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Penn. and San Diego Extend Protections to Transgenders
Yahoo ^ | July 29, 2003 | Various Exhuberant Gays

Posted on 08/02/2003 7:29:20 PM PDT by nwrep

Transgender rights advance in Penn. and San Diego

Tue Jul 29, 8:37 PM ET
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SUMMARY: Advocates for transgender rights hailed two developments on Monday that extended nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in Pennsylvania and San Diego.

Advocates for transgender rights hailed two developments on Monday that extended nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in Pennsylvania and San Diego.

In Pennsylvania, Gov. Ed Rendell signed an executive order that bars discrimination among state employees based on "gender identity or expression." Rendell, a Democrat, called the order "an important step for the recognition of personal dignity and freedom."

The San Diego City Council on Monday also added the words "gender identity" to its Human Dignity Ordinance, which bans workplace discrimination. San Diego is now the seventh city or county in California to institute such workplace protections, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

Pennsylvania is the second state in recent months to expand transgender rights by a governor's executive order. In May, Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton signed an order that prohibits discrimination against gay and transgender state workers.

"This executive order along with yesterday's passage in San Diego of a local nondiscrimination law is another step in our increasingly inevitable march to transgender equality and freedom in the United States," Mara Kiesling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told the Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network.

Kiesling is also co-chair of the Pennsylvania Gender Rights Coalition.

"These important moves echo what millions of Americans already believe, that all people -- including our transgender brothers and sisters -- should be able to go to work without the fear of discrimination," said Seth Kilbourn, HRC's national field director.




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: christianpersecutio; clashofcivilizatio; culturewar; heresy; homos; homosexualagenda; pennsylvania; perverts; prisoners; rats; transgender

1 posted on 08/02/2003 7:29:21 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
I was going to make a joke about Sean Penn brandishing a shotgun, but then that picture scared the hell out of me.
2 posted on 08/02/2003 7:31:05 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; *Heresy; *Culture_War; *Clash of Civilizatio; *Christian persecutio; ...
PING
3 posted on 08/02/2003 7:31:58 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
This does nothing at all to protect the rights of the genetically "socially blind" among us who can't always see the critical differences they are supposed to use to make sure they don't discriminate.
4 posted on 08/02/2003 7:32:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nwrep
That photo looks like Pelosi.
5 posted on 08/02/2003 7:37:40 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: redlipstick
With each passing day, every psychosis in existence is being declared normal.
6 posted on 08/02/2003 7:38:42 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: nwrep
Let me get this straight...little girls might have a 'gene' that tell them that boys hair is short? And that girls 'genes' have a 'I want to wear a dress' code; which transgenders don't have?

Wow! this is a scientific break! But we better inform the rest of planet earth that has all kinds of hair styles and clothing styles for males and females from ours that their children are mutants...

What a stupid, stupid governmental order...�

7 posted on 08/02/2003 7:42:25 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If we can keep it!)
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To: Van Jenerette
It is more than stupidity. It is a cultural war declared on 10,000 years of civilization by a small group of perverts.
8 posted on 08/02/2003 7:43:55 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
Gov. Ed Rendell signed an executive order

The tyranny of the left. The people's representatives have no say.

Disgusting.

9 posted on 08/02/2003 7:47:15 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: nwrep
Transgenders need to be placed in a sanitarium someplace where they can get treatment. They are some sick puppies.
10 posted on 08/02/2003 7:48:26 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: nwrep
This is just getting too weird.
11 posted on 08/02/2003 7:52:52 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge
This is just getting too weird.

Do you ever feel that we, as a society, as just going 'outta our friking' minds? What's next, I want the government to protect my right to dress up as a potato... (opps, sorry Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head...)

(And to have my own public school...and marriage...and adoption...and bishops...and....and....)

12 posted on 08/02/2003 8:09:08 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If we can keep it!)
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To: Van Jenerette
Do you ever feel that we, as a society, as just going 'outta our friking' minds?

Yes.

And we were absolutely out of our minds here in PA to ever elect Rendell as Governor.

13 posted on 08/02/2003 8:23:30 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge
This is just getting too weird.....Jorge, Jorge, did that really come from you????????? Jorge, are you sick? Oh, I know someone is hold a gun to your head and making you type that, right????????

....watch it folks, I think HE!! just froze over.

14 posted on 08/02/2003 8:34:56 PM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: GrandMoM
....watch it folks, I think HE!! just froze over.

Be nice GrandMom...he does think pretty well most of the time...I've been talking to him about all kinds of things for years and years. Jorge is a pretty smart guy!

best regards,

Van Jenerette

www.jenerette.com

15 posted on 08/02/2003 8:47:03 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If we can keep it!)
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To: nwrep
Where my sister lives in Pa, there was a big flap a couple of years ago about a male school bus driver who wore dresses to work.
16 posted on 08/02/2003 8:49:38 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Van Jenerette
Jorge is a pretty smart guy!....well, I never said he was dumb! This is just so out of character for him. I'm shocked, he almost sounds fed up like the rest of us Freepers. I expected to see a /sarcasm after his remark!
17 posted on 08/02/2003 8:55:18 PM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: Van Jenerette
What's this WE stuff. You must mean they are out of their minds!!
18 posted on 08/02/2003 8:56:49 PM PDT by Conservateacher
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To: nwrep
It seems it would make more sense to train the brain to recognize and accept the gender of the body,rather than to mutilate the body into a grotesque freak to pacify the freaking sick brain.
19 posted on 08/02/2003 8:58:35 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (A liberal's compassion is as much (more) for the terrorist as for the victem-Big Dem. tent sotospeak)
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To: Conservateacher
What's this WE stuff. You must mean they are out of their minds!!

Don't worry, THEY will try to convince US that WE are the ones who are looking at this from the wrong perspective...when it is really THEM.

(kinda like a - who's on first strategy....)

20 posted on 08/02/2003 9:01:10 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If we can keep it!)
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To: nwrep
Yecch! It takes more than a surgeon to make a woman, as that picture clearly demonstrates.
21 posted on 08/02/2003 9:04:30 PM PDT by LibKill (The sacred word, TANSTAAFL.)
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To: GrandMoM
...he almost sounds fed up like the rest of us Freepers...

This sort of proves that there is hope after all...I think when Jorge went(as an invited guest) to the Bush inaugaration in 2000, it was a road to Damascus experience...I suspect he is fed up...much like many of us.

(not that I can speak for him...though)

22 posted on 08/02/2003 9:06:03 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If we can keep it!)
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To: GrandMoM
Jorge, Jorge, did that really come from you????????? Jorge, are you sick? Oh, I know someone is hold a gun to your head and making you type that, right????????

GrandMoM, GrandMoM, are you really so slow to catch on?

Just because I'm not a hatefilled homophobic hypocrite doesn't mean I don't know the difference between right and wrong.

23 posted on 08/02/2003 9:17:34 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: nwrep
INTREP
24 posted on 08/02/2003 9:30:52 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: Van Jenerette
I think when Jorge went(as an invited guest) to the Bush inaugaration in 2000, it was a road to Damascus experience...I suspect he is fed up...much like many of us.

Let's not make GrandMoM jealous that I got to attend Bush's inaugaration....while she had to watch it on CNN.

Anyway...my road to Damascus experience was actually more than 30 years ago when I met Christ.
I haven't change my views. And if GrandMoM wasn't so busy assigning positions she feels most comfortable attacking to those who dare disagree with her...she might know where I actually stand.

25 posted on 08/02/2003 9:36:47 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge
Just because I'm not a hatefilled homophobic hypocrite*who picks on people* doesn't mean I don't know the difference between right and wrong

....excuse me Jorge, you left out a few words!!! he he he

26 posted on 08/02/2003 9:37:00 PM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: Jorge
And if GrandMoM wasn't so busy assigning positions she feels most comfortable attacking to those who dare disagree with her...she might know where I actually stand.

....I attack you Jorge only when you attack me. My frustration with you is trying to understand how someone as smart as you are, and I truely mean that, can be so blind to the homosexual agenda.

I have gay friends, I don't think all gays are in your face about their sexuality or out to hurt our children, but I do think that the majority of gays are .

Twenty years ago gay co-workers (4)went after my two kids and I caught them , I swore then, never to give them another chance with mine or other children and I will fight them to my dying day !

27 posted on 08/02/2003 10:06:08 PM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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I thought San Diego was supposed to be at least a little conservative. That doesn't seem to be the case.
28 posted on 08/02/2003 10:21:53 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: GrandMoM
....I attack you Jorge only when you attack me.

But I'm always nice to you. You must be thinking about somebody else.

My frustration with you is trying to understand how someone as smart as you are, and I truely mean that, can be so blind to the homosexual agenda.

Perhaps I know more about the homosexual agenda than you give me credit for.

I spent more than 5 years arguing with so-called "gay Christians" who are among the worst brand of gay activists around. I know their arguments inside and out. I know their objectives and tactics like the back of my hand.

And I have been called a hate-monger and a homophobe by these people simply because I believe in Biblical moral principles.

But on this board, because I can't agree with the genuine anti-gay nut cases who are about as reasonable as the Taliban...I am labeled as a gay apologist.

In any case..don't worry. I don't lose any sleep about being misunderstood on these boards and neither should you.

29 posted on 08/02/2003 10:27:39 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge
In any case..don't worry. I don't lose any sleep about being misunderstood on these boards and neither should you.....I don't, Goodnight Jorge.
30 posted on 08/02/2003 10:41:08 PM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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