Your Kind Cannot Pee Here, Cont.

Governor Mike Pence signs Indiana’s We Don’t Serve Your Kind into law with the approving gaze of Indiana’s various mullahs, clerics, and militia tribesmen.

NYTimes: Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

“The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

“A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of sex in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing sex largely as an individual’s choice — and prompting fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept.

“Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed. Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. … Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.”

That NYTimes headline really clearly tells us what is at stake with this issue, and this redefinition has Mike and Mother’s fingerprints all over it. Wingnuttia probably sees this as a crumb to throw to Y’all Qaeda, but the impact —which will be huge and tragic to transpeople—won’t be limited to transpeople.

Axios notes:

Be smart: The move would most directly impact discrimination cases in terms of education, but would likely have a much wider effect on the civil rights and public acceptance of transgender people.

Opponents of transgender rights would likely use a redefined Title IX definition as an impetus to roll back all manner of civil rights.

So another theocrat, Special Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos will get all moist over this, too. Rolling back Title IX has long been a special project of White Supremacists, this gives them a foot in the door.

UPDATE 1: Ten Bears reminds us that he has an excellent older post on Fascism that goes to the heart of this attack on our LGBTQ allies.

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12 Responses to Your Kind Cannot Pee Here, Cont.

  1. YellowDog says:

    If the presence of certain genitalia is the determining factor, how would this impact Dense, since mother has his balls in her purse?

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  2. w3ski4me says:

    No, it’s not like we have serious problems to deal with in this country, let’s go back to ‘gay bashing’. Since there is nothing more important than that?
    “Trying to legislate morality is the enemy of humankind”.
    If this Nation could only focus on something important, let’s say “Global Warming” for instance, we surely could get some action going, but we are too concerned with the gays and the black people “being there” to ever come together for The Good of humanity! That is the ultimate burn to me. That the powers that be distract us from ever truly being effective.
    “It’s just the way it is”, but it Angers me greatly,especially when we fall back on “old whipping boy” standards. We are capable of so much More!

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  3. Ten Bears says:

    I am so looking forward to being a part of the backlash.

    Oh, and Characteristics 3, 5 & 7 of the 14 Defining Characteristics …

    Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
    Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
    Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

    Feel free to read the rest

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    So, how CAN one tell the difference between male & female chromosomes, fer instance?

    Answer: You hafta look inta their genes…

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  5. ktron says:

    Please don’t confuse the biological necessity of “sex” with the sociological concept of “gender”.

    People are people, however they choose to define themselves is fine, but as the Roche sisters sang, “Sex is for Children”

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  6. Scottie says:

    I am really worried about this as this has been the agenda of fundamentalist Christian right for decades. To get their view of sex, sexuality , and the horrible sin or same sex attraction put into law. First comes the defining the law, then comes criminalisation based on the definitions already put in place. The American Taliban and Christian sharia laws are about to be enacted. Let the theocracy begin.

    It reminds me of the poem:

    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


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  7. donnah says:

    They’re shooting for the moon because they’ve gotten everything else on their list. Nevermind that Trump said he was a friend to gays and transgenders. He has lied so often that nobody even remembers. They will, as part of Pence’s reward, let transgender people be “othered” right out of existance. Pence represents the Right Wing religious conservatives and this was on their agenda the whole time. And since we haven’t done much to stop any of them, they figure it’s theirs to do.

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  8. RWW says:

    These Theocrats can go fuck themselves… with the immutable genitalia they were born with.

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