4/27/11

State's Attorney can't Prosecute McDonald Beating as a Trans Hate Crime because of EQMD, NCTE, NGLTF, MD ACLU and HRC


Maryland's AG can't prosecute the McDonald beating as a transgender Hate Crime because of the legislative efforts of EQMD, NCTE, NGLTF, ACLU of MD, and HRC's sponsorship, tacit or direct, of HB 235.

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.

4 comments:

The Southpaw said...
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Tammy Beth said...

(previous comment was same as this one, but stupid google picked the wrong ID arbitrarily and i tried to delete it. oh well)

your information is incorrect. Whatever the problems with the handling of HB235 (and they are many) that was not, in fact, a hate crime bill.

Gender identity is indeed covered under Maryland's hate crime statute.

See here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_LGBT-related_hate_crime_law_in_the_United_States.svg

Kelli Anne Busey said...

Tammy Beth, thank you for that great link. I just might be very wrong. I'll have to wait and see if the Polis attack is prosecuted as a transgender hate crime and if not why.

Cathy Brennan said...

Kelli, your illiteracy is a source of great humor. Keep up the good work!