[UPDATED-2] Anti-trans “Police the Potty” bill withdrawn — Tenn. state rep. calls trans people “perverts” and would ‘stomp them.’

Tenn. state Rep. Richard Floyd (R): "I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry."

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT —  [UPDATED-2 – Transgender Law Center says Floyd guilty of hate speech – see below.] “Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk,” said Rep. Richard Floyd, a Tennessee House Republican who sponsored a bill in the state legislature that would force trans people to use public restrooms and dressing rooms of their birth gender. Fortunately a state Senator withdrew his co-sponsorship of the bill placing it in limbo. It is said Floyd drew up the bill after reading about the Macy’s dressing room incident late last year.

More from Rep. Floyd:

“I believe if I was standing at a dressing room and my wife or one of my daughters was in the dressing room and a man tried to go in there — I don’t care if he thinks he’s a woman and tries on clothes with them in there — I’d just try to stomp a mudhole in him and then stomp him dry.

“Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk. We cannot continue to let these people dominate how society acts and reacts.”

Now, this is a man full of vile hate and I’m holding him accountable for his actions.

My post on the Macy’s incident: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/thumbs-up-to-macys-for-firing-employee-who-pulled-christiany-card-on-trans-customer/

via Watson withdraws Senate version of bill affecting transgender use of restrooms, dressing rooms | timesfreepress.com.

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UPDATE – Jan. 16, 2012: It appears we have the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition to thank for getting the ball rolling to get this bill killed.

From KNOX-TV News: “The measure caused a stir on blogs around the nation after the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition sent out a news release declaring “the bathroom harassment act” a direct attack on “the transgender community” that would also impact many others, including plumbers, cleaning personnel and others who work in restrooms as well as parents taking their young children into a facility. The release also questioned how the measure would be enforced, given that few persons carry a birth certificate to visit restrooms.”

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jan/16/legislative-notebook-bathrooms-subpoenas-and/

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition website (has not been updated in a while): http://ttgpac.com/

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UPDATE-2  Jan. 19, 2012 – Masen Davis, executive director of  the Transgender Law Center says Floyd’s comments amount to hate speech and called for him to apologize for “threatening violence.”

Davis: “Representative Floyd’s threats send the message that it is OK to attack innocent people based on their gender identity and expression.” This type of hate speech incites violence and fosters a dangerous and discriminatory environment for transgender people in Tennessee.”

http://blogs.tennessean.com/politics/2012/state-rep-floyd-guilty-of-hate-speech-transgender-advocate-says/

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9 replies

  1. yuk, just yuk

    and vile

    statements of violence like this should incur accountability.

  2. Paddle faster guys, I hear banjos a-playin.

    This clown should not represent anyone. What a disgrace to the office. Oh, and Tennessee? He is making you look really bad. Just sayin.

  3. I am in a state where we finally got equal access. I am a trans woman, and until the law passed and was implemented I NEVER went to the bathroom without my State Issued ID. It is not fair to people to place them in such a state of terror because of their gender.

    Oh wait, Repugnicans have been doing that to women ever since Roe V Wade was decided.

    Sorry sisters, Lost my head for a moment there.

  4. what an appalling individual this so called man is, how dare he place Nazi style conditions on anyone and threaten with violence.how ignorant, arrogant and disgusting is he.his bill should be made into toilet paper and put in a fair bathroom

    while I’m at it isn’t he supposed to serve his people, sad but he only serves himself…

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