Sunday, June 26, 2005

I'm a violent rapist, can I go to the women's prison?

City debates anti-discrimination code
A public hearing was held Tuesday for community members to share their opinions regarding a proposal to add transgender identity to Eugene’s anti-discrimination code. The current city law protects against discrimination for the “actual or perceived” identity of a heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual individual.

The revision would add to the law transgender identity, which the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission defines in their Transgender Issues Packet as “anyone who exhibits characteristics of a gender that does not match their apparent or actual physical sex.”

Mayor Jim Torrey’s concerns for privacy in public facilities and the potential costs of transgender accommodations in bathrooms, showers and locker rooms remained prevalent for many of the speakers at Tuesday’s hearing.

Besides the restroom and locker room issues, the commission’s packet lists several other problems the transgender community faces, including employment, dress codes, prisons, passports, name changes and pronouns, bias crimes and violence.

Is this really where we are headed? Seriously? Can a freak who insists he is a woman be able to use the women's locker room with the cities support? The "transgender community" is simply a group of people with a mental disorder, not an opressed minority.

Our gradual acceptance of this freakshow will have devastating affects on our children and grandchildren. Imagine a world with no gender roles, (we are almost there already) no defined boundaries between sexes, and "perception" overrules biological fact.

I for one will never allow a 40 year old man to follow my wife or daughter into a bathroom/changing room/locker room. And if I was ever on a jury where a father was accused of a "hate crime" for stopping a deranged individual from doing the same, my vote will be "not guilty!"

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