Sunday, May 4, 2014

Maryland’s Bathroom Bill

There was a time I considered myself a liberal, but I had to stop. There was nothing wrong with my liberalism, but much of today's liberalism is unrecognizable to anything resembling common sense.

I mean really, to satisfy a small portion of the populace with mental problems the rest of us have to reject a shared respect of decency and modesty? 

 Maryland’s bathroom bill benefits few transgenders, puts all girls at risk from pedophiles

Maryland moms and dads will now have to be more vigilant when their children use public bathrooms. It will soon be legal for a man who simply says he identifies as a woman to use the ladies’ room.
This serious risk for sexual assaults of women and little girls is all in the name of political correctness. And this is just the latest in a string of successes by the transgender lobby.

On Friday, the Maryland House passed legislation that prohibits discrimination based on “gender identity” in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations — which, most disturbingly, includes restrooms.
The state Senate passed the same bill earlier in the month. Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to sign it, and it will go into effect on Oct. 1.
The most dangerous impact of this new law is that a man cannot be stopped from going into a women’s bathroom, locker room or pool changing room.
The state does not specify that a person must have undergone a sex-change operation to have their legal rights of “gender identity” protected.
A man doesn’t even have to dress like a woman.
To be considered transgender, you just have to give a “consistent and uniform assertion” of believing you are supposed to be the opposite sex. Or, a person has to provide evidence that the non-biological sex is “sincerely held as part of the person’s core identity.”

Those outraged by this bill are considering a plan to assess whether there is enough financial and grass-roots support for a referendum in November.
A total of 55,736 signatures would be needed by May 31, but the state’s board of election recommends getting 20 percent to 30 percent more to compensate for the ones that are ruled invalid.

FULL STORY - Emily Miller - Washington Times