Opponents of the LGBT non-discrimination ordinance on the ballot Tuesday in Kalamazoo, Michigan launched an ad singling out members of the transgender community to claim that the measure, Ordinance 1856, would allow men to use women’s restrooms. The ad, paid for by Kalamazoo Citizens Voting No to Special Rights Discrimination, features Dr. Mary Ann Stark, who identifies herself as a women’s health advocate. She says that one of the transwomen shown in the ad was found using the locker room and restroom at a women’s health club in Kalamazoo. “Our dignity and privacy were violated,” says Stark. “1856 makes it legal for men to use women’s bathrooms. That’s discrimination.” The transwomen shown in the video were previously targeted in a flier used to attack the non-discrimination ordinance.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Posted by De Sube at 11/02/2009 09:34:00 AM