Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A Tale Of Two Governors

Separated only by about fifty miles the two states are as different as night and day, one governor embraces our community and the other shuns us.
My Turn: Sununu’s position on transgender Granite Staters is dangerous
Concord Monitor
By Ray Buckley
August 04, 2017

This past weekend, a diverse crowd of nearly 300 from every corner of New Hampshire gathered together to fight for transgender equality and to oppose President Donald Trump’s shameful decision to prevent transgender Americans from fighting in the military.

The rally was a celebration of equality and an aspirational call for the N.H. tradition of equal protections under the law to be extended to transgender Granite Staters.

Gov. Chris Sununu was not among the elected officials to attend.

This is no surprise, given Sununu, unlike his predecessors, neglected to even once mention LGBT Pride Month in any platform, proclamation, statement, event or interview this past June. Unfortunately for New Hampshire, Sununu has an embarrassingly weak record when it comes to defending transgender rights.
Now compare this to our governor, Dannel Malloy, he personally pushed through the gender identity/expression non-discrimination law, he backed the birth certificate law, and he supported the law banning Conversion Therapy for minors. Just last month he said that the Connecticut National Guard would not discrimination against us.

And that brought a scathing email by the “family” organization here in Connecticut.
The far left is apoplectic about President Trump’s decision, via tweet, to ban transgender individuals in the U.S. armed forces. “The reality is that a person’s gender identity or expression has nothing to do with their (sic) willingness or ability to defend our nation,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday. “Any able person who wishes to serve in the military should have that right – regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”

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