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    October 05, 2007

    What a thoughtless Australian transsexual lesbian

    Posted by: Chris

    What was Grace Adams thinking? Before she transitioned from male to female, she married her partner, and once completing the transition succeeded in changing her passport designation from male to female. As a result, she and her spouse are effectively Australia's first same-sex couple.

    Aussielesbiancouple My first inclination was to congratulate Grace on a job well done, turning the system against itself and using the intricacies of gender law to strike a blow for all of us! 

    Then, I remembered.  "None of us is free until all of us is free." And it's "immoral" for some of us, including Grace, to enjoy a civil right, like marriage for same-sex couples, until all of us can.

    So instead of congratulations, I'll have to say, Shame on you, Grace.  Shame on you for fighting for your own civil rights instead of thinking of mine first!

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    Comments

    1. adamblast on Oct 5, 2007 4:59:26 PM:

      Personally, I'm upset at Chris himself. Until everyone can have a hot Brazilian guy, he's just being selfish.

    1. Rebecca Juro on Oct 5, 2007 5:16:20 PM:

      Um, hello, Chris? Australia? ENDA wonn't apply in a foreign country?

      Grace Adams did for herself and her partner what she was able to within the laws of her country as they exist currently. Your uncalled for sarcasm is neither relevant nor useful to our cause no matter what your position on American civil rights.

    1. Darlie on Oct 5, 2007 6:40:44 PM:

      Ahh Citizen Transphobe is at it again. Australia , wasn't there a tribe in New Guinea or somewhere closer Chris ? Now these Aussies are profoundly affected by ENDA aren't they ? But even then my unhappy little bigot, you should tell your readers the truth. Australia has civil unions for gays and 71% of Australia supports them and 57% of Austrailians support gay marriage. What do you think my little blonde haired propaganda machine ?

      I'm enjoying these little encounters Chris. Really, I am.

    1. Kat on Oct 5, 2007 9:56:13 PM:

      By getting married, what right of yours (or a hypothetical Australian counterpart) did she prevent you from securing?

      By getting married, what existing right of yours (or a hypothetical Australian counterpart) did she cause to be taken away?

      Your grade in Trans Law 101: D

      Your grade in Trans History 101: F

    1. Sean on Oct 6, 2007 5:33:18 AM:

      Transgendered people are being very selfish. They are already covered from employment discrimination based on sex. Adding gender identity to employment discrimination is just a bonus.

      "both federal district and circuit courts have applied sex discrimination laws to transgender people and other gender non-conforming individuals."

      "As Title VII has been interpreted to include transgender people in recent years, so too have state sex discrimination laws."

      http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/transgender_issues_law.html

    1. Darlie on Oct 6, 2007 5:30:59 PM:

      "Transgendered people are being very selfish."

      Yeah , that's us , selfish, 80% unemployment and all. Sean , I'm sure you aren't a stupid person, it's a shame you let stupid people write your posts for you. Adding gender identity is not a "bonus". There were no Roswell Aliens. Santa Claus ,sadly does not exist. I'm sorry to wake you and Herr Crain up but these are the facts, not your propaganda loaded horse manure.

      The Jews were selfish for not for climbing in the ovens to you I'm sure as well.

    1. Ann F on Oct 6, 2007 5:42:56 PM:

      Darlie, your posts are nothing short of rude and overdone. And frankly, I wish you would put the keyboard up and go back and play with your crayons.

    1. Darlie on Oct 6, 2007 5:54:34 PM:

      Sorry Anne I'm not done "trans-jacking " the world. You know us selfish little nig ... I mean , transsexuals. That is all we do so, shuffling around, eating watermelon, being lazy, getting married, you know.

      We are protected, did you know that ? Yup, ENDAs just a bonus for us. Yeah we are sitting pretty alright. Wooha! I know I should leave this discussion to adults like you but , I kind of like to hang around transphobic gays. Call it a fetish.

    1. Darlie on Oct 6, 2007 7:14:46 PM:

      Oh and here is Title VII for you Sean. Hope you start writing your own posts.

      "10th Circuit Denies Title VII Protection to Transsexual Plaintiff

      In Etsitty v. Utah Transit Authority, 2007 WL 2774160 (10th Cir. Sept. 20, 2007), the Tenth Circuit ruled that a transsexual is not protected by Title VII as a class and that this particular plaintiff could not establish "Price Waterhouse" gender non-conformity discrimination.

      Krystal Etsitty worked for the Utah Transit Authority as a bus driver when she began to transition from male to female. She could not afford genital reassignment surgery, so she retained her male genitalia while she began to dress in a more feminine manner and started using women's restrooms. Id. at . Etsitty's trouble stems from her use of women's restrooms along her bus routes, which ultimately led to termination of her employment.Her supervisors claimed that she was fired due to their concern about the possibility of public concern and potential liability stemming from Etsitty's use of women's restrooms while retaining male genitalia."

    1. Darlie on Oct 6, 2007 7:28:11 PM:

      Hey, I thought you said we had to wait till you had marriage rights.

      http://www.purpleunions.com/7000strong/stories.html

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34642-2004May17.html

      http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9501E2D6113AF930A25751C0A9629C8B63

    1. PSUdain on Oct 7, 2007 1:31:59 PM:

      A. He's already mentioned the case from Utah, and cited other case law which runs in opposition to it.

      B. God forbid that somebody disagree with you. If they do that they must surely be a bigot. I mean, he couldn't possibly have other reasons for disagreeing with you!

      Get used to honest disagreement; it's by-product of a free society.

    1. Darlie on Oct 7, 2007 3:03:46 PM:

      "Get used to honest disagreement; it's by-product of a free society."

      Oh I support even this transphobic bigots right to lie and spread hate.

      "We aren't against black people, we just support the white race"-KKK

      " We don't hate gays, we just support the heterosexual lifestyle". - Fundamentalist Christians.

      "We don't hate trans-jacking transgenders, we just think gays deserve their rights even if it means TG's never do". - CC

      If it weren't for his propaganda tactics , you might even imagine he was sincere =)

    1. Darlie on Oct 7, 2007 3:05:47 PM:

      Sorry, I take that back, Chris would never say something like that, it's too honest.

    1. Citizen Crain on Oct 7, 2007 4:45:55 PM:

      I hate to do this, but for only the second time in the year I've had this blog, I am banning someone from commenting. No one favors a vigorous dialogue more than me, and I understand the wild west nature of the Internet. But Darlie has hogged the comment section, personally attacked anyone who disagrees and has long since ceased engaging in a substantive conversation. I take absolutely no joy in blocking her, but I feel like it is coarsening the blog and inhibiting others from commenting.

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