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Massachusetts passes bill making transgenderism/crossdressing a protected class
Life Site News ^ | November 18, 2011 | KathLEEN GILBERT

Posted on 11/18/2011 3:11:52 PM PST by NYer

BOSTON, November 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill that elevates cross-dressing or transgendered individuals to a protected class, and grants universal access to sex-segregated areas such as bathrooms based on personal “gender identity or expression.”

The measure, known as the “Transgender Equal Rights Bill” (H. 502 in the House and S. 764 in the Senate) passed the upper chamber on Wednesday in a voice vote. It’s unclear when the bill will receive final approval votes and be signed into law by Democrat Gov. Deval Patrick, a strong gay rights supporter.

The bill inserts “gender identity” as a protected class under the state’s hate crime law, and also makes it so that a school or other business would be violating the law if it rejected an applicant because he or she was a crossdresser.

The pro-family activist group Mass Resistance said the bill would have far-reaching negative effects for traditional values in the public square, most notably in schools.

“Imagine finding that your day-care provider, second-grade teacher, waiter, school bus driver, store clerk, etc. is blatantly a man wearing a skirt and lipstick, possibly with hormone-enhanced breasts,” wrote the group on its website regarding H. 502. “Under this bill it would be illegal for any employer (or school principal) to decide for himself whether this is proper, or objectionable, or immoral.  You would have no choice: the state will have decided for you.”

The measure also decrees that the right to “gender identity and expression” is a “civil right.” A provision stating that all “sex-segregated facilities ... shall grant persons admission to and the full enjoyment of such facilities ... consistent with their gender identity or expression” was removed from the measure at the last minute.

However, Mass Resistance suggests that the purpose of the missing language, which would have allowed cross-dressing persons to enter the bathroom of their choice, is met by other provisions of the bill.

“Although the public accomodation statutes were taken out, there was almost a complete overlap with the statutes left in the bill,” said the group. “For example, by including the scope of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) all businesses, public accommodations, locker rooms, and rest rooms are clearly affected—probably even to a greater extent than under the public accommodation laws.”

Those who violate the non-discrimination rules face up to a $2,500 fine and a year in prison.

Massachusetts governor’s office contact page

This article was corrected to note that the “bathroom” language was removed from the bill, although its effects are believed to remain.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bathroombill; glbt; gomorrah; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homopsychoagenda; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homotyranny; ma; massachusetts; massresistance; napl; sexualanarchy; sexualchaos; sodom; transgender; transsexual
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1 posted on 11/18/2011 3:11:57 PM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 11/18/2011 3:12:29 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Great...Weird is a protected class.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 3:14:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: NYer

“Human” should be the only “protected” class. IMO


4 posted on 11/18/2011 3:15:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NYer
"Well I for one sure am relieved"

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5 posted on 11/18/2011 3:15:22 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: NYer

The birthplace of America, unbelievable


6 posted on 11/18/2011 3:16:06 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: NYer

I guess if you refuse to have sex with one of these freaks you can be fined.


7 posted on 11/18/2011 3:17:06 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: GeronL

Too logical for the illogical governing bodies.


8 posted on 11/18/2011 3:17:19 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: NYer

Become a freak and get a break.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 3:17:33 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NYer

I can see the law suits now as sexual predators will have a field day in the girls rooms of Massachusetts. Wasn’t this one reason why this type of legislation fell flat in liberal NYC a few years ago?


10 posted on 11/18/2011 3:19:50 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NYer

The people who advocate such laws value social discord.

What better way to piss off the masses than to deny women privacy in public restrooms, by allowing men, under legal cover, to enter?


11 posted on 11/18/2011 3:21:20 PM PST by Tax Government (Raise Cain over Obama. Herman Cain, that is...)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

I will be using the ladies bathroom from now on while visiting Massachusetts!


12 posted on 11/18/2011 3:21:52 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily)
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To: NYer

these people are full of beans


13 posted on 11/18/2011 3:22:24 PM PST by molson209
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To: NYer
A provision stating that all “sex-segregated facilities ... shall grant persons admission to and the full enjoyment of such facilities ... consistent with their gender identity or expression” was removed from the measure at the last minute.

It could have been a lot of laughs watching some girl who thinks she's a guy try to use a urinal.

14 posted on 11/18/2011 3:23:44 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NYer

So, as a guy, I could go to Massachusetts, put on a dress and walk into the Women’s Locker Room at Planet Fitness...or Hooters?

Uhmmm...


15 posted on 11/18/2011 3:24:18 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: thesaleboat
I am a woman, and I wear pants. There are some sects of my religion that feel women should only wear dresses/skirts, so according to their standards, I am cross-dressing. Now to move to Massachusetts.
16 posted on 11/18/2011 3:25:25 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: thesaleboat

17 posted on 11/18/2011 3:31:54 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: moovova

“So, as a guy, I could go to Massachusetts, put on a dress and walk into the Women’s Locker Room at Planet Fitness...or Hooters?”

Why put on a dress. Couldn’t you just identify as a woman who is also a cross dresser?


18 posted on 11/18/2011 3:34:53 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: NYer

So basically I could claim I’m a woman but I don’t want to wear a dress but I’ll go into and use the ladies room anyway.

These politicians are some of the sickest bastards I’ve ever seen to even consider something like this.

And we wonder why all kinds of abuse and molestation occurs in our society.

Stuff like this is nothing but a blatant attempt to destroy society.

Lets all celebrate mental illness and codify it in law.


19 posted on 11/18/2011 3:34:53 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: NYer

What is really needed is a sensible law which states that if a transgender or crossdressing person engages in sex with a non-transgender or non-crossdressing person without first informing them of their true status then they would be guilty of rape or the legal equivalent of rape.

In my mind, it is already morally and ethically rape.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 3:40:24 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: palmer

Haha, well if enough guys do this, then maybe it’ll piss enough people off that the government will realize they’re wrong.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 3:40:51 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily)
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To: Tax Government

Specially the “bisexual” ones. Donning a dress, to them, doesn’t necessarily mean doffing their urge for the opposite sex. Might as well require all bathrooms to be unisex.


22 posted on 11/18/2011 3:55:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
I can see the law suits now as sexual predators will have a field day in the girls rooms of Massachusetts. Wasn’t this one reason why this type of legislation fell flat in liberal NYC a few years ago?

I live in Montgomery County, MD [MoCo] - they passed a transgender bill a year or two ago ...

The original bill had the access to opposite sex's bathroom in it until straigh PARENTS complained. They then took that provision out ...

By NO coincidence - the chief of staff of the county board member that introduced the bill is transgender ...

Not to worry - the board member LOST her re-election campaign and is NO LONGER on the county board ...

23 posted on 11/18/2011 4:04:13 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: NYer

I think my girlfriend would have me wear her glasses while I was driving,since I was a bit far-sighted,I don’t usually wear my own glasses while I drive on my own.So when we’re together she’d put them on me not as a fashion statement but because she thought I was blind as a bat(which I am not thankfully).

I kinda doubt she would want me to be in the “transgender class gay-thing”.

Still what a compromised and stupid place we had in the middle of New England.


24 posted on 11/18/2011 4:10:53 PM PST by Del Rapier
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To: NYer

All “disturbing the peace” laws are going to have to be tossed out.

(Except of course when muslims do it.)


25 posted on 11/18/2011 4:17:47 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: NYer

So...ummm...what happens if a cross-whatever with a Y chromosome decides to convert to islam and go swimming with the burka-clad in their special hour at the university pool?


26 posted on 11/18/2011 4:20:18 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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27 posted on 11/18/2011 4:39:02 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: NYer

First came Medicare

Then came Romney Care

Followed by ObamaKare

Now They have Fruit Care


28 posted on 11/18/2011 5:17:09 PM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: NYer

Everybody/everything has been declared a protected class except white males.


29 posted on 11/18/2011 5:19:35 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: NYer

I am so glad i MOVED OUTTA THERE!!!!


30 posted on 11/18/2011 5:51:02 PM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: NYer

Gender Identity is considered fluid by liberals.

How many guys are going to claim to be women to go into the ladies’ restroom. Even gay guys would (to sit on the couch and gab).


31 posted on 11/18/2011 5:57:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: NYer

Probably also see a few dykes peeing standing up at the urinals too under this law.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 5:58:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sacajaweau

When will any of these so called “public servants” stand up for normal straight nuclear families?

Wake up people. Don’t empower these people. Everyone else advances because nobody’s looking after your interests.

Please recognize it’s war on normal, bible believing Christians. Culture and country going down the effing tubes faster than poop through an OWS defecator.


33 posted on 11/18/2011 6:01:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SkyDancer
WTF, is it the water? Why are folks from Mass so screwed up? If there is a wrong way to think..... look to Mass folks to find it!
34 posted on 11/18/2011 6:17:55 PM PST by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: SkyDancer
WTF, is it the water? Why are folks from Mass so screwed up? If there is a wrong way to think..... look to Mass folks to find it!
35 posted on 11/18/2011 6:19:34 PM PST by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“I can see the law suits now as sexual predators will have a field day in the girls rooms of Massachusetts.”

I was in a restaurant in San Francisco years ago that solved this problem; there was one large bathroom, but instead of stalls they were little rooms (walls floor to ceiling, with locking doors). The “common” area (sinks, mirrors, etc.) was shared.

After 9/11 I remember someone speaking, saying that while we said “God bless America”, we banned religion from the classrooms and public spaces. The speaker asked why would He bless us? I agree; we continue to mock Him with ever-increasing vitriol.


36 posted on 11/18/2011 6:25:56 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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37 posted on 11/18/2011 7:36:19 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NYer

Disgusting. So, now women and children in MA are in danger whenever they go to public restroom. The fags,transsexuals, pedophiles and other perverted freaks get to prey on women and children, and the law will protect the perverts, and persecute their victims.


38 posted on 11/18/2011 8:03:17 PM PST by madmaximus (Liberaltarians=junkies,perverts,anti-semites,anti-military,cultural marxists without all the taxes)
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To: moovova; Slings and Arrows

What if you’re a man who identifies as a tomboy?

;3


39 posted on 11/18/2011 8:30:09 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: NYer

Ping out for tomorrow. Computer problems, among others...


40 posted on 11/18/2011 9:26:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
When did the state anthem of Massachusetts become "Take A Walk On the Wild Side?"


41 posted on 11/18/2011 9:27:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NYer

We’ve already had this BS law in Gainesville, FL for a while now.


42 posted on 11/18/2011 10:39:33 PM PST by EEGator
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To: NYer; All

A joke in 2005 becomes a reality in 2011:

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43 posted on 11/18/2011 10:50:32 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: NYer

Like I said many times; That state needs to have the ‘M’ removed from it’s name pronto.


44 posted on 11/18/2011 11:20:50 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: NYer

How many Catholic sheep vote Democrat in Ma, because they are too lazy to think or read and and presume it is 1880?


45 posted on 11/19/2011 12:56:39 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: NYer

But what if a man thinks he’s a transgendered woman. That is, a man who thinks he’s a woman who thinks herself a man. Can I just walk into the ladies room?


46 posted on 11/19/2011 1:20:25 AM PST by csense
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To: CardeadInKy
WTF, is it the water?

No, it's not the water. This actually used to be a decent place to live, at least where I grew up, but that was a long time ago. I could probably say that the overlap between academia and politics, especially in this state, is part of the problem, but that doesn't even begin to explain it, nor does history, immigration, and culture. What I do know is that liberty is inversely proportional to population. That is, the more people you have, the less liberty you have, and it is a momentum that is unstoppable. I'd be willing to bet that whatever state you live in, there are pockets of areas that are just as liberal as Massachusetts, and they are only going to grow. Things like this happen a little quicker here but mark my words, the rest of the country is not far behind.

47 posted on 11/19/2011 1:57:38 AM PST by csense
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To: NYer

Yes, but GLTF people are so bigoted against people who simply want to have loving sexual relations with animals. They are such beastophobes! /s


48 posted on 11/19/2011 2:04:03 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: NYer
There is no end to the irony that Bwahney Frank (Du-Mass) was the one responsible for jettisoning "transgender" from the original, onerous ENDA fed bill precisely because of the objections Mass Resistance has cited.

Libtard hypocrisy has no end, only the end game. And the leaders on our side are too stupid to use it against them.

Time and time again, Republicans let potential wedge issues evaporate -- because of an unwillingness to deal with the lesser political caste, one presumes -- but are always so willingly played and pwned as doofuses when wedge issues are worked the other way around.

49 posted on 11/19/2011 4:07:27 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: NYer

Wow..Just what the world needs in time of economic crisis and social meltdown. More trannies and crossdressers and more laws to protect them. Elected officials using their time wisely......WTH has happened to my country?


50 posted on 11/19/2011 5:11:59 AM PST by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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