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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Transsexuals get free reign in restrooms?

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Posted: January 26, 2005
5:10 p.m. Eastern

Group blasts new anti-discrimination rule in California

A decision to expand anti-discrimination laws in the San Francisco Bay area is drawing fire from pro-family groups who say it will lead to conflicts between transgendered people and the public at large.

At a heated hearing in Oakland yesterday, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a resolution prohibiting discrimination based on a person's "gender identity."

It applies to Alameda County employment, services and facilities, according to Bay City News.

The measure is being blasted by the likes of Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families, who says the action will "force women and girls to endure transsexual men entering and using women's restrooms on county-owned property, including parks and libraries where children gather. The resolution also forces county employees and contractors to agree with transsexuality and sex changes, or suffer retribution if they complain or resist."

Thomasson says there may be a religious freedom lawsuit brewing to try to reverse what he calls an immoral resolution. He also is telling the public to contact the board in Alameda to express outrage over the decision.

"Pro-family citizens must make an example of the sexual anarchy of San Francisco and Alameda counties," he said. "People who love God and family must repent from complacency and learn how to run for and elect pro-family representatives to local government."

Marcus Arana of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission is among those in favor of the resolution.

It shows that "hate is not a local value of Alameda County and reiterates Alameda County's commitment to protecting county employees and facilities from discrimination," Arana told Bay City News.

"I don't see why people get in such a huff and puff," Supervisor Nate Miley said, as he called for tolerance and love. "I don't understand why people want to change their gender, but it's not for me to understand it."


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