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‘Equality’ for 0.5%

Posted on | November 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

There is no fraction of the population so tiny that it cannot be organized into a victimhood constituency that provides liberals an opportunity to congratulate themselves on their moral superiority:

BOSTON – Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed H.3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity,” historic legislation to legally protect transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit. The new law, signed at the State House today, also provides additional civil rights and protections from hate crimes. . . .
“Massachusetts strives to be an inclusive Commonwealth, and this new law acknowledges that discrimination against any person will not be tolerated,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray.
The transgender equal rights law will make Massachusetts the 16th state to treat transgender citizens as a protected class. . . .
“Today is a another step toward ensuring equal protections for all citizens and eradicating discrimination in our Commonwealth,” said Attorney General Martha Coakley. “For too long, transgender people have suffered in silence in seeking employment, safe housing and educational opportunities. With the signing of this bill, Massachusetts has created a better, and fairer, future for all residents, regardless of their gender identity or expression.” . . .
“This bill is about making sure that our anti-discrimination and civil rights laws protect all victims,” said Senator Benjamin B. Downing. “For too long the 33,000 transgender residents in Massachusetts have gone without these protections. Thanks to this step that will no longer be the case.”

So, I did the math: 6.5 million people in Massachusetts according to the Census Bureau, 33,000 “transgender residents” according to Downing and, unless I misplaced the decimal point, these liberals are applauding themselves for providing “equal protection” to about one-half of one percent of the state’s people. What about the other 99.5 percent?

Never mind. The grand crusade for “eradicating discrimination” must continue on behalf of those who have “suffered in silence” — as if, prior to passage of this legislation, Massachusetts was a hive of intolerance.

Ask yourself: What “rights” have actually been secured by this legislation that is the occasion for another tiresome outburst of liberal self-congratulation? Mainly, the right to sue people for “discrimination,” creating more work for ambulance-chasers who can now collect fees for filing nuisance lawsuits against companies accused of failing to meet their quota of transgendered employees.

So when people in Boston start showing up for work dressed like extras from The Rocky Horror Picture Show — and threatening to sue anybody who says a discouraging word about their legally protected right to “gender identity” — don’t say I didn’t warn you.

UPDATE: Since we’re talking about percentages, are there any millionaires among those “33,000 transgender residents in Massachusetts”? Because if they’re part of that 1%, they have no rights.


7 Responses to “‘Equality’ for 0.5%”

  1. Anonymous
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    I wonder how they arrived at the 33,000 in the first place. That means one of every 200 people are transgender, ain’t buying.

  2. Anonymous
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    Remember, we’re talking about Massachusetts here. Harvard University alone probably has thousands of ’em.

  3. Anonymous
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    I might buy that up to half of Harvard is gay, after doing several projects at UNC Chapel Hill I’d say 25% of the guys attending there are gay. But tranny is a whole nother animal, I’m not convinced and bear in mind it would be in the moonbats interest to drastically inflate the numbers to justify their actions.

  4. Joe
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    It must be a B[G}ay State thing.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    November 23rd, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    Hopefully, the provision was removed that allows these folks the ‘right’ to use whatever bathroom they please. 

  6. M. Thompson
    November 24th, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

  7. James Knauer
    November 24th, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    This is not new.  15 other states plus D.C. have similar laws.  By 2030 or so, even MS will protect all its citizens in law.