Massachusetts House Passes Bill Legally Abolishing Biological Sex

"Gender identity" replaces biological sex under the bill, which will allow residents to use the facilities that matches their "gender identity."

By Al Perrotta Published on June 2, 2016

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 116-36 Wednesday to legally demolish the notion of biological sex in favor of “gender identity.” A similar bill passed the Massachusetts Senate last month. Gov. Charlie Baker has already said he’ll sign the bill.

“The Gender Identity Public Accommodations Bill” (H.4343) provides a three-front advance of transgender “anti-discrimination” laws, reports Conservative Review

  1. It replaces the word “sex” with “gender identity” in multiple areas of Massachusetts law.
  2. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination must amend rules and policies to comply with this shift from biological sex to “gender identity.”
  3. It allows people to use the restroom or locker room that matches their gender identity. Or as the bill puts it, “Any public accommodation … shall grant all persons admission to and the full enjoyment of such public accommodation or other entity consistent with the person’s gender identity” (incidentally, making bathrooms sound like amusement parks).

According to Boston.com, the bill does throw a bone to critics and parents concerned that such bathroom bills could be used as cover for predatory men who want to gain access to women’s bathrooms. H.4343 contains a provision that the Attorney General’s office issue guidance for potential legal action against “any person who asserts gender identity for an improper purpose.”

Victory brought eye-popping hyperbole from the bill’s co-sponsor, Rep. Byron Rushing. “We are doing the work the founders of our nation intended for us to do,” said Rushing, “This is a great day for us and we should be very proud.”

“Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them ‘Humankind’ when they were created.” Genesis 5:2

LGBT activists agreed. “This is a historic day for Massachusetts, said the pro-transgender group Freedom Massachusetts, “The wave of legislative activity #TransBillMA has seen in the last two months is the culmination of a decade-long fight to fully protect transgender people from discrimination in the Bay State.”

Nonsense, says one lawmaker who voted against the bill. “This legislation takes rights away from 99.9% of the population,” Rep. James Lyons told Conservative Review. “Every parent that I have spoken with including a parent of a transgender child understands that this bill eliminates long held expectation of privacy and protection for children.”

The issue goes even deeper. As Lyons told the Boston Herald“The bill allows people on a routine basis to decide if they are male or female. Your anatomy is no longer relevant,” he said, “This has absolutely nothing to do with discrimination; it has everything to do with changing our society and social engineering by those on the left.”

As the debate and vote were taking place, hundreds opposed to the bill, dressed in blue, stood inside and outside the State House chanting “No, no!”

 

They also engaged in prayer.

The protest and prayer was organized by Massachusetts Family Institute. And they are not giving up the fight. Today, the group is calling on people to phone Gov. Baker’s office to urge him to veto the bill. His Boston office number is: 617-725-4005. His Springfield office is 413-784-1200.

 

 

 

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  • Patmos

    “We are doing the work the founders of our nation intended for us to do”

    The delusion isn’t just with the sexually perverted and sexually confused, but also with those who enable it.

    • Dean Bruckner

      “Ve haff vays of identifying improper uses, Fraulein!”

    • Bob Blaylock

        As Einstein observed, it is not so much those who do evil who are a threat, as those who stand by and allow it to happen.

  • Charles Burge

    “…asserts gender identity for an improper purpose.”
    I don’t know whether to laugh or sigh at that.

    • Dean Bruckner

      Shorter Boston: “Ve haff vays of identifying improper uses, Fraulein!”

  • Hvraleigh

    Not surprised, just wondering how is this turning so rapidly & unhindered ? Where’s the national outrage from the rest of the Union? –the deafening silence speaks volumes.

  • Dean Bruckner

    Sorry, but he created them “Mankind.” Even here the culture intrudes!

  • Rclifton

    Since “gender identity” is whatever the individual wants it to be from minute to minute (self identification) how can anyone prevent anyone from doing what they want to do.
    Looking at someone IS NOT improper so when I march my big old male plumbing adorned self into the girls locker room and look at your naked young daughter you can’t do anything about it. Because, at that moment I consider myself female.
    Absolute insanity.

    • Orisha Harvey

      And your exact statement is my exact argument to all my friends and anyone else. The fact anyone can identify with whatever they want at any time is ridiculous. There is nothing set in stone. Basically I had thought we all need to now have gender identification cards….so if yours says you identify as a male…but caught in the women’s washroom…you would be then liable for consequences. Other than that….this is a cluster of nonsense that is going to have a huge risk of a lot of trouble caused and people whining for it to go back the way it was.

  • Puddleglumm

    Sadly…MA allowed for homosexual marriage back in 2004, years before it was forced upon the entire country. I am from MA but do not support the values (or lack thereof) that are part of the leadership of that state. Glad I am in a state that opposes this nonsense!

  • Jim Hise

    May the God of Creation destroy all there is in Mass.

    • O’Pinyon

      “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
      God have mercy on the people of Massachusetts, and open their eyes to His abundant life.

    • John

      Jim, really? There are some very conservative, good Christians in Mass. Like me. Pray for God’s mercy on Massachusetts

    • Josh Dell’Aria

      I just hope he spares me!

  • john654

    A MORAL WRONG CAN NEVER BE A CIVIL RIGHT!

  • Robert J. Cihak, MD

    The Onion or the Babylon Bee could NOT have done better!!!

  • minxcomix

    So what does one do if one doesn’t identify with any gender “inside”? I always identified as a woman solely because that is my biology, but this whole ‘gender’ thing has me confused since my brain is just brain matter, not male or female. Does this mean I can’t go to the bathroom now? Such laws leave those who live life based on logic and common sense in the cold.

    • Cowboy

      In Massachusetts – what are you feeling at this very moment?

    • davidrev17

      Since you seem to believe, by faith-alone too, that “my brain is just brain matter” etc. – which means you must also subscribe, by faith-alone again, to the materialist philosophy/ideology so common to “neurobiology” that, “you are your brain,” or, “the mind is, what the brain does” – then just what is one to make of YOUR incessant use of those person-identifying terms, such as “I,” “me,” “my”?? Careful now, my friend!

  • Nancy Knowles

    Massachusetts just outlawed SAME-SEX MARRIAGE and HOMOSEXUALITY!!! Now that there are anywhere between 45 and, in some places, up to 75+ GENDERS, people cannot refer to themselves as “Gay” unless they are sexually attracted to the same gender identity which with they identify. Likewise, in order for marriage to be same-gender, both parties must be identify with the same exact gender identity from the ever-increasing list of genders.

  • davidrev17

    It seems like only just a few decades ago, the PC message was “save the trees & the animals – but kill the children.” Then the transhumanist’s came along – while speaking to those dreaded capitalist “ecoterrorist’s” – with their equally bizarre proclamation of: “save the planet, kill yourself”! (Yet curiously enough, I noticed that the transhumanist’s were unwilling to take their own advice???)

    So perhaps shortly, I was wondering when we just might encounter those shrill PC voices declaring: “save the culture…kill the Christian’s”! “Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.” (e.g., Matthew 11:1-19)

    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

  • Josh Tolley

    So I can use the ladies restrooms? I’ll do so only to follow liberal women in when they need to cop a squat. Oh, yeah, I feel like a lady. That’s all it takes.

  • Josh Dell’Aria

    Is there a way to see which Representatives voted for and against the bill?

  • Tami Moneymaker

    me too

  • Tami Moneymaker

    liberals and the PC patrol are turning this country into a cesspool

  • David Pawson

    One question: Who has to register for the draft?

  • N0 0ne

    “We are doing the work the founders of our nation intended for us to do”

    I suspect that if our founding fathers were made aware of the “work” that these degenerates are doing, their only intent would be to kill it with fire…

  • bois234

    That means EVERY 18 year-old in Massachusetts must now register for the draft.
    No exceptions.

  • Chaz

    Humans need a reset button pressed. They’ve gone stupid!

  • SP

    Another thankful North Carolinian here, too.

  • Bob Blaylock

      This is what our nation’s left wrong wing has devolved into—a degenerate ideology that holds madness as at least equal to reason, evil as at least equal to good, perversion as at least equal to decency; and then goes on to elevate the former in each dichotomy to be “more equal” than the latter.

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