Public hearing this Tuesday, July 14, on extremely oppressive "transgender rights and hate crimes" law with fines & jail terms.Backed by 104 Massachusetts legislators -- bill is "major goal" of MA homosexual lobby this year.
On Tuesday, July 14, there will be a public hearing at the Massachusetts State House on the most extensive, oppressive, and far-reaching "transgender rights and hate crimes" bill ever seriously considered in America.
This bill forces the acceptance of "transgenderism", cross-dressing, and other various "gender expressions" throughout virtually every part of society, under the threat of fines and jail time for even disagreeing in public.
The bill is long and extremely comprehensive, covering a vast range of society, including schools, businesses, restaurants, government, labor unions, apartments, offices, and all public accommodations, including any place "which is open to and accepts or solicits the patronage of the general public," and any public area. It includes all hiring and firing and employment benefits and insurance coverage. There is no religious exemption.
Read the entire text of the bill HERE (over 10 pages long)
We've put in links to current laws that it references and changes plus commentary about each section.
Text of bill on State House website
What is 'gender identity or expression'?
The bill will write into the Massachusetts General Laws "transgender" individuals as a protected class of people with the following extremely vague definition:
"The term 'gender identity or expression' shall mean a gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth."
What?? Thus, legally protected behaviors can range from someone who simply "expresses" himself or herself to be the opposite sex, verbally or by their clothing -- to someone who who has parts of his or her body surgically removed or mutilated and takes huge doses of hormones to attempt to "become" the opposite sex -- to someone who simply insists on using facilities meant for the opposite sex.
In the transgender movement, for example, there are women with hormone-induced beards and men with silicone breasts. This concept is also being introduced to kids at "transgender days" in public schools in Massachusetts. It's a train rolling down the tracks!
Officially considered a mental disorder
Keep in mind that "transgenderism" is officially considered a disorder by the mental health profession that can (and should) be treated.
Thankfully, the medical field has not caved in to political correctness on this issue. The mental health profession's fourth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) includes this:
Medical description: DSM-IV Gender Identity Disorder
Also: Article on dangers of sex-change surgery (NARTH)
This seems to be a losing fight against basic nature. No amount of body mutilation or hormone use can change a person's DNA. A man will always be a man; a woman will always be a woman.
Unfortunately, this bill takes none of the medical community's knowledge into consideration. It's all about pushing a radical political agenda into society.
Criticism by citizens could lead to fines and jail time!
These people are serious radicals. They intend to stamp out ALL dissent. Open criticism of someone's transgender behavior -- even so much as "making a distinction" -- could lead to a $2500.00 fine and a year in jail!
The bill says:
"Whoever makes any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of . . . gender identity or expression . . . relative to the admission of any person to, or his treatment in any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement . . . or whoever aids or incites such distinction, discrimination or restriction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and shall be liable to any person aggrieved thereby for such damages . . ."
For example: If any of the following happens, you'd better make sure you don't speak up about it:
Suppose a man wearing a dress, lipstick, and high heels gets hired to teach the second grade in your child's elementary school. (He couldn't be denied the job!)
You're at dinner with your kids and a man in a dress comes to wait on your table.
Last year a group of "transgender" women had their breasts surgically removed paraded shirtless down the streets of Northampton exposing their scars as a bizarre expression of solidarity. See photos and more HERE.