Utah state legislators mock trans people; apologizes

anderegg niederhauserLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Some people just can’t help themselves. In Utah, where a lawmaker is proposing a bill in the state legislature would place restrictions on bathroom access for trans people — creating a tense and toxic atmosphere for trans people living the state — insensitive legislators are merrily going around mocking trans people.

From Twitter:

Utah State Rep. Jacob Anderegg: “The private Men’s bathroom in the House office building is occupied. Strongly considering a gender identifying change to use the open Women’s.”

Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser: “First supporting SB 100, now switching your gender identity? Just can’t keep up with you. You’re a new man! erm . . . woman . . .”

Both men have since apologized.

I’m hoping this incident opens the eyes of other legislators and they immediately kill state House Rep. Michael Kennedy’s anti-trans “bathroom bill” at the first opportunity and pass SB 100 which will expand gender identity and sexual orientation protection in the state.

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Last week I wrote about Rep. Kennedy’s bathroom bill: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/02/01/bathroom-cop-bill-surfaces-in-utah-house/

http://upr.org/post/utah-lawmakers-joke-about-being-transgender-twitter

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transphobia, exploitation, dehumanizing, violence, hate

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1 reply

  1. Yeah, it’s always great hearing from elected officials, who are barely a notch above the street crowd who yell “Look, a guy in a dress! Let’s go beat the crap out of him!” So, they apologized … was it publicly, was it a real apology?

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