Yeah, everyone’s sure at least these groups are anyways, a bill with public accommodations wouldn’t have passed. Or maybe it would have. We will never know because these groups didn’t want public accommodations included and they refused to listen to us.
Least we forget that all that all these organizations participated in the silencing of the victim of the Maryland Beating, a transgender resident of Maryland! Equality Maryland (EQMD), National Gay Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTC), guilty.
These organizations are now grandstanding trying to milk this tragedy claiming they fought to legislate transgender equality this spring. What they are NOT saying is they used every means at there disposal to deceive, hide, mislead, censor, alienate and finally ignore the Maryland transgender community while pushing a bill on them that they didn’t want.
What they are NOT saying is that HB 235 even if passed would have had NO effect on this crime. What they are NOT saying is that these national organizations together conspired to strip public accommodations from the previous years equality bill so as to get a cheap victory at the cost to transgender people.
This cost Ms.Polis very dearly. Its time for the lies to stop. It’s time for equality Maryland to lift it’s censorship of it facebook page. It’s time for gay.com to respect transgender people’s wishes.