Friday, October 29, 2010

Let's Get Political

I prefer to write about the joys of femulating, but with Election Day fast approaching, I will slip on my political pumps and climb up on the soapbox for a few paragraphs.

If you live in the Fifth Congressional District of Connecticut, I urge you to vote for the incumbent Chris Murphy. Congressman Murphy is an ally of the LGBT community and a progressive regarding other issues of the day.

Murphy's support of our community is reason enough for getting my vote. Another reason for voting for Murphy is that a vote for Murphy is a vote against his Republican opponent, who opposes protecting transgender human rights. As a state senator, the Republican nominee, Sam Caligiuri voted against legislation that would have guaranteed transgender citizens the same rights as the rest of the citizens of Connecticut.

By the way, Caligiuri represents my district in the state senate. When I wrote asking him to support the anti-discrimination legislation, he conveniently lost my letter until after he voted against the legislation. Months after the vote, he found my "lost" letter and responded to it.

Please vote for Chris Murphy and stop Caligiuri.

1 comment:

  1. Last spring Chris Murphy had a meeting with LGBT leaders from around CT to talk about the DADT, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the roadblocks that have them tied up. He strongly favors the passage of the gender inclusive ENDA.

    Also governor candidate Dan Mallory spoke at least year's Transgender Gay of Remembrance and he has repeatably come out in favor of the CT gender inclusive anti-discrimination bill.