Expect this to be used by the usual Maryland suspects against the trans opponents of HB235:
Maryland State Senate President [Mike Miller] believes granting employment protections trans women is “anti-family”, and believes his legislative peers don’t want trans women working in their offices — that’s on the record.
But we cannot lose the spin war. We must point this back at those who have given Miller’s “legislative peers” license to have this attitude: The Gay Rights Industry™.
What would Miller’s “legislative peers” have seen in terms of the Gay Rights Industry’s™ opinion of trans people overall (much less trans women) as employee material back in 2001? And is the Gay Rights Industry’s™ actual opinion of us really any better now?
Was the NGLTF mouthpiece who testified in Maryland for HB235 this year as an expert on trans issues a trans person?
Do not tell me that even the most transphobic of legislators can’t put two and two together; so you have to be willing to acknowledge that fence-sitting, non-psychopaths can do the same math.