Thursday, August 13, 2020
Not Feeling The (White) Trans Community Hatred Of Kamala Harris
Sen. Harris was my first choice for president. She has been on my political radar ever since I saw her speak on a criminal justice panel during one of Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union conversations in 2006.
I've paid attention as she has successfully made trailblazing runs for (and won) San Francisco DA, California attorney general, and now as only the second Black female US senator in American history.
Biden also recognizes he needs Black voters to come out in massive numbers to oust Trump from the White House.
Joining them in the hatefest are the peeps who were mad that Elizabeth Warren didn't get chosen to be Vice POTUS.
I'm also not going to waste time and space in this post debating that ridiculous birther BS either.
So let's get to the reality of where Kamala Harris stands when it comes to trans specific issues.
she organized to come up with ways to push back against and defeat the trans panic defense. That conference was attended by over 200 prosecutors and law enforcement officials from across the nation.
In 2014, as the California DA, she supported AB 2501, a bill authored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla that banned the use of the trans and gay panic defense in California.
(S.1721) to ban the use of the trans and gay panic defense. She has repeatedly called out anti-trams violence aimed at Black trans women, and expressed her vehement opposition to Trump's anti-trans military service ban.
As California AG, she also joined with other AG's in several states in submitting the 2016 amicus brief in opposition of North Carolina's transphobic HB 2. She also did the same in the Gavin Grimm case and joined 11 other states in doing so.
Attorney General Harris also joined 11 states in filing an amicus brief in State of Texas v. United States, in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas, to support federal guidance that discrimination based on gender identity constitutes unlawful discrimination based on sex and that schools risk losing Title IX-linked funding unless they permit students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
And yes, let's also address the persistent lie that Harris 'opposed surgery for trans inmates'.
The California AG office is the designated attorney for all California state agencies. That means when they have to go to court on an issue, the AG's office represents them.
So when a trans inmate filed a case to force the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation to allow her to have GCS while incarcerated, they were obligated to defend it.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention she participated as a speaker at the 2005 SF Trans March.
I'm also tired of hearing the 'Kamala hates sex workers' BS as well. She went after the pimps and sex traffickers, not the sex workers caught up un the system.
You wanna try us, go right ahead, but it will end badly for you.
So no, I'm not feeling the hatred that trans fauxgressives are aiming at Harris, and it needs to stop.