Skip to comments.Deval Patrick signs 'bathroom bill', sets off 'firestorm'
Posted on 02/18/2011 7:32:14 AM PST by LostInBayport
In a move blasted by opponents as an end run around lawmakers, Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday quietly signed a controversial transgender rights executive order, called the bathroom bill by critics, making it illegal to discriminate against state workers on the basis of gender identity.
This is going to set off a firestorm, and its certainly something the governor should have given us a heads up on, said House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North Reading).
Patrick signed the changes with no announcement. The measure was a major issue during Patricks tough re-election battle last year.
The executive order, unlike a similar bill that died in the Legislature over the past three years, needs no legislative approval and only applies to jobs, programs and services within state government.
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Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Patrick, and a host of others are not governing in a sane manner. At all.
I frankly find it shocking. It's like a gotterdammerung. Let's do everything we can to destroy society.
The Commonwealth of Massivetwoshits. Murderers, pimps and gay child molesters run the government and tell people how to live. Soon to be coming to a state near you if we don’t stop these bstrds in 2012.
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This clearly shows sick and disordered minds. There are only 2 sexes, male and female. DNA recognizes no more than 2 no matter what a persons sickness tells them.
It would seem that this "Governor" has learned from Obama and will force his will on others by "Orders" instead of governing. He should remember that he governs only by the will of the people.
Interestingly enough the people of Massachusetts prefer that kind.
Step one, shemale uses the "ladies" restroom. Step two, female state employee takes maximum exception and files a sexual harassment / hostile work environment suit. Step three, all female employees join in. Step four, ladies get a jackpot.
BTW, what exactly do you call the restroom now? What kind of signage must be used so as to not offend the various categories of potty preference? I think "sitters" and "standees" would work.
And as to all those laws that set requirements for the room formerly known as the ladies room, must they be applied equally? For example, I guess the room formerly known as the mens room must now have a couch. I guess the safest thing is to equip them identically.
What about someone who regards "him"self as female, still has the male equipment and prefers to stand - can s/he demand a urinal be installed in the room formerly known as the ladies room if that is his/her preferred place and method of waste elimination?
And what the Sam Hill is the definition of "reasonable accommodation" for something so patently unreasonable???
He’ll get away with it until some Moms use restrooms in a government building and see a man in there. Sounds great on paper until they meet a man with nicer lipstick than they have on.
He loves to pack his room mates crap
He holds pink poodles on this lap
And when he votes he’s a democrat
He’s a sick sick fag!
Sung to the tune of “It’s a small small world”
In Provincetown, MA, where I have been going every year since 1977, the public bathrooms are often labeled "either" and "or."
It isn't sane or insane. It is just autocratic despotism of the ruling class. Like the thugs who run many middle eastern states.
Once again,I’d like to thank the Ma. GOP for nominating such a superb candidate to run against Deval this past November....
Mass GOP convention nominates most extreme pro-gay Governor & Lt. Governor candidates in history.
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Why not just pass building codes that require three types of restrooms? One for males. One for females. And one for perverts.
That is not exactly true all of the time. Some people are born with an Intersex condition.
It’s not a normal condition. DNA will never read “sexless”.
Nope- I looked into the subject extensively. There is no such creature. One is predominantly one sex or the other, as meshed as appearances can be.
When I was researching a decade ago they thought they’d found a youth in England who was equal and distinct parts....then further development went one direction. This always happens.
Think of it this way: no creature can inseminate and reproduce itself. Case closed.
They have had shows on these young transgender persons who are in their teens on tv. Dr Oz is the show I most remember and of course Oprah and I have to admit I could see where these young people definitely did not fit in with the other boys or girls, and probably never could. These are people who need compassion and understanding from us, and the protection afforded by the law.
I think that is what these “transgender bathroom rights bills” are addressing.
The problem that arises from this type of law is how to define someone with the legitimate need to use the women's room (because they would be beaten up and thrown out of the men's room anyway I suppose) vs someone looking to gain access to womens only spaces in order to leer and sexually harass and physically intimidate the women in their own spaces.
I think that a reasonable response by women who might feel threatened would be to simply carry pepper spray and a cell phone (which every woman should have with them at all times anyway) and upon someones presence in the womens bathroom to visibly draw and arm the pepper spray and get the cell phone out and be ready to dial 911.
Any disrespectful behavior at all should result in a 911 call to the police reporting that the person is making you feel uncomfortable or if you feel that the person is being harassing (taking about breasts or other inappropriate subjects) call 911 and report that you are being sexually harassed by a man dressed as a woman in the womens bathroom.
The politicians may be busy pandering to the special interest groups but we do not have to act like helpless sheep.
No. It is a "special rights" push by the GLBT lobby. 1% or less of the population is born with ambiguous genitalia. These people also have sex reassignment surgery. That removes the ambiguity.
Arline Isaacson, co-chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, said shell still work to get the legislation passed in order to ensure equal rights in the private sector.
We are deeply grateful yet again to Gov. Patrick for his solid and consistent support, Isaacson said.
Still if this guy http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2667358/posts came in the womens room when I was in there I would immediately go to mental condition Orange (specific alert something is not quite right and has gotten your attention) and grab the Pepper spray and cell phone. And if he or she gets offended, too bad.
And if this person comes in wearing their womens Navy uniform that they have no right to be wearing (he did not serve in the Navy as a female sailor, he was in the Navy as a male sailor) I might accidently let loose with a short burst (oops, so sorry, jumpy nerves, etc.).
I don't think the law is that specific about who can use what restroom though, so in that case you would be probably right about it being a bill for the GLBT lobby.
I guess the flaming gay men would probably feel safer in the womens restrooms too. Let the dykes use the mens room although I don't think they would do that. And the transgenders I guess will be able to use whatever restrooms for the gender they feel that they are that day.
But as crazy as this situation sounds, they had better behave them selves or they will be punished with the full force of the law against lewed or harassing or threatening behaviors.
I should mention a course that I have taken, and I believe that all women should take is Refuse To Be A Victim. http://www.nrahq.org/rtbav/.
Also I would recommend taking any and all womens self defense and martial arts programs offered at the college you are attending or is offered as training for civilians.
Everyone deserves respect. Even those who are different for whatever reason. But we in turn deserve respect too, and if someone is being disrectful or threatening towards us we do not have to take it. We do not have to be sheep. If threatened a call to 911 would be very effective - a womans word against a man if she is serious and determined and can articulate her case well to the police is taken very seriously and will be acted upon. So women have protections too. We never have to be victims.
One goes in the stall to do one’s duty if one is in that category.
The cases of such mixed-genitalia being so prominent into adolescence are very, very rare. If memory serves, 1 in 20,000 have the condition at birth and by age two the visual problems disappear in nearly all cases.
Everyone ought to be home-schooling anyways.
I agree 100%!
LOL! Has he lived here long? The Glob will write some articles about transexual suicides due to bathroom discrimination, and that will be that.
Next up is the government schools. And it will get the same non-reaction. Free babysitting is free babysitting.
I say, let Coupe Deval open up the bathrooms in his private residence to the public. How dare he discriminate?!
Charlie Baker and The Tiz would have done this as well.
It’s the satire that writes itself.
Are you serious?
Quite serious, but I should add these are restaurant bathrooms that only accommodate one person at a time. There are usually two of them, and not uncommon to see the doors labeled "either" and "or."
That’s interesting.I wonder if there are any places here in Florida that have “either” or “or” on the doors.If I have to go to the bathroom really bad and the women’s room is being held up I’ll go into the single bathroom for men;it’s the same as the women’s.(But that’s only if I really have to go).