Two Years Ago: Obergefell v. Hodges

…and then 18 months later, tens (hundreds?) of thousands of those who ramrodded the want of marriage ahead of the basic employment-centric anti-discrimination needs of all LGBTs – including those who might not be coupled – on the national civil rights agenda voted for Trump out of lower-tax greed.

Marriage Derangement Syndrome is as Marriage Derangement Syndrome does.

When Illegitimate Justice Gorsuch writes the opinion that erases marriage equality, I will laugh at every gay Republican who whines.

Has the Future Already Been Forgotten? A Post-2007 Transgender Legal History Told Through the Eyes of the Late, (Rarely) Great Employment Non-Discrimination Act

The article is now available on the website of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.  Please read before all of the pro-HRC revisionist crap is shoveled into officially-approved discourse this fall.

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Remember 2007: The Bait-and-Switch Began Early

On the day that H.R. 2015 was introduced:

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First, Solmonese repeated the lie that the Human Right Scampaign was, in 2007, “the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization.”  (Remember, at that time it had NO trans employees, had NEVER employed a trans woman in any capacity, had just recently been proven to be fraudulently inflating its membership numbers and – of course – was not really advocating for trans rights.)

Then, he immediately referenced the first federal gay rights bill – which was a GAY-ONLY rights bill – yet he immediately followed that with a sentence utilizing “GLBT.” (Tell me that that was not fully calculated to confuse the issue.  And, also, lets not forget that the bill he referenced, not only was not trans-inclusive, but it also was not employment-inclusive! Bella Abzug’s first bill was comprehensive – as to all areas of civil rights law other than employment.)

After his usage of “GLBT” he whips back around to mixing and matching in ways that he can later mold to mean anything he wants:

nearly 90 percent of Americans believe that gays and lesbians should have equal employment opportunities. Furthermore, a healthy majority of Americans support congressional action to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Which ENDA is he referring to?

The one that was then just introduced?

Or one that would only cover gays and lesbians?

Yeh, yeh…

We know how the story ends.  But follow along.  Maybe you can convince yourselves that the Solmonese Scampaign really gave a damn about whether we lived or died.

Appletinis for all!

 

 

2007: Ten Years Ago, Ten Years After

Yes, posts have been sparse of late.

This is one of multiple reasons:
Has the Future Already Been Forgotten

The full text of this article is not yet available on the website of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.  However, I will link to it when it becomes available.

Ten Years Ago Tomorrow: H.R. 2015

Discuss.

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Remind Me Again of How ‘Incremental Progress’ Helped Trans People in Wisconsin?

WI State Detransitioning Trans Employees

But, Wisconsin has statutory sexual orientation anti-discrimination protections and Wisconsin has same-sex marriage via Obergefell v. Hodges, so all is well…

for all who matter.

Just Remember: Before There Was Milo, There Was Citizen Goodstein

HB2 – and laws substantively similar to it – happen not merely because christianists have gerrymandered democracy into oblivion but because a certain element of the gay male population has succeeded in averting negative public gaze away from themselves and onto the nonexistent ‘threat’ of trans women.

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A few months after the above was published, its author, David Goodstein, took control of the Advocate, turning it from a progressive (albeit still skewed toward men) publication that had a history of taking trans concerns seriously to a style rag for rich gay Republican men who had trouble deciding who to fantasize about while watching the debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.

A few months after Goodstein took control, his Advocate’s reaction to trans people standing up to  revealed ‘incremental progress’ wisdom of Minnesota LGBs who would benefit from gay-now-trans-whenever (whose chief lobbyist went on to found the Human Right Scampaign) was a childish editorial, written as a fairy tale, slamming all of those who didn’t accept the revealed ‘incremental progress’ wisdom of Minnesota LGBs who would benefit from gay-now-trans-whenever.

Constrictive homocon thought was being championed by a gay man who thought that 12-year-olds should be able to consent to sex with adults…

three years before Anita Bryant felt compelled to ‘save our children.’

Yet somehow not trans women are the problem.

Lets be honest here – and by that I mean answer this question while hooked up to a lie detector: Which are you less comfortable with – trans women in the women’s restroom or Milo Yiannopolous in the men’s room?

In your heart, you know what the answer is.