Pierce County Council Attempting to Add Gender Identity to Protected Classes

Tuesday afternoon, November 24th at 3:00pm, the Pierce County Council in Tacoma will vote on Ordinance 2015-46, which would add “gender identity” to the list of protected classes in the county.

Though we are unsure why this piece of legislation is necessary due to its existence in statute at the state level, passage of this ordinance would be troubling, especially in light of the ongoing battles to allow people of any perceived genders into whichever restroom they happen to feel they identify with on any given day.
A call to the office of Councilmember Derek Young, the sponsor of the ordinance, went unanswered this morning.

If you live in the Pierce County area, we encourage you to attend the Council meeting today at 3:00pm.  The meeting will take place at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 1045, Tacoma, WA 98402.  More details, such as the meeting agenda and meeting location, can be found here.

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  1. The Internet
    The Internet says:

    The picture looks as if it’s showing a single-stall bathroom. Why would there be any contention who uses that restroom? I think it’s probably more efficient and reduces long lines anyway. I’m not really sure about that whole “men in dresses assaulting women” thing. I haven’t heard of any trans women assaulting women nor straight men dressing up to appear transgender (I think straight men would be too homophobic/insecure/uncomfortable with that anyway). I have tried to do Google it, but it’s just been crickets. Why is this such a big deal?


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