Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Steve Stanton - What are they thinking here?

So the discrimination goes on...

The City Planner in Largo Florida is being fired because of his intent to transition from m to f.

"Rational" arguments supporting this decision were:

'If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you he'd want him terminated Make no mistake about it.''
by said Pastor Ron Saunders of Largo's Lighthouse Baptist Church

"it might undermine the representation of the city in the eyes of the community. It could become very awkward.''
from Mathew Staver, founder of the conservative Liberty Counsel legal group

There is also talk that trumped up "performance issues" and "voter misrepresentation" were used as well.

What is with these people? How can a woman possibly "undermine the representation of a city in the eyes of a community? And has it occurred to anyone besides me that not too long ago statements like "Jesus would want..." were tantamount to blasphemy and subject to death by stoning? Oh yeah, silly me, I forgot...its a WOMAN.

The possible good from this may just be getting job security for transitioning people up to the Federal Supreme Court and get the matter decided - hopefully in favor of the TS - once and for all.

Very few states have job security legislation in place for TS's. Did you know that the wonderfuly liberal state of California is NOT one of them?

Read the article! There is lots of good info inside about positive things underway. But for now...

sign me: still disgusted at the level of bs thrown at women simply because they are women

The quotes contained here were taken from a Los Angeles Times Article from the AP,1,6062207.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
titled: Florida City Official Fired Over Sex Change
dated: March 1, 2007