to overturn that policy at the ballot.

The "Just Want Privacy" campaign filed its second attempt at an initiative on Monday. Last year, the group failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

The first effort of an initiative came following news that a state regulation took effect at the end of 2015 that required buildings open to the public - including schools - to allow transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.

The state Human Rights Commission said the new rule was a clarification of the state's existing anti-discrimination law that added transgender people as a protected class in 2006. The commission was created by the Legislature and is responsible for administering and enforcing that law.
First is you don’t get your way, keep trying until you wear them down.

What is good is that the longer that the long we have the laws on the books, the long we can show them that nothing has happened. However, they are good at staging dirty tricks like they did in Maryland where they stage a lock room incident.

Here in Connecticut now with a 18-18 split in the Senate I wouldn’t be surprised if we see an anti-LGBT bill sneaked in again by a Republican like they did to repeal our healthcare insurance a couple of years ago.

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