Thursday, May 29, 2008
What's bizarre is normal, and what's normal is bizarre
I blogged on the transgender issue a few months ago and got in big trouble with Jen Burleton over at Transfusion, a transgender advocate blog. Click on the link of you want to read what she told her readers about me and some of my regulars. Anyway, I found a post over at RightWingNews, about a bill making it's way through the Colorado legislature which would in effect make all public restrooms in that state open for anybody to use which ever one they wanted regardless of gender....
A new "transgender nondiscrimination" bill pending in Colorado, which would make it illegal to deny a person access to public accommodations including restrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity or the "perception" of gender identity, is one signature away from being law.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, has one week to sign or veto Senate Bill 200, recently passed by both the House and the Senate. The bill, titled "Expanded Discrimination Prohibitions," holds this definition:
"'Sexual orientation' means a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status or another person's perception thereof."
According to the bill, business owners and managers of restaurants, gyms, barber shops, massage parlors, etc., and managers of "public [facilities] of any kind whether indoor or outdoor" cannot deny a person employment or access to a facility based on gender identity or that "perception."
With all due respect and delicacy to Jen and the gals over at Transfusion........this is a load of crap! What do these gender-confused people think, that they live in Hedonism-III or somewhere? You can't just let everybody choose on the fly which bathroom they want to use each time they have to go....which is exactly how this'll turn out. It may not be the intent of the bill but that'll be the result. Remember, Lefties don't care about results, they define themselves by their intentions.
"But Ed", you'll whine, "normal people can use their assigned bathrooms just like always, but this allows people who don't know what gender they are, or who can't decide how they feel about their gender that day to chose which bathroom they'd like to use without anybody hasseling them about it."
Wrong! It allows anybody to use any bathroom they choose, whenever they choose. If there's a lock on the door and it's a single person room, I don't have a problem with coed bathrooms.....see, I'm not the prude you think I am. What about group showers at schools? Or large restrooms at ball parks, concert arenas, meeting halls, etc? Are guys, girls, and inbetweens going to be using the bathroom together....in front of each other? It's the whole "perception" word that makes it completely subjective as to which bathroom you choose that day.
The scary thing is that if the Obamamessiah gets elected President, and the House democrats gain a filibuster-proof majority, and the Senate democrats increase their majority, what's to stop the nutty liberals in Washington from passing all manner of kooky, politically correct laws that change the lives of all Americans? Good grief! High taxes will be the least of our worries.
Coming to your town more than likely.....if the Obamamessiah gets elected President.