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Gainesville FL Rejects Trans Rights Repeal

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“Voters rejected the amendment by a vote of 58% to 42%. If passed, Charter Amendment 1 would have repealed existing civil rights protections for Gainesville’s gay and transgender community. For over a year, backers of the amendment have waged a fear-based campaign filled with outright lies and media campaigns that dehumanized gay and transgender people. Specifically, these extremists drew a target on the backs of transgender people with bigoted messages intended to instill fear in the hearts of Gainesville citizens.” [Equality Florida, earlier]

By:           editor editor
On:           Mar 24, 2009
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  • 6 Comments
    • rogue dandelion
      rogue dandelion

      rejecting repeals…
      prop 8 double negatives catching on i see!
      vote no for equality!?!

      Mar 25, 2009 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon B
      Jon B

      Great News!!! It’s nice to hear about something positive for a change, even if that something positive is retaining the status quo (sad state of affairs when that is the case).

      PS Change the format back!

      Mar 25, 2009 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayIsTheWay
      GayIsTheWay

      I’m happy.

      Mar 25, 2009 at 12:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Celia
      Celia

      :D

      Mar 25, 2009 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • a. mcewen
      a. mcewen

      It’s nice to have this win but I know the religious right won’t let the “bathroom” thing die.

      Mar 25, 2009 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rick
      rick

      i gots ta pee!

      this line is used both in chicago and victor/victoria.

      Mar 25, 2009 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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