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Any Equality Except Trans Equality

From Marriage Vomit Central:

Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill gets its first hearing in the Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 8 beginning at 1 p.m. in Annapolis. Those interested in testifying have until 12:45 p.m. that day to register, but a Senate spokesperson today warned that large crowds are expected so anyone planning to attend should arrive early.

Maryland’s Senate has 47 members; 24 votes are needed for passage. The Baltimore Sun reported this weekend that the marriage bill has 20 solid supporters, with six senators so far declining to express a position on the bill. They are:

  • Sen. John Astle, Anne Arundel County Democrat (800-492-7122              800-492-7122      , x3578)
  • Sen. Joan Carter Conway, Baltimore Democrat (800-492-7122              800-492-7122      , x3145)
  • Sen. Ulysses Currie, Prince George’s County Democrat (800-492-7122              800-492-7122      , x3127)
  • Sen. Edward Kasemeyer, Baltimore and Howard counties Democrat (800-492-7122              800-492-7122      , x3653)
  • Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, Baltimore County Democrat (800-492-7122              800-492-7122      , x3620)
  • Sen. James Rosapepe, Prince George’s County Democrat (800-492-7122              800-492-7122      , x3141)

If you live in one of these Senators’ districts, activists urge that you call to express your view of marriage equality as soon as possible.

And I encourage all of you to call and express the following view: The word marriage has no business being uttered until the trans equality bill is signed into law by the governor, so vote NO until trans people are equal to gays in Maryland.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m particularly fond of the bill that Free State Just Us ,er…, (In)Equality Maryland is actually trying to shove down everyone’s throats.  But, under no circumstances should anyone support the gay marriage bill until, at the very least, the trans employment bill becomes law.  In fact, I hereby explicitly call for active opposition to the gay marriage bill until such time as gays and lesbians can no longer discriminate against trans people in Maryland.

[Cross-posted at ENDABlog]

13 Comments

  1. […] like I touched a Marriage-Derangement-Syndrome-addled nerve : WHAT THE ***** IS WRONG WITH YOU – YOU THINK GAY MEN AND LESBIANS SHOULD NOT HAVE THE RIGHT […]

  2. […] like I touched a Marriage-Derangement-Syndrome-addled nerve over in the comments section at Transadvocate: WHAT THE ***** IS WRONG WITH YOU – YOU THINK GAY MEN AND LESBIANS SHOULD NOT HAVE THE RIGHT […]

  3. Taking a deep breath, wishing it was obvious, knowing it isn’t; the actual moral function of liberation is to embrace and give witness with the most disenfranchised until everyone is included among the oppressed. Applied in this case, it means that everyone who is anti the oppressors should stand with the Trans people.
    I have read many comments on this piece on FB – where they think those who can get rights should get them and leave out those who are not currently included. While they are ardent in their position, it is not fundamentally sound. No One Is Equal Until Everyone is Equal. If it is EQUALITY we are working for then we cannot exclude any on the road to out destination.

  4. planetspinz says:

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU – YOU THINK GAY MEN AND LESBIANS SHOULD NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO MARRY – FUCK YOU ASSHOLES

    • Anonymous says:

      Dear marriage equality first crybaby, apparently you have a reading comprehension problem as well as being rude as hell. Yes gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, but if you want to call this an LGBT community you should have legislative priorities that try and bring employment equality TO THE ENTIRE community before you go looking for marriage rights.

    • Anonymous says:

      PS, if you use expletives on this blog again, you’ll be banned.

      • planetspinz says:

        THEN BAN ME YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE THE PEOPLE DIVIDED WILL ALWAYS BE DEFEATED YOU ARE THE SAME AS THE FUCKING HETEROSUPREMACIST TYRANNICAL THEOCRATS – LET ME GUESS BEFORE YOUR SURGERY YOU LIVED THE STR8 PRIVILEGED LIFESTYLE

        • Anonymous says:

          THIS is what gay first supremacy looks like (@planetspinz). #gaymarriageonly24365 #lgbt #transgender

        • Anonymous says:

          Shocking that most of your comments are at Americablog. I’m SHOCKED I TELL YOU! #profiletellsmeallIneedtoknow #troll #glbt

          • Anonymous says:

            Quell surprise there. I love how we, and not the “trans protections and rights later” crowd, are always the ones who are “dividing” in their minds.

            And by “love” I mean “hate with a seething rage,” of course.

        • Kathy says:

          Helpful hints:

          1. Your caps button seems to be stuck
          2. Marti wasn’t straight before coming out
          3. If you’re going to call someone a theocrat & heteronormative – maybe you should point out where they discussed religion or heterosupremacy?
          4. You live in NY – you already have employment & public accommodation rights – trans people there don’t. Yet – that splitting of the community isn’t questioned by you? Why? And – why is going for EVEN MORE RIGHTS (damn – there’s that pesky caps button again) for you before other lgbt people get those you have not splitting the community?
          5. Who’s being heteronormative when you but a hetero institution over the ability of lgbt people to feed their families and have a place to live? Is your registering at Bloomies that really much more important than than someone eating?
          6. How do you know Marti has had any surgery ?

  5. Ryan says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t “active opposition to the gay marriage bill” still be focusing on gay marriage? I mean, any energy expended gay marriage (for or against) is still energy that isn’t being used to further equality/lack of discrimination for trans people.

    • Kat says:

      “wouldn’t ‘active opposition to the gay marriage bill’ still be focusing on gay marriage?”

      Well, without modifiers it would be.

      But, “active opposition to the gay marriage bill until such time as gays and lesbians can no longer discriminate against trans people in Maryland,” if actually expressed in those terms (which, in all honesty, is the only way I can see doing so if actually engaging in the active opposition to which I refer) would be a form of education on why trans needs are more important – and critically necessary – than gay wants, a form of education that I seriously doubt that more than 1% of those pushing for gay wants to take precedence over trans needs actually have engaged in or would know how to engage in if they were so inclined.

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