A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com

A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com:

“The clock is ticking on a trio of bills that LGBT advocates in Arkansas claim would make it effectively ‘illegal to be transgender’ in the state.”

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3 thoughts on “A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com

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    The article and what the Arkansas legislature is planning is quite disturbing in it own. On another angle are inter-sex persons who must feel equally threatened by that legislature.

    I certainly sense the fear among that state’s Trans community and anyone who happens to travel to or through Arkansas.

    What gets little attention is that the real perpetrators are heterosexual males, not Trans persons. It seems their current state law already sufficiently deals with whatever perceived threat one makes.

    Their legislature seems to lack the comprehension about Trans and Trans issues.

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    1. These laws are dangerous to anyone who doesn’t fit into the accepted ideals of typical gender stereotypes. What’s more, they are yet another intrusion into people’s privacy and do little except increase fear and violence.

  2. “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.”

    Source: PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU, Canadian minister of justice, remark to newsmen, Ottawa, Canada, December 21, 1967, as reported by The Globe and Mail, Toronto, December 22, 1967, p. 1.He was commenting on the governments proposal to overhaul Canadian criminal law, giving new recognition to individual rights in several areas, including sexual behavior.

    I wish the States would catch up before they drag us back behind. Religious zealotry is not good, and I believe this is where all this insanity sprouts from.

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