No Unequal Rights (USA)

No Unequal Rights is a coalition of organizations that oppose the Houston, Texas ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The organization has produced a document that details numerous instances of Men “dressing as” Women to gain access to Women-only space.

We wish GLBT organizations would modify the definition of “gender identity” they put forth in these ordinances, as it would be easier to address these concerns.

3 thoughts on “No Unequal Rights (USA)

  1. “No Unequal Rights is a coalition of organizations that oppose the Houston, Texas ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

    This is the problem.

    (1.) “Gender identity” is always thrown in with sexual orientation. Gay men don’t have any interest in using women’s restrooms, locker rooms, women’s shelters, etc. Sexual orientation doesn’t infringe on any person’s right to privacy. Why does “gender identity” have to be included with sexual orientation? Couldn’t transgender identified persons claim discrimination based on sexual orientation or sex discrimination?

    (2.) There are no reasonable measures to protect the privacy rights of women. This isn’t even taken into consideration.

    “The organization has produced a document that details numerous instances of Men “dressing as” Women to gain access to Women-only space.”

    It’s a very long .pdf file with numerous examples of males who “identify as women” or say they are transgender who have been convicted of raping or murdering women, or molested children. Lots of links about voyeurism, etc. (paraphilias are far more common in males – the studies go back decades). This is what they refust to admit. Men who “identify as women” or say they are transgender offend at the same rate as other males. When it comes to crime, they are no better or worse than other males.

    How are women supposed to tell the difference between a harmless man with “gender identity” issues and a run of the mill voyeur or sexual predator in a dress if they both look alike?

    In 2014, Jason Pomare pretended to be transgender to gain access to women’s bathrooms and record hours of video of women and girls using the toilet. Pomare was a 33 year old voyeur when, in 2013, he victimized women in Los Angeles. He donned bra, wig and female clothing to gain access to a women’s bathroom at a Los Angeles Macy’s Department Store so he could secretly video-record the women and girls inside. He had a video camera in a bag, which he slid underneath stalls in order to secretly video-record women and girls as they were using the toilet. When he was caught, he had hours of video of women and girls he recorded by pointing his camera under restroom stalls. Who knows whether he had made other, previous recordings that we do not know about? Who knows how many women and girls were victimized?

    In 2013, Rodney Kenneth Petersen was arrested for dressing as a woman to enter a woman’s dormitory and take pictures of the coeds at Loma Linda University in California. An investigation revealed that Peterson had previously dressed as a woman and entered other female-only facilities, trying to take photos of women and girls with a cell phone he had hidden in his purse.

    In 2012, Taylor J. Buehler was arrested in Everett, Washington for voyeurism. He donned a bra and wig to appear as a woman so he could go into the women’s bathroom at Everett Community College. Only, he is not transgender; and, he is sexually attracted to women. Once inside the bathroom, he began leering at the two women who were using the facilities. After his arrest, he admitted that he had previously taken a shower in a girls’ locker room for “sexual gratification.” Buehler was convicted of voyeurism.

    In 2011, Joel Hardman, a postgraduate student at the University of Birmingham in England, disguised himself with a women’s rubber mask and wig in order to gain access to women’s restrooms, where he spied on women using the toilets. After being arrested, he explained that he got sexual gratification from listening to women using toilets. While in the bathrooms, he not only listened—he also made audio recordings of the women urinating. And he admitted to, on at least one occasion, “performing a sex act” while listening to the women. He also took pictures of women’s feet under the stall doors with his phone.

    Also in 2011, transgender Thomas Lee Benson, a convicted sex offender for having sexual contact with a minor girl, dressed as a woman so he could go into the women’s locker room at a swimming pool in North Clackamas, Oregon. There were young girls present in the locker room changing into their swimsuits while Benson was inside. Previously, Benson had dressed as a woman to enter a women’s dressing room at a pool in Portland, Oregon. Young girls where changing into their swimsuits in that dressing room, too.

    According to the University of California at Berkeley police department, a man dressed as a woman was spotted peeping at women and photographing them in a UC Berkeley locker room. During the fall semester of 2010, he was spotted on numerous occasions, dressed in women’s attire, peeping at women as they changed clothes in a locker room and photographing them in locker rooms and bathrooms. He used his cell phone to snap pictures of the unsuspecting coeds.

    In 2003, Eichi Yamamoto of Matsuyama, Japan, was charged with dressing as a woman so he could enter public bath houses in order to see naked women. When he entered the bath houses, Yamamoto would wear a wig, blouse, skirt, bra, and lipstick. He told investigators, “I wanted to see women naked. Dressing up as a woman was a step to do that.” Once inside the bath houses, Yamamoto would stare at the naked women as they soaked in the water.

    http://nounequalrights.com/information/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Threat-to-Women-and-Girls-Illustrated-1.pdf

    This is another great link….

    https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/tag/transgender-lies/

    As to their political views, I’m far from being a conservative Christian. I disagree with 90% of their political viewpoints and policies, but they are spot on when it comes to privacy rights of women.

    This blog also has a lot of links and information:

    http://outofmypantiesnow.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/this-is-transgender/

    “We wish GLBT organizations would modify the definition of “gender identity” they put forth in these ordinances, as it would be easier to address these concerns.”

    They aren’t about to do this any time soon.

  2. This is the proposed ordinace. Prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, etc. it’s all good. I don’t have any problems with the ordinance except “gender identity”. Similar to most “gender identity” laws, there is no requirement that “gender identity” is long standing or genuinely felt. How do people prove “gender identity”? How long does a biological male have to self-identify? Is he pre-op, post-op, how long has he been on hormones, etc. Apparently, all people have to do is self-identify which I have no problem with EXCEPT when we are talking about biological males using women’s restrooms, locker rooms, women’s shelters, etc.

    http://www.houstontx.gov/equal_rights_ordinance.pdf

    I see no problem with things like housing, employment, public accommodations, etc. No one should be discriminated against when it comes to basic things like housing, health care, most public accommodations, etc.

    If they tackled the issue of women’s restrooms, etc. head on instead of skirting the issue, there might not be such a huge backlash. I don’t agree with what most Christian conservatives do, but they are looking at what has happened in states like California and Colorado, and they don’t want to have anything to do with it. Even in liberal California, people don’t like AB1266. Moreover, there is no shortage of examples of males who “identify as women” committing crimes, especially when no one has a clear definition of “gender identity”. Unfortunately, most people associate gay and lesbian with “gender identity” and transgender. In my opinion, it’s time to cut the “T” loose.

    Do I think they are overdoing it, and gay men and lesbians will suffer if the ordinance fails? Yes, but the bathroom issue will not go away anytime soon, and “gender identity” doesn’t have to always be lumped in with sexual orientation.

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