From the Dallas Voice:
A new draft of San Antonio’s proposed nondiscrimination ordinance released Tuesday lists restroom use for transgender people under its exemptions.
“Nothing herein shall be construed as directing any policy or practice regarding the use of restrooms, shower rooms, or similar facilities which have been designated for use by persons of the opposite sex,” the new draft states.
Call this the Elisa Chan amendment – despite being injected by ordinance author Councilman Diego Bernal…
at least officially; any thinking person should be left with the strong suspicion that it was actually written by one or more TERFs.
Bernal added, “Bathrooms are safe and always have been.”
TERF-ism on the half-shill. Nothing more, nothing less.
Chan, as we remember, was captured on audio engaging in a Lee Atwater-style strategy of opposing the entire ordinance via “never [saying that being gay is a choice] outside because they kill me” so as to passively gin up anti-LGBT hate in order to keep her own political hands clean (anyone else see a rat sniffing a congressional seat?).
This is no different.
This amendment removes trans people from the ordinance in practice while allowing LGB( )-leader-favor-currying politicians to claim that they voted for a trans-inclusive ordinance.
When we will know that they really didn’t.
The amendment will serve as a license for any and all to demand that anyone who is even remotely suspected of being a trans woman (sorry guys, but you know as well as we do that the ratio of this being inflicted on trans women to trans men will be over 99 to 1) prove up not only her genitals but, in light of the non-TERF right-wingers’ (because we all know that TERFs are, at heart, right-wingers) reliance on Littleton v. Prange, to prove up her at-birth identity documentation.
It is trans-exterminationism 101.
If the amendment is part of the proposed ordinance, then the proposed ordinance should not only be killed in its entirety, but its remains should be doused in whatever form of acid it is that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman use to dissolve the people they’ve killed.