Trans for Obama: Reason #7

Posted by – October 29, 2008

Reason #7: Because in locations like Montgomery County, Maryland, and in Gainesville, Florida, attempts are afoot to repeal trans inclusive legislation that has already been passed. (The Maryland attempt already failed, thankfully.) But they’re doing so with signs that say “Sign our petition to keep men out of the ladies’ room!” Said Florida legislation wants cities to conform to the state’s civil rights code, which is often far less progressive – and far less trans inclusive – than the cities’. (And there’s something similar going on in Colorado.)

A report, not from AlterNet, not from Mother Jones, but from CNN, about voter suppression and voter roll purging that’s important to read, especially since “identity document mismatch” could get trans people’s registrations thrown out.

Are you voting next week?

1 Comment on Trans for Obama: Reason #7

  1. liongirlden says:

    I already voted by mail :-) Here in Colorado, we have the option of getting a mail-in ballot or going to an early voting center (through this Friday). It’s great! I hope these two options will decrease the crush on Tuesday. The long lines to vote in both ’04 and ’06 were very discouraging at a number of polling places in Denver and around the state. All you folks in Colorado, please vote early–and for Obama!

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