"Transsexual" Amendment: A Slap in the Face to Miami-Dade Residents
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MIAMI, FL - On Tuesday, September 16th, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson recklessly re-introduced a previously defeated discriminatory "transsexual" amendment that creates discrimination and promotes civil rights violations. The incendiary proposal would legalize discrimination by allowing employees to be fired from their jobs and employers to be sued if they don’t agree with letting men claiming to be women to use women's bathrooms, showers, dressing rooms or locker rooms, and vice versa.
As quoted in Edmonson’s discrimination-legalizing amendment proposal, according to the American Psychological Association “transsexualism” is anyone’s “sense of being male, female, something other, or something in-between.” In between, what?
Last year, after immense public outrage that included a massive "Rally for Your Rights" at Miami-Dade County Hall, with over three hundred people participating, disgraced Com. Edmonson quietly withdrew her discriminatory amendment and pretended she had done nothing wrong.
Now, she's back.
In response, CFC has issued the following statement:
"According to Miami-Dade Police, homicides have increased 3.61% in the last five years. Yet, despite people literally getting killed on the streets of Miami-Dade, Com. Edmonson is obsessed with legalizing discrimination by allowing employees to be fired from their jobs and employers to be sued if do not agree with allowing men to use women's bathrooms, showers, dressing rooms and locker rooms or vice versa. Miami-Dade residents need laws that protect them from discrimination and that of their families and neighbors. Pushing an amendment that injures millions of Miami-Dade residents is reckless and irresponsible.”