LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Update April 28, 2015: Florida’s Bathroom Bill is dead: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/04/22/nevada-bathroom-bill-fails-california-style-anti-trans-ballot-petition-possible/
Original article Feb. 8, 2015: Concerned about transgender people committing, among other things, “assault, battery, molestation, rape, voyeurism, and exhibitionism,” a Republican in Florida has introduced a bill that permits the jailing of trans people for using the “wrong” bathroom. Rep. Frank Artiles submitted the bill in Florida House of Representatives under the disguise of having “privacy and safety” concerns.
Opposition to the bill has been broad in the Florida media and among trans and civil rights advocates.
Gina Duncan of Equality Florida in the Tampa Bay News: “This absurd legislation targets the transgender community and seeks to dehumanize us by preventing access to facilities in public spaces.”
Daniel Tilley of Florida’s ACLU: “This ‘show your papers to pee’ bill denigrates both transgender and non-transgender people alike. In addition to dehumanizing transgender people in particular, it invites humiliation and harassment of anyone who is not considered sufficiently feminine or masculine in the eyes of the beholder. . . .”
We’ve see this type of fear mongering a number of times now and can be easily be summed up in three words: paranoia, transphobia and hatred — all three fit Rep. Artiles.
Recent “Bathroom Bill” in Kentucky: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/01/17/another-bathroom-cop-surfaces-this-time-with-a-perverse-twist/
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