THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Democrats in the Maryland Senate last week introduced a transgender rights bill. While there’s ways to go before, or if, it becomes law, sponsors believe the acceptance of the same-sex marriage bill indicates there is a high probability of success this time around.
State Sens. Richard Madaleno and Jamie Raskin say Senate Bill 449, the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013 will close the gap for trans residents not living the Maryland cities and counties covered by an existing trans rights bill. Madaleno attempted to get a trans rights bill passed into law two previous times.
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I wish the Maryland trans-folk all the luck in getting this bill passed. The problem that Connecticut had was primarily the Republican legislators, who managed to stall the bill with sending it back to committee several times for clarification. By the time it got out of committee the bill was stalled by the Republicans by pushing it ahead of what they deemed more important issues to debate on the floor. It was still scheduled to be heard at the end of session, but somehow the bill got pushed off the schedule in lieu of spring recess. The next time it was proposed, all the ground work had to be done over again. This was a vicious circle that went on for several years. Connecticut had an election for Governor and a Democrat won who was a very staunch supporter of trans rights. I believe he was instrumental in preventing the Democrats from pulling their shenanigans in delaying this bill again. The problem is that many of the Democrats were afraid to back this bill for fear that it would hurt them in their reelection campaigns. When the final vote was called, most of the Republicans voted “nay”, but there were enough Democrats who were convinced to support the bill and voted “yea”.
It was also observed that after the majority vote was achieved, the rest of the Democrats voted “nay” to get them out of the public disapproval arena.
Interesting, especially your last sentence. Thanks for commenting.
We’re getting there, slow and steady.
Lexi I love your writing sister and frequently re-share it on my facebook timeline. In response to this one I received a negative comment very brief:
She posted simply “Lev 18:22”.
I removed her post and noticed she has now removed me as a friend. Ok, her loss
I also sent her a message response after removing her comment and I will copy this there as well
~~ My message to her ~~
Leviticus also condemns eating pork (sausage, bacon, ham…), All shell fish (crayfish, crag, shrimp, Oysters, scallops), any fish w/o scales (catfish, swordfish, shark, calamari, octopus…)
Leviticus also says those with a defect in sight, hearing, any scar, a woman during her cycle is unclean and may not enter the temple….
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground.
Rev Dr. Martin L. King III and Coretta King, Rev Al Sharpton, Rev Jesse Jackson all seem to understand the scripture of the gospels as inclusive not exclusive. These are TRUE Christians that practice the unconditional love that was the teaching of Jesus. A true follower of the word, truth and light understands these things.
Levetican law also allowed for divorce, slavery, selling your children (daughters). A false prophet picks and chooses from Levetican law what to admonish and condemn others with because they haven’t learned the message of salvation and forgiveness that Jesus brought to all nations.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
I am a Trans* woman I do not deny it and never will. I trust in the one lord god, his messenger Jesus our salvation.
I believe in and try to follow the Way the Truth and the Light of salvation! and I will pray for you!
Me, well I’m just a Methodist Sunday School Teacher
Thank you Pamela!