Massresistance The â€œTransgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill," H502 (also S764 -- identical version filed in the Senate), currently before the Massachusetts Legislature, is actually more extreme than the previous version attempted last session. In fact, in our observation it is the most radical â€œtransgenderâ€ legislation ever attempted in America.
Nevertheless, the passage of H502 is the stated number-one goal of the homosexual and transgender movement in Massachusetts. They have been devoting enormous resources and lobbying efforts to force the Legislature to pass it this year.
Here's how this bill will affect you:
1. Broad legal definition of â€œgender identity or expressionâ€ (Section 11) The bill creates an official legal definition that is extremely broad:
â€œThe term â€˜gender identity or expressionâ€™ shall mean a gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual, regardless of the individualâ€™s physiology or assigned sex at birth.â€ (Sec. 11)
Thus a man can simply â€œexpress himselfâ€ or â€œbehaveâ€ like a woman to be legally considered a female! And the phrase â€œregardless of physiology or assigned sex at birthâ€ reads like science fiction. Note that physiology has no reality for these activists. So-called "sex-change" surgeries are no longer the standard for attempting to reclassify one's "gender." Imagine what the words "expression" and "behavior" might allow. All of this opens the door to a Pandoraâ€™s box of legal problems.
2. Pushes transgender agenda into public schools and charter schools (Sections 1-5, 8, 9, 10)
Homosexual groups have fought for years to force schools to allow boys to dress and act like girls, use girlsâ€™ facilities, or for girls to be allowed on boys' athletic teams, etc., if they consider themselves â€œtransgenderâ€. This bill would prohibit all public schools and charter schools from turning away kids on the basis of â€œgender identity or expressionâ€ even if, in the case of public schools, theyâ€™re coming in from other districts.