It seems to always come down to toilets for some people.
Assemblyman Wannabe senator Mike Doherty (R-Knuckledragger) and Asw Alison Litell McHose (R-Crazytown) who today announced their intention to introduce a bill requiring the Legislature to inform parents of school children who visit the State House of the Legislature’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.
Yeah. So the NJ Law Against Discrimination has been amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression – ooooh I’m getting vewy scawd! – in employment, housing, insurance, and (wait for it ….) public accomodations. And that follows the NJ Superior Court Appellate Division, to wit:
It is incomprehensible to us that our Legislature… would condone discrimination against men or women who seek to change their anatomical sex because they suffer from a gender identity disorder.
I don’t know how even the most throwback of our legislators could argue that people shouldn’t have employment opportunity, or be able to buy a house, or insurance. It’s not defensible. So, they don’t even go there. They go for what they think will light up parents by playing to their worst fear that something will happen to their little kids: Trouble in the bathroom. Bad people near little Ali or Mikey’s pee pee. When all else fails, try to equate people with child-molesters.
I bring this matter to your attention because the Legislature often plays host to busloads of very young school girls who have a need, as children do, to use our toilet facilities.
Boom. There it is! Now, standing aside for the moment – and um, really, really far away from – Doherty’s and McHose’s fascination with the bathroom, let’s take a moment and talk about what our children actually have to fear when they get on that yellow school bus and take a field trip to watch how a bill becomes law.
Jump with me, and I’ll show you what your kids really have to fear when they visit the State House: