Seen just a few minutes ago on Facebook:
The first of Zoe’s comments:
HB235 specifically excludes trans people from the same protections that gays have had since 2001. It gives them a
limited subset, while legitimising discrimination against them in many areas – such as lunch counters, or being allowed to ride a bus, enter a restaurant, or be given medical care at a hospital. In other words, “public accommodations”.
It legitimises inequality, in an attempt to give them at least some minimal rights in credit applications, employment, and housing. A “pragmatic compromise” that strengthens the rights of all other minorities regarding public accommodations, while denying trans people any protection whatsoever.
Deliberate, legally sanctioned Inequality.
Now the question: How long will it take for ‘Equality’ Maryland to scrub away that reality-based analysis?
[UPDATED TO REFLECT SCRUBBING BY ‘EQUALITY’ MARYLAND]
The first screen snap was at approximately 1:30 PM CST – now, the same thread at 5:42 PM CST:
[FURTHER UPDATE – 5:49 PM CST]
How bad is the scrubbing?
Even Stephen Clark is noticing – and calling it out: