( – promoted by buhdydharma )
The phrase in the title is how openly gay New York State Senator Tom Duane characterized the New York Senate after the senate Judiciary Committee rejected the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA by a vote of 12-11.
Democratic Senator Ruben Diaz joined all the Republican members of the committee in voting against equal rights. You may recall Diaz from his opposition last year to the marriage equality bill.
Can’t someone get rid of this guy?
Also at Daily Kos.
It is now yet again confirmed that the Senate is a cesspool of homophobia and transphobia.
Once again, the fear of transwomen, apparently named Bubba and weighing in at 250 pounds (description from a press release by Republican candidate for Assembly David Kimmel, using women’s restrooms has been used to deny transfolk equal rights in housing, employment, credit, and public accommodations.
The bill passed the Assembly 100-43.
If this bill is enacted, how safe will our most vulnerable be? Will sexual predators be able to stalk victims by claiming they are allowed to enter the restroom because they are protected by law? Proponents of the bill say they are the ones being discriminated against, but what about the rights of the majority of New Yorkers who expect restrooms to accommodate their sex only?
–The Conservative Party
I have been told many times that transgender people just have to wait their turn…that we should pass protections for GLB people first and then come back for the gender-variant.
I offer this as evidence against that strategy.