One of our favorite blogs is Diana’s Little Corner in the Nutmeg State. We consider Diana a friend and comrade in this battle to set things right. The following piece is from her blog.
The right wing conservatives now want us to get permission before we go the bathroom and this is their craziest idea yet.
Ask Me First Campaign Wants Trans People to First Get Permission to Use Public Restrooms
The New Civil Rights Movement
By Carlyle Addy
September 21, 2016
Campaign Backed by Faith-Based Anti-LGBT Groups“We are moms, daughters, students, athletes, survivors and businesswomen who believe our voices matter.”
This is how the Ask Me First campaign introduces itself.
Ask Me First is an anti-transgender campaign asking politicians to ask women for permission before protecting trans people – whom they call “gender-confused” – who are attempting to use public facilities or participate in public events. The campaign features a few stories on their website from women upset about trans inclusive policies at various levels. They call equal rights “special accommodation.”
“As we all consider the policy changes we’re seeing concerning privacy and safety in restrooms and locker rooms, we think there are certain voices that are being ignored — perhaps on purpose,” Ask Me First accuses, ignoring the fact that transgender people’s voices have always been ignored.
And who is behind this latest campaign, why it is none other than our favorite nemeses,
The campaign is backed by faith-based anti-LGBT groups, including the Family Policy Alliance, formerly Citizen Link, which is the public policy arm of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family. The FPA is also associated with Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council and the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Some of them have been labeled “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Why can’t they just let us pee in peace.