Do you ask everyone you meet to drop their pants to prove they really are who they say they are? Your criteria are fallacious and your logic is extremely wanting.1. Like I've pointed out, I've seen the interviews and they really seem confused to me. Back to Chaz Bono, he has not had genital surgery and doesn't plan to. How could this person stand naked in a room full of people and convince them he is a man?
Your publishing of your opinions against this bill constitute an attack against trans people. It seems you are trying to talk out of both sides of your mouth here. You attack a bill that would reduce the harm done to trans people while causing no harm to the rest of the state and then you claim you don't attack them?2. The details of transgenderism and their realities are unimportant to me. I don't go out of my way to ridicule, harass, attack verbally or physically any of those people just for the sake of some type of perverse pleasure. They have problems enough.
Employers are already prohibited from terminating employees in Massachusetts on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, nationality, etc. yet they still manage to get rid of unproductive and unprofitable employees. Adding gender identity to the current law will not make any significant difference to those employers who use honest and valid criteria to hire and fire. The only "right" that will be removed would be the ability to legally base hiring, firing and general work conditions on gender identity, a criterion that has nothing to do with the ability of a person to do a job.3. I don't see the bill as anything but taking a right away from an employer. Depending on the situation in the workplace it could harm the employer. If an employer were suffering because of an individual, for ANY reason, the employer should have the right to discharge the employee for the good of the company. This would be especially important in small businesses.
13 states and over 120 other counties, cities, towns and villages (Boston, Cambridge and Northampton, MA included) already have laws that include gender identity to their nondiscrimination laws. I haven't seen a shred of evidence from those places that any of the things you fear about this law would actually come to pass in Massachusetts. This bill is fair, it's very necessary and your opposition to it is deplorable.