South Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

  • metta

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    Feb 17, 2016 1:42 AM GMT
    South Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

    HB 1008 seeks to ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The measure was passed by the state senate Tuesday after being passed by the state house last week.


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/south-dakota-becomes-first-state-to-pass-anti-transgender-st
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    Feb 17, 2016 2:26 AM GMT
    Another measure being considered in South Dakota serves as an example of the new surge of religious freedom bills. It has more than three dozen co-sponsors, and, after passing unanimously in the House, is awaiting further action in the Senate. It extends protections for people with three moral beliefs that are laid out in the bill’s text:

    (1) Marriage is or should only be recognized as the union of one man and one woman
    (2) Sexual relations are properly reserved to marriage
    (3) The terms male or man and female or woman refer to distinct and immutable biological sexes that are determined by anatomy and genetics by the time of birth.

    http://time.com/4220345/south-dakota-bathroom-bill-religious-freedom/
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    Feb 17, 2016 2:16 PM GMT
    I just *love* how religious nuts ignore scientific facts.

    (1) Marriage is or should only be recognized as the union of one man and one woman
    (2) Sexual relations are properly reserved to marriage
    (3) The terms male or man and female or woman refer to distinct and immutable biological sexes that are determined by anatomy and genetics by the time of birth.

    "Sexual relations are properly reserved to marriage" - can't wait to see how they explain to their children of whatever age that they've just blacklisted their normal behaviour - I'm sure that will go over so well at Sunday family dinner.

    For that matter, does that mean divorcees getting back in the dating scene and having sex is now also wrong? They aren't married yet, but they are of legal age of consent. How about their fellow politicians with mistresses (we always find out about them eventually) - they aren't married either...

    As for #3 - how do they categorize hermaphrodites - they are uncommon, but not non-existent. Or people who are XXY - since 2 X chromosomes is female, but XY is male. This is "distinct and immutable", so what *are* they?

    As always I just hope one of the sponsors of this bill has to deal the the public embarrassment of having a family member caught up in their legal quagmire - with result that said family member can blast them in the media as being the closed-minded bigot that they are.
  • Relajado

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    Feb 17, 2016 11:42 PM GMT
    Ridiculous.

    Sex is a product of nature. Marriage is not. These bills shove religion into the public sphere.
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    Feb 18, 2016 1:21 AM GMT
    Awesome news. I wouldn't want any chicks with or without fake dicks looking at my junk.

    Please use the restrooms at Planet Freekness.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 18, 2016 1:05 PM GMT
    Those gender bending radicals are bringing horrible embarrassment to the GLB community. Look how all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs in the South Dakota legislature have us all lumped with these transgender weirdos which is dead wrong. This is why it is time to permanently remove the T from the GLB community once and for all.
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    Feb 18, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThose gender bending radicals are bringing horrible embarrassment to the GLB community. Look how all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs in the South Dakota legislature have us all lumped with these transgender weirdos which is dead wrong. This is why it is time to permanently remove the T from the GLB community once and for all.


    We only need to remove those who weakens the collective suffering of G,L, B and T including those toxic forces that hollows us from within.
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    Feb 18, 2016 8:16 PM GMT
    Doctor9 said
    As for #3 - how do they categorize hermaphrodites - they are uncommon, but not non-existent. Or people who are XXY - since 2 X chromosomes is female, but XY is male. This is "distinct and immutable", so what *are* they?


    Never seen anyone who was born with the last pair of chromosomes XY manage to change it to XX or vice versa. That sounds pretty immutable to me.

    As to hermaphrodites, it is a genetic abnormality.
    "Aside from having an ambiguous-looking external genitalia, true hermaphroditism in humans differs from pseudohermaphroditism in that the person's karyotype has both XX and XY chromosome pairs (46XX/46XY, 46XX/47XXY or 45X/XY mosaic) and having both testicular and ovarian tissue. One possible pathophysiologic explanation of this rare phenomenon is a parthenogenetic division of a haploid ovum into two haploid ova. Upon fertilization of the two ova by two sperm cells (one carrying an X and the other carrying a Y chromosome), the two fertilized ova are then fused together resulting in a person having dual genitalial, gonadal (ovotestes) and genetic sex."

    Still you can't change your genetic code.

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  • tazzari

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    Feb 18, 2016 11:20 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidAwesome news. I wouldn't want any chicks with or without fake dicks looking at my junk.

    Please use the restrooms at Planet Freekness.


    sorry you think it's junk. Though maybe if it's just junk, they wouldn't want to see it.
  • Wendigo9

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    Feb 19, 2016 11:47 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThose gender bending radicals are bringing horrible embarrassment to the GLB community. Look how all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs in the South Dakota legislature have us all lumped with these transgender weirdos which is dead wrong. This is why it is time to permanently remove the T from the GLB community once and for all.

    I second that entirely, you're born male or female, trannies and intersex are the same thing (messed up and fake). If they want a "gender neutral" bathroom of their own so bad, point them to a dirty smelly outhouse, right by the circus freakshow where they belong. Focus on the REAL in the harsh reality we live in people, well as in RealJock!