USA, Texas: San Antonio City Council Throws Transgender Citizens Under the Bus

Written by scott on August 29th, 2013

Texas mapIt looks like conservatives scored a win in the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio this week.

The Dallas Voice reports:

A new draft of San Antonio’s proposed nondiscrimination ordinance released Tuesday lists restroom use for transgender people under its exemptions. “Nothing herein shall be construed as directing any policy or practice regarding the use of restrooms, shower rooms, or similar facilities which have been designated for use by persons of the opposite sex,” the new draft states. Councilman Diego Bernal, the ordinance’s author, did not respond to requests for comment as to why the compromise was necessary. The ordinance had support from Mayor Julian Castro and six council members last week, which was enough to pass the ordinance. A vote is expected on Sept. 5.

I find myself more and more disgusted by the supposed fear that these people have of transgender folks. They have no understanding of the day-to-day realities the transgender people go through. Instead they present a distorted picture designed to instill fear of the other, of the child molester, of the abnormal. This country has a long ways to go to support our transgender brothers and sisters.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Elizabeth Jenkins says:

    I was born in San Antonio in 1947, but left there in 1971 for Dallas, then to Louisiana in 1974. My family is still there but because I am transsexual and elected to transition, I am disowned. This entire debacle with SA Councilmember CHAN and her bigoted speech against the LGBT – and it meeting with applause and support, well, yes, I am happy to let San Antonio remain in Texas as the sinkhole (this is a replacement word) of the backward state the area has become. They will prove to have been on the wrong side of social justice and human decency in the very near future.

  2. Gabrielle says:

    If y’all think that I went through 20 years of therapy, lost my family, family of origin, job, home.. and EVERYTHING.. just so I could go into the ladies to watch someone go pee… y’all are sicker than I thought.

    Get your bloody heads out of the gutter.

    Your bigotry is neither Christian OR helping your children.

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