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Arizona, USA: Nasty New Bill Would Jail Transgender People for Using the “Wrong” Bathroom

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

ArizonaWhile many state governments are moving to add protections for transgender citizens so they can feel safe using public restrooms, my home state, Arizona, is going in the opposite direction. God, I hate what the GOP has done to this once noble state. Edge Boston reports:

Arizona lawmakers have jumped in to the national debate over the rights of transgender people with a bill being debated Wednesday that would make it illegal for people to use public restrooms not associated with their birth gender. Advocates say the measure would be the toughest standard in the nation for transgender people and bathroom use, requiring Arizona residents to use the restroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate. One local TV station has dubbed it the “Show Me Your Papers Before You Go Potty” bill, a reference to the Arizona Legislature’s sweeping 2010 immigration law.

The GOP has become the party of bigoted, sad, misguided little people.

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New Zealand: Lobbyist Says Marriage Equality Will Increase Crime

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Like so many other legislatures in the world, New Zealand’s Parliament is currently considering a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. And, as happens the world over, this legislative development has brought out some real anti-gay loons, like Garth McVicar.

McVicar, a lobbyist for the crime victims’ rights group Sensible Sentencing, filed a brief with parliament in which he claims marriage equality will lead not to loving relationships, but to rampant crime.

“The marriage amendment bill will not benefit society at all and will ultimately have detremetal (sic) effect on crime at all levels,” he wrote. Kevin Hague, a Green Party MP who sits on the select committee debating whether or not to put the marriage bill to a full vote, laughed at McVicar’s dubious rationale.

Authored By Andrew Belonsky – See the Full Story at Towleroad.com

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USA: Marriage Equality Causes Crime, Opponent Says

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

“American Values” spokesperson, president, and political personality Gary Bauer made an astounding comment this week that, at the most basic level, correlated crime in Chicago with the Democratic promotion of gay marriage rights.

Right Wing Watch hosts an audio clip of Mr. Bauer’s statement. In response to a speech Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel recently gave about crime rates in Chicago and the deaths that have occurred in the area over the last year, Bauer offers this explanation as to why crime rates are so high:

Well, thanks for speaking up Mr. Mayor, you’re asking the right questions, but sadly you can’t come up with the right answers. Certainly these kids aren’t getting their values from their fathers because they don’t have fathers in their households.”

Authored By Sarah Vrba – See the Full Story at Care2.com

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