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Maryland State Delegate Says Trans Rights Bill Would 'Normalize Abnormal Behavior'

AfzaliIn a recent letter to her constituents, Republican Maryland State Representative Kathy Afzali said that she is “completely and unequivocally opposed” to the “Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014" (aka House Bill 1265) — a bill which would prohibit gender identity discrimination in all housing, employment and public accommodations — because it “doesn’t aim to end discrimination, but to normalize abnormal behavior.”

The Washington Blade has more of her remarks:

“HB 1265 seeks to create a new class of protected individuals in the state’s anti-discrimination statute… It is important that Maryland does not separate one’s ‘gender identity’ and their ‘assigned sex at birth’ as noted in the bill.

“Like the majority of Marylanders, I share the view that this redefinition rejects our society’s understanding of human nature. So ladies if you happen to see a guy in a dress in the restaurant bathroom, you’ll know the bill passed and that I voted no.”

Afzali's rhetoric uses the tired right-wing scare tactic of conflating transgender bathroom users to sexual predators and rapists even though such sexual assaults have never ever occurred, even in states that have passed similar bills.

The Blade also notes that Afzali has also said that gay men make bad parents and spoke at a rally where a pastor said that Superstorm Sandy struck New York City because then-mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 in support of Maryland’s same-sex marriage law.

Maryland House Bill already passed the senate on March 4th and has the support of 71 percent of all Marylanders.

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  1. She has "Michele Bachmann crazy eyes."

    Posted by: CatLick | Mar 24, 2014 7:29:49 PM

  2. Was she drunk when she had that picture taken?

    Posted by: David | Mar 24, 2014 7:36:12 PM

  3. Speaking of abnormal behavior, this woman primates the hatred of others based on rules defined by an imaginary deity.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 24, 2014 7:37:00 PM

  4. Also, I look forward to Rick posting transphobic comments under a bunch of different names, because it shows just how twisted and pathetic transphobia is.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 24, 2014 7:38:12 PM

  5. @tyler

    There's also a good chance he'll use his Jason persona to make misogynistic comments. He enjoys using any example of an anti gay woman to say all women are evil.

    Posted by: Brian1 | Mar 24, 2014 7:45:40 PM

  6. But I bet she will surely love her pockets being lined with their tax dollars. Slaver, Nazi, inrgate whore.

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 24, 2014 7:57:19 PM

  7. Ever notice how their official photos always show them with this weird, crazed perpetually stoned/high/bat sh*t crazy/psychopathic look on their faces?

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 24, 2014 8:04:24 PM

  8. This is why I oppose gender "identity".

    This protection not for a "man in a dress", but a woman. A gender, not a disguise.

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 24, 2014 8:04:54 PM

  9. To be clear, in case it isn't, my statement is in favor of transgender individuals, not against.

    I'm against half-measures, and waffling.

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 24, 2014 8:05:55 PM

  10. She's a whackjob.

    Posted by: Enchantra | Mar 24, 2014 8:16:25 PM

  11. You'll be able to identify this "man in a dress" as the best looking woman in the restaurant.

    Posted by: Andrew | Mar 24, 2014 8:22:54 PM

  12. She went to the Barbara Bush School of Fashion.

    Posted by: Retro | Mar 24, 2014 8:23:20 PM

  13. "transphobic comments"

    can we get a definition? so we don't make the same mistake. Like is the fact I don't think Chelsea Manning is a chick or Chaz Bono is a guy transphobic?

    Posted by: Homo Genius | Mar 24, 2014 8:33:42 PM

  14. Wow, you're a real genius, homo troll.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 24, 2014 8:45:59 PM

  15. @ Homo Genius. Yup.

    Posted by: ajax28 | Mar 24, 2014 9:16:53 PM

  16. Adam Lanza eyes.

    Posted by: JJ | Mar 24, 2014 9:56:55 PM

  17. Many of the people named Afzali appear to be first generation Americans (first generation born in America) descended from parents with names like Mohammed and Fatima. Perhaps our dear Kathy is trying to hard to present herself as someone who isn't sleeping with the enemy.

    Posted by: Enchantra | Mar 24, 2014 10:57:37 PM


    Posted by: NOMO GENIUS | Mar 24, 2014 11:09:08 PM

  19. Randy, the trans bill is not about protecting women. Gender identity and expression absolutely covers men in dresses. It covers men who take hormones to develop breasts but who keep their wangs. It covers the neutrois, who want to get castration surgery. You want it to be simple and cover classic transsexuals, but the truth is it covers a circus of bizarre behaviors. Transsexuals do NOT wish to be associated with this.

    Posted by: Tanya | Mar 24, 2014 11:25:45 PM

  20. She's horrible! The Maryland legislature should not be wasting time with any of this. Focus on the economy and help everyone!

    Posted by: Derrick From Philly | Mar 24, 2014 11:29:45 PM

  21. Tanya, don't presume to speak for all trans folks, whether transsexual, genderqueer, third gender, whatever. You certainly don't speak for me.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Mar 24, 2014 11:52:50 PM

  22. The only person Tanya speaks for is Rick. Enchantra, Homo Genius and now Tanya. So many aliases for one pathetic, closeted troll.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 25, 2014 2:08:09 AM

  23. Well my home State still has it's share of wack job morons in politics. Let's just say it's always had a colorful if not somewhat wacky political climate.

    Posted by: mdnc | Mar 25, 2014 7:37:04 AM

  24. I sent this to her facebook:

    Education is a GOOD thing...please Educate yourself on Trangenderism.........I don't pretend to understand everything about it...but I do know IT DOES EXIST. It falls under the catagory - IF you aren't One......they you have NO idea what a Trangendered person is going through....Transgendered ISN'T a behavior - it just IS. ......I wish you dammed Republicans would educate yourselves. Small Gov't Party my ass....If you aren't trying to tell whom can marry whom, you're Vaginally Probing women's VaJJs.......Your party makes me ill.......are the dems perfect, hell noooo....but I'd Never ever ever Vote Republican.....the party of Hate, Bigotry and Discrimination! any women could be a Republican should be the subject of STUDY aka Stockholme Syndrome......Pathetic! Look up the name Alice Paul and educate yourself on what REAL women look like..





    Posted by: disgusted american | Mar 25, 2014 8:06:41 AM

  25. That is reese witherspoon after a year and a half of the meth

    Posted by: skeeze | Mar 25, 2014 9:06:40 AM

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