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Florida city official faces ouster over sex change
The Seattle Times ^ | 3/2/07 | Phil Davis

Posted on 03/02/2007 9:43:40 AM PST by XR7

LARGO, Fla. — Steve Stanton professed his love for the city and asked the people of Largo to support his decision to undergo a sex change and allow him to keep his $140,000-a-year job as city manager.

To his sorrow, the answer came back no.

Almost 500 people packed City Hall on Tuesday night for a special meeting to decide if they would accept someone named Susan instead of Steve as their top official. And while many spoke eloquently in his defense, more called for his ouster.

"If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated," said Pastor Ron Saunders of Largo's Lighthouse Baptist Church. "Make no mistake about it."

At the end of the 3 ½-hour meeting, the City Commission voted 5-2 to begin the legal process of firing Stanton, who went public about his sex-change plans after learning that a local newspaper was about to reveal his secret. The 48-year-old married father of a teenage boy can appeal his dismissal, and the commission must vote again to formally fire him from the job he has held for 14 years...

"It's just real painful to know that seven days ago I was a good guy and now I have no integrity, I have no trust and, most painful, I have no followers," Stanton told the crowd before the vote.

His announcement stunned this city of 76,000 near St. Petersburg. Stanton said he had planned to reveal his secret this summer when his 13-year-old son was out of school...

Commissioner Gay Gentry praised Stanton, but said, "I sense that he has lost his standing as a leader among the employees of the city."

Gerard and Commissioner Rodney Woods — the first black commissioner in the city's 102-year history — cast the only votes in Stanton's favor.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


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KEYWORDS: mentallyill; perversion; selfish
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To: XR7

I'm wondering where the ACLU is? Probably just waiting in the wings until Stanton gets his pink slip, then they'll come on the scene.


21 posted on 03/02/2007 10:35:07 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Bob J

We had a guy in a dress here about ten years ago. He was 6' and 225lb. Two of the girls in Acct., both about 4'9" went into the ladies room and he's standing in the stall with the doors open. They were horrified.


22 posted on 03/02/2007 10:41:01 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: RightResponse

Cindy is much more butch.


23 posted on 03/02/2007 10:43:38 AM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Tolerance is just another word for acceptance.........
24 posted on 03/02/2007 11:00:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Britney Spears shaved her head............Well, that's one way of getting rid of headlice.........)
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To: lilylangtree
"I'm wondering where the ACLU is? Probably just waiting in the wings until Stanton gets his pink slip, then they'll come on the scene."



Oh guaranteed! And if Kennedy, Frank, and Meahan get their way, this will be a hate crime.
25 posted on 03/02/2007 11:02:13 AM PST by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: JohnnyZ

lol


26 posted on 03/02/2007 1:07:40 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (I'm holding out hope that at least the DEMOCRATS might accidentally nominate a conservative.)
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To: Red Badger
Tolerance is just another word for acceptance.........

And allowing what everyone knows is immoral, perverse, or incorrect.
27 posted on 03/02/2007 4:07:26 PM PST by Jaysun (I took one look at her unfashionable eyebrows and thought to myself, "she's literally crazy.")
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To: XR7
Can I risk the moderate republicans' wrath and say it? Wanting to mutilate the body that God gave you is overwhelming evidence of mental aberration. That is in a sane society; not the one the liberal left has created.
28 posted on 03/02/2007 4:50:41 PM PST by samm1148 (Pennsylvania-They haven't taxed air--yet)
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To: XR7

Two words, Mr. Stanton: San Francisco. In that town, the sky will be the limit for you.


29 posted on 03/02/2007 9:33:22 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: LtdGovt; RightResponse
He looks like Cindy Sheehan...

Or Jimmy Carter?

30 posted on 03/02/2007 10:36:20 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7
"If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated," said Pastor Ron Saunders of Largo's Lighthouse Baptist Church. "Make no mistake about it."

LMAO!!!

31 posted on 03/02/2007 10:38:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Red Badger
The police and firechief look like they would rather be someplace else.......ANYPLACE else!......

Lol, you've got that right.

The Fire Chief receives a phone call:

What ? A cat stuck in a tree? I'll be right there !

Police Chief:

I'll secure the area for you , gotta go!

33 posted on 03/03/2007 6:00:48 AM PST by csvset
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To: lilylangtree
Probably just waiting in the wings until Stanton gets his pink slip...

Maybe he could borrow Rudy's. They look about the same size.

34 posted on 03/09/2007 12:04:52 AM PST by BykrBayb (Be careful what you ask for, and even more careful what you demand. ин)
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To: XR7

Update:

Sex-Change Seeker to Appeal Job Loss

``It's almost an obligation now,'' Stanton said. ``This isn't just about Steve Stanton.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6467784,00.html

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True, it's more about Susan Stanton.


35 posted on 03/09/2007 12:17:49 AM PST by BykrBayb (Be careful what you ask for, and even more careful what you demand. ин)
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To: BykrBayb
Maybe he could borrow Rudy's. They look about the same size.

LOL! Good one!

36 posted on 03/09/2007 2:01:40 PM PST by yellowdoghunter
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