It’s also another example of what I continue to say in terms of the most dangerous bigot is the one with the power to write legislation.
Teapublican Rep. Debbie Riddle has just filed HB 1748, an odious bill that if it becomes law, would make it a class-A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in
jail and a maximum $4,000 fine for transgender people to use
“a locker room, shower facility, or toilet facility designated for use
by persons of a gender that is not the same gender as the individual’s
Damn Debbie, don’t we have better things to spend our valuable Lone Start State legislative time on besides obsessing over what bathroom trans people use?
Really makes me wonder why you white conservatives continue to express this deep seated need to oppress people.
Riddle’s HB 1748 would also make it a state jail felony punishable
by up to two years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine for a building
manager to “repeatedly allow” a transgender person to use such a
facility according to their gender identity.
What’s even more interesting is how this scientifically illiterate bill defines gender:
Hey Debbie, would love to see you lead by example and volunteer to do a chromosome test. I and every other Texas trans person would laugh our asses off if you came up anything but XX.
This caca is why my hatred of Republicans grows the older I get and with every legislative session they propose bills that repress everyone else except white conservative males.
I also get pissed off when some liberal progressive person stupidly says in my presence that voting is a waste of time. Sitting out elections is why this scientifically challenged person is in the Texas Legislature now.
Looks like a trip to Austin is coming soon. And Texas transpeeps, time for us to saddle up and become agents of our own liberation and fight this crappy (pun intended) bill.
But it also evidence that the trans human rights movement is winning if the best that conservative opponents can do is go back to recycled for the new millennium Jim Crow tactics and attempt to criminalize the bathrooms once again.