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May. 6th, 2014

05:24 am - QotD

"Periodic reminder that the fear of trans women in restrooms is baseless. I have seen zero genitals in restrooms in my life." -- @DrJaneChi, 2013-10-20

I was reminded of this tweet by these two quotes in a recent Equality Maryland press release:

"It is disappointing that anti-transgender activists are still telling Maryland citizens the same myths that fair-minded Maryland legislators have already seen through and rejected by a wide margin. The reality is that the Fairness for All Marylanders Act does not weaken state law on ogling, indecent exposure, or sexual assault in any way. Delegate Parrott's misleading comments about bathrooms would almost be comical if he weren't using these scare tactics to confuse the public and oppose basic civil rights protections in employment, housing, services, and public spaces," said Jer Welter, Managing Attorney of FreeState Legal Project.


"For 15 years, I've witnessed our community denied jobs, thrown out of establishments, refused an apartment and turned down for credit due to discrimination. Those acts are now forbidden with the passage of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act and 71% of our fellow Marylanders agree, that All Marylanders deserve Fairness. We've had these protections covering nearly half of our state's residents since 2002 without any of the ill effects claimed by those opposed," noted Jenna Fischetti of TransMaryland.


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