Thursday, January 5, 2017

Just how damned stupid is Dan Patrick?

Greetings from Texas
Today at the urging of Dan Patrick the Texas legislature filed the Privacy Protection Act. As Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick does not represent all of the citizens of Texas. His constituency is clearly defined as white-Christian-heterosexual-cisgender.

If signed into law, the act not only bans transgender accommodations but it prohibits municipalities from enacting ordinances that provide transgender access, making those already in effect null and void.

According to Patrick (who is one of the dumbest fucking Christian bigots on the planet):
Transgender people have obviously been going into the ladies' room for a long time, and there hasn't been an issue that I know of. But if laws are passed by cities and counties and school districts that allow men to go into a bathroom because of the way they feel, we will not be able to stop sexual predators from taking advantage of that law, like sexual predators take advantage of the internet.
If there is no issue then why would there be one? There is no evidence that any transgender woman has sexually assaulted another woman in a women's restroom. The notion of transgender women being predators is comparable to the promoted idea that gay men are only interested in “recruiting” teenage boys and turning them gay or that black men are obsessed with the urge to rape white women.

Texas businesses are strongly opposed to the measure. They do not want to be the next North Carolina. Given that these same businesses form the GOP's donor base, this is going to catch up to folks like Patrick eventually.

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