Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Republican National Committee Declaration of War against Transgender People

Daer readers, it's happened.  Several days ago, the Republican National Committee issued a Resolution.  I've reproduced it down below, word for word.

Screen shot from RNC website, link below.

Yes, the print is small in that picture.  So, as I said, it's reproduced below.

It's a lot of big hateful words there.  Please allow me to summarize it.

"Transgender people do not exist.  They do NOT deserve equal rights, like the rest of the country."  (well, except for African Americans.  And women.  And...Oh, sorry.)

According to the GOP, our Truth is a Lie.  We are simply perverted.  Or Gay.  Or "confused" (that's the nicest thing I've heard them call us.)

Think about that for a second.  The RNC is ordering all Republicans to discriminate against us at all times.

That's not just Federal level.  That's state level.  And Local level.  And most importantly, School Boards.  Think about it.  School boards are the ones who control what the next generations learn.  Yes, they are supposed follow the State and federal guidelines, but there are times they don't.  But remember, republicans are at those levels as well, denying our reality.

Remember also, that major GOP candidates, especially Rafael Eduardo Cruz, have attended anti-LGBT rallies, and had speakers on their stages calling for our extermination.  Cruz has dome it multiple times now.

I recently posted a piece in this blog written by my dear friend Kayden, in which she eloquently stated the following:

Seriously... if you're going to vote for these people, then step up to the plate here and own it. Explain to me why you're okay with all of that. Tell me how it's worth it to you to support a platform built on blind hatred of myself and others like me (not to mention countless other minority citizens). Tell my why you support people who are more concerned with terrorizing me than they are with fixing real problems in our country.
Or better yet, the next time you see me, look me in the eyes and tell me "I'm voting for people who want to strip away your rights and your marriage and your happiness and to put your safety in jeopardy, and I'm okay with that because..." If you have the courage to do that, I'll give you a fair listen.

She's absolutely spot on.  And I echo her words.  As Bob Dylan once wrote "You've got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend.  When I was down, you just stood there grinning."

If you claim to be my friend, yet support stripping my rights, well, how can you claim to be my friend?  Simple.  You can't.  The stakes are too high now.  Transpeople are dying- suicide... murder... and the GOP wants to push us along.

Just... go away.

As promised, what follows is the text of the RNC resolution, copied directly from their website.  Link below as well.


Republican National Committee
 Counsel’s Office


WHEREAS, A person’s sex is defined as the physical condition of being male or female, which is determined at conception, identified at birth by a person’s anatomy, recorded on their official birth certificate, and can be confirmed by DNA testing;

WHEREAS, Transgender policies deal with students who choose to be designated by their desired gender identity; an identity that conflicts with their anatomical sex;

WHEREAS, The U.S. Congress has never included gender identity within the Title IX Federal Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity and that mandates allowing students of one biological sex to play sports designated for the opposite biological sex;

WHEREAS, Federal courts have ruled that Title IX does not extend to claims of discrimination based on gender identity and that schools can maintain separate restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities on the basis of sex where privacy is a concern;

WHEREAS, The Obama Administration’s Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights released an updated policy letter stating that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to an individual’s chosen gender identity of male or female;

WHEREAS, Federal courts have ruled that the U.S. Department of Education’s interpretation of Title IX is not legally binding because the Department lacks authority to promulgate such an interpretation; and WHEREAS, Policies of the Obama Administration, presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and public schools that allow any students to use the restrooms, locker rooms, or other facilities designated for the exclusive use of the other sex infringes on the rights of privacy and conscience of other students; and therefore be it

RESOLVED, The Republican National Committee calls on the Department of Education to rescind its interpretation of Title IX that wrongly includes facility use issues by transgender students.

RESOLVED, The Republican National Committee encourages State Legislatures to recognize that these Obama gender identity policies are a federal governmental overreach, a misinterpretation of Title IX policies, and an infringement upon the majority of students’ Constitutional rights; and

RESOLVED, The Republican National Committee encourages state legislatures to enact laws that protect student privacy and limit the use of restrooms, locker rooms and similar facilities to members of the sex to whom the facility is designated.
 (Source: Republican National Committee)

1 comment:

  1. More hate from the party of hate and discrimination. It is unbelievable how far the gop has fallen, but that's what happens when you are for sale. Apparently their new owners are full of hate and discrimination and are demanding that their underlings pass it on.