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New York Assembly passes trans discrimination bill for fifth time

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 12:20pm

    Yes, those bloody conservatives (republicans) will block it.

  2. 5 times ? isn’t there a clue there somewhere about how important this bill is?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 12:44pm

      The religious bigots on the right are responsible for that.

  3. Just more evidence that all that “land of the free, home of the brave” stuff is hogwash.

    Equality and proper protection by the law should be a total no-brainer. The Constitution – that crusty old document that US politicians pretend to worship but really wipe their @rse on daily – does not have disclaimers that allow some people to be excused bigotry against minorities

    The phrase “We the people” that starts that proud document means ALL of the people. Not just the ones that suit the cultural mores of a bunch of Mayflower virgins, not just the ones who are politically expedient, not just the ones that religion approves of. EVERYONE. Full bloody stop.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 5:15pm

      Hear hear!! Land of the free? Only if you’re straight!

      1. You’ll find that the biggest problem that politicians have with this type of bill, is that they fear reprisals from their right wing and religious constituants because of their vote of trans rights approval. We had the same problem here in Connecticut with many of the politicians. Finally, we had a newly elected Governor who had the courage to come out and publically endorse and stand for what is right. But as the bill was being voted on, there was more yea’s than nay’s which upon reaching the necessary yea votes for approval, the rest of the politicians who had to vote, voted nay. That included both Democrat and Republican politicians.

  4. On the other hand – The Tennessee “Don’t say gay” bill failed (their version of Section 28).

    And the stranglehold of the religious christo-fascist right slipped further as a “personhood” bill failed in Oklahoma and a plan to defund Planned Parenthood failed in Texas.

    I hope these are a sign of the times – A suggestion that people are sick of the hysterical bigoted fallacious cr@p coming from the right. Perhaps the US will take another move away from theocracy.

  5. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 1 May 2012, 8:34pm

    There is in fact support from 32 Senators in the New York Senate. it is just it will get blocked in the Senate Committee. It has to make it to the Senate floor at least. Republicans hold a majority by just 2 seats (a 32 to 30 majority) in the New York State Senate.

  6. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 1 May 2012, 8:35pm

    5 times lucky?

  7. The New York Senators want protection yet they will not give the same to Transgender citizens, sounds like discrimination. Yes the Catholics and Christians are behind this and yes America is a big lie. But we must keep fighting for our rights and freedoms until we all are free or die in the attempt.

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