Thursday, January 07, 2016

I Promise To Discriminate

I usually don’t publish anything by the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) but once in a great while they do something good, this time it is about GOP presidential candidates sign a pledge.
Six GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Anti-LGBT Groups’ Pledge to Discriminate
By Hayley Miller
January 5, 2016

With the Iowa Caucuses less than a month away, six GOP Presidential candidates -- Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee -- have pledged their support for the discriminatory First Amendment Defense Act (FADA).

With the pledge-- created by the American Principles Project, the Heritage Action for America (the action arm of the Heritage Foundation), and FRC Action (the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council)--Presidential candidates vow to pass FADA in their first 100 days in office.

FADA would allow non-profit organizations and businesses contracting with the federal government to circumvent critical federal protections designed to protect same-sex couples and their families from harmful discrimination [Notice that the HRC didn’t mention the fact that the legislation would also allow discrimination against trans people]. Following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in U.S. v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex married couples are entitled to all federal spousal benefits regardless of where they live. Under FADA, however, individual businesses could run roughshod over the civil rights of these couples and deny them the spousal benefits they have earned and deserve.
They also mention that Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Rand Paul haven’t signed the pledge but they have said on the campaign trail that they would endorse legislation like the one in the pledge.
Cruz: Better to 'Inflict' a Transgender Student on Teachers Than Teens
By Vaughn Hillyard
January 6, 2016

Ted Cruz told supporters on Wednesday that allowing a transgender student to use a faculty restroom amounts to "inflicting" the student on teachers but is a better alternative than "sticking him in the shower with the teenage girls."

At a campaign stop in Spirit Lake, Iowa, Cruz blasted the Department of Education for "trying to force a junior high to let a teenage boy shower with the teenage girls." He often cites this on campaign stops as an example of federal overreach.

Amid a pause and an audible "oh my" from someone in the crowd, Cruz continued, "Look, my five-year-old daughter, Catherine - she knows the difference between boys and girls."
And notice how in the video he lies about not allowing curtains to change behind, the schools can put up curtains for everyone to change behind. It is only when they force the trans student to change behind a curtain that is prohibited.

Also he says that bureaucrats decided to pass these regulations is also wrong. It was Congress that passed Title IX and it was the Prices Waterhouse Supreme Court decision about sex stereotyping and other federal courts that have ruled that we are covered under Title IX. But hey, they don’t little things like facts get in their way.

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