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.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.
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.
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!