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  • Catholic Diocese of Phoenix opposes so-called 'Bathroom Bill'

    02/26/2013 7:19:48 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 8 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 2/25/13 | Stephanie Hockridge
    PHOENIX - A bill in front of the city council would change the non-discrimination law in Phoenix, protecting Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender people. Essentially, the proposal prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, such as restaurants and hotels. But, opponents have dubbed it, the "Bathroom Bill", because, if approved, a man could follow a woman into the bathroom by claiming to be transgender. Supporters say they despise the nickname, claiming it's a fear-mongering lie created by critics of the bill. “They can swing this, that's why they do this because they know if they can get people to...
  • Wow! Free pass to shower with opposite sex

    01/05/2012 8:09:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies · 1+ views
    WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) ^ | January 4, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A county ethics commission in Maryland has determined that if you make negative statements about transgenderism, your word is not reliable. The stunning conclusion, now under appeal at a state ethics panel, was made by the Montgomery County Ethics Commission and signed by member Nina Weisbroth in a four-year-old dispute over an effort to hold a referendum on the county’s adoption of what’s become known as the “coed showers” bill. The law provides “discrimination” protections for transgenders, and critics say it opens up virtually all of the county – from shower rooms to restrooms to other private areas – to...
  • Massachusetts passes bill making transgenderism/crossdressing a protected class

    11/18/2011 3:11:52 PM PST · by NYer · 65 replies · 2+ views
    Life Site News ^ | November 18, 2011 | KathLEEN GILBERT
    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”...
  • Legislature approves transgender civil rights bill

    11/16/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies · 1+ views
    http://bostonglobe.com ^ | 11/16/2011 | Noah Bierman
    The state Senate followed the House this morning in passing a transgender civil rights bill. Unlike the House, where the bill drew vocal opposition, the Senate passed the bill by voice vote with only one speaker, the sponsor. Governor Deval Patrick said Tuesday that he would sign it. “Sure,” Patrick told reporters. “I think we have hate crimes on the books today. They, in the case of transgender people, don’t go far enough.” The bill would protect transgender people in housing, credit, and the workplace, and would include transgender people under hate crimes protections. Opponents have called the bill an...
  • Senator Collins, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination

    04/18/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Senator Susan Collins ^ | April 15, 2011 | Senator Susan Collins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, along with her colleagues Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Tom Harkin (D-IA), have introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to finally prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Senator Collins has long been a strong supporter of this legislation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 would prohibit employers, employment agencies, labor organizations and joint labor-management committees from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against those employed or seeking employment, on the basis of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. Such protections are already in...
  • Deval Patrick signs 'bathroom bill', sets off 'firestorm'

    02/18/2011 7:32:14 AM PST · by LostInBayport · 32 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    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 it’s 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 Patrick’s tough re-election battle last year. The executive order, unlike a...
  • NY GENDA Bathroom Bill Defeated By One Vote

    06/08/2010 8:28:24 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 7 replies · 38+ views
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 6/8/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    Here’s a little bit of good news. Well, I suppose it’s bad news that the PC crowd got as far as they did with this bill. But at least it was defeated, even if by only one vote. "NYCF: On June 8, 2010, by the narrowest of margins (12-11), the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reject a bill known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA or the “Bathroom Bill”)." .... The worst part of this story – I saw it mentioned on a message board and had to google the law to find out about it....