Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We Lost A Battle

Out in Colorado the Birth Certificate died in the Republican Senate committee.
Colorado Senate kills bill on transgender birth certificates
The Gazette
By: Joey Bunch
March 28, 2017

The LGBTQ agenda in the Colorado statehouse is officially retired for the rest of the session, as a Senate committee killed a bill to make it easier for transgender people to amend their birth certificate.

House Bill 1122 died on a 3-2 party-line vote in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Monday for a third year in a row.

The same committee last week killed legislation to ban gay conversion therapy by licensed mental health professionals.
And why did the Republicans vote against the bill?
Republicans on the committee said it was about preserving an important government record of history.

"It no longer constrains people from living as who they want to be, who they are," said Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs. "It doesn't preclude those decisions that happen later on and the full expression of those decisions.

"The question for us is what should be the criteria for changing a birthday certificate, for changing a state document that records an actual event on which a host of other things are built upon."
Which is pure CRAP, the only thing a birth certificate is used for is to citizenship and identification, it is not a historic document!

And get a load of this excuses…
Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, said it's important in identifying bodies. She told the story of the paperwork she went through getting a divorce, changing her last name and going to court, just as transgender people have to do now to change a birth certificate.

She also talked about DNA was used to identify her ex-husband after a plane crash. Marble said changing the gender on a birth certificate could impede identifying bodies.
At one time it was the Republicans who saw the need to change our birth certificates, in 1965 ten states have passed laws to change birth certificates. They did it so we could get jobs and married and lead productive lives. But now they see that by demonizing and marginalizing us they can get votes and campaign donations.

And also notice that they are don’t care that those who have conversion therapy are more likely to take their lives or have mental health issues thought out their life, or that ever professional medical association condemns the practices.

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