Skip to comments.Battle heats up over coed-shower law
Posted on 02/02/2008 4:47:54 AM PST by Man50D
A war of words has erupted in Montgomery County, Md., where a citizens group is nearing the number of signatures needed to force a new law granting special protections to those with "gender identity" issues to a vote of the people.
Citizens for a Responsible Government must present the signatures of 12,500 registered voters to the county's board of election supervisors by Monday, with another 12,500 due Feb. 16. Officials said they have 10,000 and expect to meet the first deadline.
"People are energized; they really feel betrayed by their county government," said Ruth Jacobs, president of the group leading the work on the initiative. "This issue [affects] the privacy of women and children."
But it was her exchange with County Executive Isiah Leggett, who signed the controversial plan into law, that has heated up. In response to her concerns about the issue, he warned that she has "an obligation to state the facts."
She had asked him to support the citizens' right to vote on the plan because it potentially would open women's restrooms, shower rooms and locker rooms in health clubs, schools and community pools to transsexual men.
Leggett said that was a misrepresentation, because both he and the county council have articulated the view that such facilities are not included.
"Your reading of the terms of the bill is in error If you are in disagreement with this, that is your right," he told her. "However, you have an obligation to state the facts."
So Susan Jamison, a lawyer for the citizens' group, weighed in with a rebuttal.
"With all due respect Mr. Leggett, it is important that we clarify exactly what the issues and risks here truly are.
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Liberals continuously want to make America a freak show. Glad I’m out of the Peoples Republic of Maryland!!
I don't know why these democrat voters feel betrayed since they were the very ones who elected the all democrat County Commission and the buffoon Ike Leggett to their exalted posts last November.
They're now reaping what they sowed and and are gnawing their tongues and gnashing their teeth because Leggett and the commission is now pursuing the blantantly homesexual/transgender agenda throughout the county.
They're only getting what they asked for...
The same thing applies here. These folks never uttered a peep when the county council was trying to ban people from smoking in their own homes. Now that the council is trying to pass an ordinance that would have a direct impact on them they want something done. It's hard to feel sorry for them. Maybe if they spoke up before this insanity could have been stopped a long time ago.
Bravo Zulu, Dr. Jacobs. Charlie Mike
Will not solve your problems.
One liberal, town,county or state passes some dumbass law/ordinance, then when court upholds whatever stupidity as been proposed all the liberal town,county and state pols start writing similar legislation.
The problem is that people not affected by first legislation/ordinance either do not know about, or say that is not my community therefore will not affect me.
Not realizing that whole purpose of original legislation is to get court approval, so that ,the protected class of people can either prey on or feed off the unprotected class of people.
In this case I can see pedophile claiming Gender class protection with government sanction,and taking to court to affirm into law
Sorry not ranting at you, subjects such as these just really torque me off
Heh!Heh!So the high school sophomores REALLY do run the county!!!
This will never come to a vote; the Leftists that run Montgomery County will not permit it.
“Liberals continuously want to make America a freak show. Glad Im out of the Peoples Republic of Maryland!!”
........me too!....my daughter is still stuck there and won’t bail until the housing market comes back...she lives in Montgomery county and pays $9000 in property tax...my wife and I were lucky; we got out in the Summer of ‘05 when the real estate market was still strong.
I’ve said for a long time that if our government wants to pretend that homosexuality is normal we need 4 types of restrooms, not 2. We need: Men (normal), Women (normal), Men (homosexual), Women (homosexual,i.e., lesbian). I guess I never really considered the nuts in the process of trying to change their bodies into something they are not.
If a majority of the citizens want to vote to make accommodation for people who feel uncomfortable in their native rest room that within the rights of the majority.
But the way they are doing it imposes an unfair burden on the privacy and safety of women.
A much better way, if they are intent on this course, is to have a small number of single stall, single sink unisex rest rooms. And there is an added benefit. There are a lot more parents who need to take a child of the opposite sex into the rest room than there trans gendered people any way.
Think about a father out with a young daughter - you don’t want to take her into the men’s room not can he go into the women’s room.
A few unisex rest rooms is a much better solution than what these people want.
I’ve shared bathrooms and locker rooms with lesbians with never the least problem. Much rather do that than have a male trannie come in.
It’s the men who get out of line, you know.
I have used my rant quota for the month
We left Cecil County, Maryland, in 1999.
When my oldest daughter was nearly 3, my husband took her for a swim at the local YMCA.
She kept repeating ( in the typical high pitch of toddlers ), “That man has a p*nis! That man has a p*nis!”
>> When my oldest daughter was nearly 3, my husband took her for a swim at the local YMCA.
She kept repeating ( in the typical high pitch of toddlers ), That man has a p*nis! That man has a p*nis!<<
Oh Lord... the joys of toddlers. :)
They’re just trying to make the USA more Abercrobmie and Fitchish! Haven’t you seen the catalog man, it’s so cool! (Sarc.)
America already is a freakshow. Half the electorate votes Democrat.
This guy and his cronies on the county council are perverts.
You are reading the article wrong. They don't want to allow transexuals into their restrooms they want to prevent males who think they are females from using women's restrooms. The law was just passed allowing this type of behaviour and the citizens want it stopped.
>>You are reading the article wrong. They don’t want to allow transexuals into their restrooms they want to prevent males who think they are females from using women’s restrooms. The law was just passed allowing this type of behaviour and the citizens want it stopped.<<
You are right. I read it wrong. Thanks for catching it.
Be honest guys. Can you honestly say that at some time in your lustful youth you wouldn’t have claimed ‘gender issues’ just to get to shower naked with a couple of girls you’d had your eye on?
No. Raise your hand.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Yup, I just don’t get these Dems.
On many personal issues they get up in arms and don’t want non-traditional things forced on them, but THEY are the 1s who keep being stupid and vote people in who DO support non-traditional.
Why are they shocked when liberal-commie Dems do this? Don’t they read the platforms and beliefs of the party?
“you dont want to take her into the mens room not can he go into the womens room.”
Which brings to mind, why don’t they actually “stall-ize” those damn urinals? Why is it such a peep show? Isn’t that bad around homos, too?
Actually you were correct.
This is only a “group”. That doesn’t mean the MAJORITY of “citizens” would actually care or want to stop the bill.
>>Actually you were correct.
This is only a group. That doesnt mean the MAJORITY of citizens would actually care or want to stop the bill.<<
Thank you, I feel a bit less stupid now.
Just remember, don’t kill the messenger!