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“I’m Totally In Favor Of Gay Rights, But This Transgender Stuff Is Weird.”

October 29, 2013

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Earlier today, I was reading about the re-introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill in Congress that would effectively outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (with exemptions for religious institutions and businesses with fewer than 15 employees). In all honesty, the bill has a snowball’s chance in hell of being signed into law as long as the House of Representatives remains in the control of Republicans.

Still, if there’s one thing we can use this as an opportunity for, it’s to make our elected officials go on record as discriminatory bigots. Occasionally, right-wing politicians will come out against ENDA by using things like “employer freedom to only employ the kind of people he wants,” but sometimes they’re much more overt.

For example, Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who voted ‘Yes’ on ENDA in 2007, has said that this time around, you can count him out

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One Response to ““I’m Totally In Favor Of Gay Rights, But This Transgender Stuff Is Weird.””

  1. jak2kinase Says:

    Agreed. Funnily enough, it’s easier for south Asians to be accepting of the transgender population because we have trans communities in every major city. It’s hard to deny they exist when you’ve met them.
    Completely different story for the rest of the rainbow, unfortunately.


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