Tuesday, May 29, 2007

what she wrote

The Connecticut state legislature is considering gender anti-discrimination legislation. The bill passed in the senate with flying colors (by a vote of 30-4) and is likely to come up for a vote in the house of representatives in the next few days.

I wrote to my state senator asking him to support the bill when it came up for a vote. The bum was one of the four to vote against it.

Last night, I wrote to my state representative to support the bill. Here is what I wrote (the names have been changed to protect the crossdresser):

Hello Representative X,

I am one of your constituents, who lives in Podunk. I am writing to you today to urge you to vote in favor of SB-1044, An Act Concerning Discrimination.

Every day I fear that I may be fired, denied basic housing, denied credit and otherwise, suffer from discrimination just because I am transgendered.

I urge you to seriously consider all the stories presented as part of the public hearing in support of this legislation and to support the transgender community as being productive, useful and contributory citizens of this state.

This legislation is not about "special" rights; it is about "basic human and equal rights"! Please vote in favor of SB-1044.


Staci Ann Hunter*
Podunk, CT

* Staci Ann Hunter Is not my legal name. It is the name I use when I present as a woman in order to protect my male identity, another burden that would be lessened by the passage of SB-1044.

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