Skip to comments.Transgenders Included in New Hate Crimes Bill
Posted on 05/25/2005 7:28:09 AM PDT by missyme
A "hate crimes" bill that specifically covers crimes based on "gender identity" and sexual orientation will be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, a homosexual advocacy group said.
"Transgender and gay Americans deserve the same clear protections against hate crimes as other Americans," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.
"We're proud that for the first time legislation will be introduced that explicitly covers the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the community will have an unambiguous shot at equal protection under hate crimes law."
The Human Rights Campaign says it has worked "side-by-side" with the bill's lead sponsors, including Reps. Barney Frank(D-Mass.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), John Conyers Jr.(D-Mich.), Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) in writing the bill.
Solmonese says "public support is there" for including transgender people in hate crime laws.
The introduction of the bill also heals a rift in the GLBT community.
Last August, transgender advocacy groups were protesting the Human Rights Campaign's "dubious efforts" to include them in federal legislation.
At the time, transgenders accused the homosexual community of throwing them overboard, in an effort to make federal legislation more palatable to lawmakers.
"Some animals are more equal than others"
I trust that provisions for "hate crimes" against whites and Christians were included and will be prosecuted as vigorously a those against transgenders.
The Hate Crimes Laws are nothing more than the implementation of the Values set forth in the European Socialist Manefesto. They undermine our Gurantee of Freedom of Speech by the Constitution. The Hate Crimes were put into law to do just that. We have the right to Hate just as we have the right to Love. The Constitution of the United States is slowly but surely being replaced with the Socialist Version of the European Constitution, read it for yourself:
I don't understand the transgendered thing at all. As a gay friend of mine once told me; "I don't have anything in common with these people....but there's no other place to put them except with us" About 75% of trannies (men to women) still look like guys in a distorted way.
Does this mean we have to hate them all the same amount?
There are no "hate crimes". Either someone has been assaulted and had their civil rights violated or they have not.
Political party is not afforded the same protection. If you are denied a job or room because of you vote Republican, you are out of luck. If someone torches signs on your yard or paints swastikas on your car or sidewalk because you have a Bush Cheney sign, you are out of luck.
If you look for a quota set-aside because you are white and now in the minority in some cities, you are out of luck.
All of this is just cover to designate "politically correct" protected groups and to institutionalize the discrimination against the "politically incorrect".
Let me add too the notion of "rough trade" where transexuals, transvestites, transgenders... will deliberately pull a "bait and switch" on heterosexuals. The risk of assault is a part of the kink for some.
Now it could be claimed that "bait and switch" is in and of itself an attempt at sexual molestation/violation. Can their be "consent" to sex without full disclosure?
Does that mean I'll be protected now?
Yes! You now can wear your dress and High Heels!
Excellent! I'm off shopping. Any recommendations?
How about including hate speech against conservatives?
That is exactly what I've been saying for years. Take the movie "Boys Don't Cry". I have not seen the movie, but from what I've heard, the "victim" was killed after fooling the "perp". A perfectly understandable response in my book. What did he expect? Did I miss something here? Why is it that a "crime of passion" involves more lenient penalties, whereas a "hate crime" involves harsher penalties?
You ever seen them in a store. Your in your sweats and they have some kind of 60's Jackie Kennedy outfit and a wig with a Flip. Yeah, they just blend right in. lol
Well political correctness seeks to make us all take the same positions on every issue.
Who wants to be a sexist-racist-homophobe out to destroy the environment?
If you have ever stumbled in a conversation fishing for the "correct" word to use now ("Mailman, er no...") then you have got their little censor working inside your brain.