This is why the fight for equality cannot wait, not for an election, not for people to adjust or to come to terms with our existence. The bigots, the haters, the transphobes and homophobes, the religious right nor republicans pandering in fear and lies to garner votes are not going to stop until they are forced to do so.
“This week, the General Services Administration issued a notice ensuring that transgender individuals will have access to facilities to bathrooms that match their identity in more than 9,000 federal buildings and offices. It’s the latest move from the Obama Administration toward recognizing that nondiscrimination protections based on ‘sex’ apply to trans people, but one lawmaker wants to end all of this ‘executive overreach.’ Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) filed a bill last month that would eliminate the foundation for these protections. HR 5812 serves only one purpose: clarifying that transgender people do not enjoy protections under the law.”