Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Texas regressing (again), this time attacking the trans community

Another attack on our transgender brothers and sisters. Due to the whims and stupidity of different states, their legal gender can change simply by crossing state lines.  In Texas, they are now going to rescind the rights of transgendered people by refusing to acknowledge documentation of gender reassignment surgery.
Two years after Texas became one of the last states to allow transgendered people to use proof of their sex change to get a marriage license, Republican lawmakers are trying to roll back the clock.

Advocates for the transgendered say a proposal to bar transgendered people from getting married smacks of discrimination and would put their legally-granted marriages in danger of being nullified if challenged in court.
This is so needless. How many people really does this affect? What's the point of this? Why are these lawmakers going after them? It's sheer spite.

It comes on top of the vicious and unprovoked beating of a transwoman in Baltimore. A recent report documents the rampant discrimination faced by the trans community. Straight or gay, we all need to stand together with our trans friends and colleagues and say, no more!

1 comment:

JCF said...

I hate to be regionally discriminatory, but for Texas...

I'm thinking of the joke of late last October:

"If Texas wins the World Series, Texas gets to secede from the Union. If San Francisco wins, Texas HAS TO secede!"

The Giants won. So???

[Thanks for the Trans solidarity, IT]