Baltimore County Transgender Bill may open school curriculum to transgender agenda
Baltimore County’s controversial Transgender Bill isn’t just a safety, privacy, and small business issue; it’s an education issue too.
Recently, I read an article on a push by the National Education Association (NEA) to substitute biological gender with “gender identity” (or perceived gender) in the nation’s schools. Please read the article here; it’s important to this discussion. I then read that California (O’Malley’s mentor) is currently considering exactly such a bill. See recommendations made on the issue by California’s Transgender Law Center here; it’s an eye opener especially towards the end.
Shortly thereafter, the Baltimore County transgender bill, Bill 3-12 “Human Relations”, was introduced by Councilman Tom Quirk and co-sponsored by Councilmen Oliver, Almond, and Bevins.
The bill adds sexual orientation and gender identity or expression to the list of protected classes already covered by the anti-discrimination law. Bill language can be viewed here.
The law covers discrimination in the following five areas:
- Public accommodation
However, no further definition or parameters are included in the bill language that would define possible ramifications of the law in these five areas. It’s even less defined than a similar law passed in Baltimore City, which sets parameters and exemptions to the above. Even our hyper-liberal city and its legislators thought it prudent to add parameters.
I began to suspect there may be an agenda behind the bill beyond what was being stated. My suspicions were strengthened during public testimony at Tuesday’s bill introduction last week.
Catherine Hyde, Transgender Coordinator of PFLAG Maryland (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) said, “The point of the legislation is to trigger the education that is necessary so that the other workers and the school system will understand that our children are just very, very special snowflakes and part of God’s great diversity.”
Once it’s codified into law, that’s when the more radical lobbying begins. Why am I such a suspicious, conspiracy theorist? Follow the money, folks.
The NEA and its state arm, the MSEA, which is the state’s powerful teachers’ union, started making contributions to county Democrats in 2005. Since that time, the unions have contributed $10,800 to our four sponsoring councilmen and their campaign slates. This figure does not include any contributions made in the the past year, since campaign finance reports were due Jan. 18 and the data is not yet available online. (I will update the figures once they become available.) See list of contributions here.
Could it be possible that these councilmen feel some obligation to the agenda of the NEA/MSEA?
Need more evidence of a hidden radical agenda? In an amazing coincidence, The National Conference on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) Equality is being held this year in Baltimore – this week. The conference runs from January 25-29 at the Baltimore Hilton at 401 Pratt Street. Among the topics of discussion – “Gender Identity Legislation in Maryland: Transgender Community & Issues”, and “Princess Boys, Two Mommies, and You’re So Gay: Current Issues and LGBT Advocacy in Elementary Schools”. This is just a sampling of their agenda.
It’s quite likely that neither our councilmen nor the majority of supporters of the bill are aware of this possible hidden agenda – yet. It’s being passed off as a response to the brutal beating of a transgender at a Rosedale McDonalds last year. But after the bill gets passed, that’s when the more radical lobbying by the NEA and special interest LGBT groups will begin. It happens incrementally and under the radar. True agendas are revealed only when and to what extent it aids the agenda. It’s up to us to pay close attention and learn the tactics of the radical elements of our society.
The worst part of all is that the radical agenda hurts the cause being put forth by the sincere members of the bill’s support.
Let your councilmen hear from you. Join us at the public input hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2pm in Council Chambers at 400 Washington Avenue in Towson. Please arrive by 1:30 to sign up to testify. For more info, please email me at email@example.com.
Also, email and call all seven councilmen. Their contact information can be found here.
FOR MORE INFO: Here is the link to my previous articles on this topic.