And, of those, how many are seething over us unwashed, non-Maryland-pure scum offering our analysis of the ‘Equality’ Maryland-consecrated, anti-trans HB 235?
I’m just curious.
Really – I’m just curious: Why is it okay for gays and lesbians (and their supporters) from all across the country to fight against a law that established a ceiling on the civil legal status of same-sex relationsips in California but it is not okay for trans people from all across the country to fight against a proposal that, far from making trans people equal to gays and lesbians in Maryland, would establish not a floor for trans civil rights but a ceiling and act not merely as yet another form of gay-mandated ‘incremental progress’ in Maryland but as a limitation template for future trans civil rights proposals in other states and at the federal level?
I’m just askin’.
Amendment 2 in Colorado was a disease that had to be stopped – and it was stopped (by the Supreme Court, but stopped nevertheless.)
Anti-gay marriage amendments are a disease – but, of course, gays and lesbians haven’t yet figured out that the only way to stop them is to stop provoking them into existence.
Trans-othering proposals masquerading as civil rights bills whose purpose is to bring trans people up the point where gays and lesbians threw us out of a moving car are anything but what official gays and lesbians are representing them to be. Oh, to be sure, the car that threw us out is headed back toward us – but with pedal to the medal, all brake lines severed and no intent whatsoever to actually stop to let us get in. Maryland’s HB 235 is a petri dish for Barney Frank’s wettest anti-trans wet dream, the final politico-rhetorical excuse to never actually enact any form of inclusive ENDA and to only propose ones that are even more monstrously transphobic than either HB 235 or the only-released-to-trans-quislings-who-are-reliable-liars revised language of last session’s ENDA – because if even Maryland can’t pass what ‘those people’ want, Congress certainly can’t be bothered with actually thinking about the issue.