Monday, April 11, 2011

Maryland HB 235 Dies!

The Maryland Senate just voted 27-20 to send HB 235, the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act back to the Judicial Proceedings Committee.

Translation:  The unjust bill is dead for this session.    It will officially rest in peace at the close of business at midnight, so while this is good news, can't start partying and drinking those appletinis until 12:01 AM EDT.

Thanks to all the people who rose up and fought the Gay, Inc steamroller that tried to force this travesty of a bill on the trans community of Maryland.    

Now that this one is dead, what's next?

First order of business is for InEquality Maryland to recognize the fact that they need to listen to the entire trans community of Maryland, not just the well to do vanilla flavored segments of it that are kissling their behinds.

You also need to recognize that it is the trans community needs to control our political destiny, and not the other way around.   You need to follow our lead as the ally, not set the agenda to benefit you.   The trans community desires legislation that will FIX the problems that ail us, not make them more difficult to navigate.

Let's hope you keep that in mind in 2012.     If you don't, then we'll have to go through this kill the bill crap again until you get it.

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