“To our transgender brothers and sisters, we will not allow a federal nondiscrimination or hate crimes bill to move forward that does not include you. You are us and we will not walk down the path to equality without you at our side.”
–Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, speaking at a tranny conference in Kansas City. Basically, he’s proposing political suicide. (NOTE: I do not support hate crimes legislation for any minority — murder is murder, hate is hate, but that’s another discussion.)
It’s not an all or nothing world, and Foreman — typical of the shortsighted queer establishment — has betrayed 95 percent of his constituency, as gay journalist Chris Crain points out:
It’s one thing to promise that “gender identity or expression” will be added to the categories to be protected in legislation to ban bias in the workplace, housing, public accommodations and the like, as well as to a federal hate crime bill. It’s quite another to promise to fight our own gay rights bills if there’s insufficient support for trans protections in Congress.
That’s every bit the betrayal it would have been for Martin Luther King, Jr., himself — he who said an injustice toward one is injustice toward all — to promise civil rights legislation based on race wouldn’t go forward until sexual orientation could be added; or for feminist leaders to promise no protection based on gender in federal civil rights laws until sexual orientation could be included.