Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thump, Thump

That is the sound of the bus running over us again, this time in Indiana.
LGB and not the T: Who will be protected in Indiana?
By Alexis Moberger
Published: January 18, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — LGBT advocates have been working on civil rights for years; and it seems now, some may be getting the protections they’ve asked for from the state of Indiana. However, the transgender community might still be waiting for those rights.

A variety of LGBT bills are in the works; and many lawmakers are doing what they can to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

State Sen. Ron Alting said this is something he has been working on for the past 20 years.
He said Senate Bill 344 has the most potential of passing. The bill prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation but not gender identity.

“I think with the transgender language the bill will struggle getting votes to get the entire bill out of the Senate,” said Alting.

He said tabling transgender protections, for right now, is in the best interest of getting equal rights for lesbian and gay people.
Have we heard this before… Can you say New York?

In New York they pulled gender identity in in 2002 and said that they would come back and pass GENDA. Well they still haven’t passed GENDA and the gays and lesbians last year threw up their hand and gave up.

So once again it is happening, this time in Indiana. Don’t they know that gender identity protection protects gays and lesbians who cross the gender norms, like the lesbians who were thrown out of a restaurant in New York City because they looked too masculine to use the women bathrooms.

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