4/24/12

EEOC: Transsexuals Covered Under Tittle VII, of The Civil Rights Act 1964

In what at first glance may seem too good to be true the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that transgender people are protected by vitue of our sex from workplace discrimination under Title VII The Grandmother of Equal Rights Laws!

Title VII

Title VII prohibits not only intentional discrimination, but also practices that have the effect of discriminating against individuals because of their race, color, national origin, religion, or sex.

Source: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions And Answers.

Sex Discrimination

Title VII's broad prohibitions against sex discrimination specifically cover:

Sexual Harassment - This includes practices ranging from direct requests for sexual favors to workplace conditions that create a hostile environment for persons of either gender, including same sex harassment. (The "hostile environment" standard also applies to harassment on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability.)

The Transgender Law Center blog statement:
San Francisco, CA) - In a landmark ruling, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Title VII, the federal sex discrimination law, protects employees who are discriminated against because they are transgender. In its unprecedented decision, the EEOC concluded that “intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, discrimination ‘based on … sex’ and such discrimination … violates Title VII.” The EEOC is the federal agency that interprets and enforces federal employment discrimination law, and today’s decision marks the first time it has offered clear guidance on this issue.

EEOC Ruling

CeCe McDonald's Pre Trial Hearing Postponed

Pretrial Hearing Rescheduled

Today CeCe McDonald had a pretrial hearing scheduled. Thirty plus supporters and family members came to pack the courtroom yet again to show the community love of CeCe. After two hours of in chambers discussion CeCe's pretrial hearing was rescheduled for Friday, April 27th at 9am.
We again ask for community members to come out to show support of CeCe by packing the courtroom. Please wear your Free CeCe shirts & buttons to show solidarity!

When: Friday, April 27th at 9am

Where: Hennipen County Government Building


Sincerely,

CeCe McDonald Support Committee

On the web at Support Cece McDonald




Don Imus Violent "Tranny Chaser" Outs Himself Twice

I would be surprised if he isn't paying a transgender working girl hush money today.

Don Imus is a closeted trans chaser and the most dangerous kind. A rich white man, who feels he has the most to lose who feels above the law. Isulated from humanity Imus will use violence to massage his ego and mask his fetish. Imus has unintentionally outed himself twice, a common behaviour associated with latent trans chaser's sexuality.

I am nether sensationalizing the perjoritive "tranny" or promoting it's use. I am framimg the word in the demonsterous context that most befits Imus's behaviour. Source Wiki


Many members of the transgender community (particularly in the MTF population) use "tranny chaser" in a pejorative sense, because they consider it a fetish-like attraction to the penis of a pre-operative or non-operative trans woman MTF or to the vagina of a pre- or non-operative trans man.
In this way the phrase 'tranny chaser' can be understood for what it means.




Then on the 23rd of April On Top Magazine transscibed this segment from the Imus show:
While discussing real estate mogul Donald Trump's decision
to allow Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman, to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, Imus told Lis Wiehl and Deirdre Imus about the incident. “You know one of the things I wouldn't talk about for years was while I was in the Marine Corps – I went into the Marine Corps when I was 17 – and I was in LA, my dad owned some apartment buildings in Los Angeles, and I picked up a babe in a bar … that girl had a penis,” he said on Imus in the Morning, which is simulcast on Fox Business Network. “And I was making out with her,” Imus said as both women reacted with disgust. “Here's what I really feel bad about is I punched him. I mean, I punched him, I shut it down,” he said.

I had a comment on my facebook page prior to posting this and the person said it was understandable that a young man should react with violence upon 'discovering' a person was transgender. Tell that to the hundreds of mothers every year who lost a child to 'trans panic'.