Monday, April 04, 2011
Maine Anti-Trans Madness
It's a bill written by freshman Republican Rep. Ken Fredette (big shock) in reaction to a Maine Commission on Human Rights decision favoring a transchild. This LD 1046 bill seeks to amend the Maine Human Rights Act by adding this paragraph at the end of it.
It is not unlawful public accommodations discrimination, in violation of this Act, for a public or private entity to restrict rest room or shower facilities that are part of a public accommodation to the use of singlesex facilities to members of a biological sex regardless of sexual orientation. Unless otherwise indicated, a rest room or shower facility designated for one biological sex is presumed to be restricted to that biological sex.
Note to EQMD, Morgan Meneses Sheets and all you trans sellouts taking shots at me and the folks pointing out the fatal flaw in your moldy trans half a civil rights loaf in various net venues. This kind of crap is fracking why public accomodations language in a civil rights bill matters. Without P/A language, it's a waste of time, money and energy to even pursue penalties against someone who discrimates against you.
But if you were a POC who has had to deal with being in a marginalized body from birth and at times has to use the court system to enforce their civil rights, you would know that.
Okay, now that I'm done venting at the Civil Rights Clueless Clique for now, back to the more important 'bidness' of pimp slapping this proposed Maine Madness.
We do have some Maine based transpeople planning to testify at the Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled next week against this flawed bathroom bill that needs to die.
You know the TransGriot will keep you posted on this unjust bill as well.