Fair is Fair

Until the Senate passes GENDA to unify anti-discrimination law statewide, New York will remain an unfair patchwork of uneven anti-discrimination protections

If the New York Senate is currently “sanctioning” anti-trans discrimination by refusing to pass GENDA – a statement whose accuracy I have no problem with despite the fact that it came from Laurelurleen Ramseyerogovitch – then how is it not fair to also state that in 2002 the entirety of the New York Legislature also “sanction[ed]” anti-trans discrimination by enacting a gay-only rights bill (SONDA) which, upon becoming law, resulted in the current state of affairs?

Is there a contention that the New York legislators of 2002 weren’t consciously aware that they were leaving trans people unprotected but that those of 2013 are?

Also…

How is it not fair to also state that in 2002 the so-called Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA)  also “sanction[ed]” anti-trans discrimination by refusing to support trans-inclusion in that gay-only rights bill (SONDA) which, upon becoming law, resulted in the current state of affairs?

Is there a contention that ESPA of 2002 wasn’t consciously aware that it was leaving trans people unprotected but ESPA of 2013 understands the law as it was then – and now?

Also…

How is it not fair to also state that that resultant state of affairs allowed – and continues to allow – those who are protected by SONDA (and you know who you are!) to discriminate against those who aren’t?

And how is it not fair to also state that in the years since 2002 the the entirety of the New York Legislature and the so-called Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) both also “sanction[ed]” anti-trans discrimination by pushing the issue of gay marriage ahead of GENDA?

And how is it not fair to also state that every state legislature – and every gay rights group which backs the actions thereof – which has enacted a gay-only rights law has also “sanction[ed]” anti-trans discrimination?

And how is it not fair to also state that every state legislature – and every gay rights group which backs the actions thereof – which has pushed gay marriage ahead of remedying the inequity embodied by the state’s gay-only rights law (We’re looking at YOU, Delaware!  But, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about Maryland, New York and New Hampshire!) has also “sanction[ed]” anti-trans discrimination?

Inquiring – and un(der)employed due to being blackballed by Gay, Inc. and its apologists for having the temerity to point out the above-noted legal realities – trans people want to know.

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