'Trans-inclusive human rights ordinance' defeated in Florida county

Friday, August 23, 2013
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-family group in Florida has proven homosexual activists can be defeated, this time on the issue of “transgender rights.” 

Miami-Dade county commissioners have withdrawn a proposal that would have added “gender identity and expression” to that county’s homosexual-rights law.

In other words, men in dresses.

The defeated bill comes after the county commissioner passed a first reading of the bill 11-1 in May, says Anthony Verdugo of the Christian Family Coalition.

“We generated over 1,600 emails, generated a thousand phone calls, and that made all the difference in the world because they got the message,” Verdugo tells OneNewsNow.


Seventeen pro-family and religious groups organized, then began educating themselves on the issue.

Homosexual activists claimed the bill would have ensured non-discrimination against the transgendered in housing, employment, and “public accommodations.”

According to Verdugo, the pro-family groups argued that transsexual ordinances endanger public safety and lead to discrimination against others, including Christians, who disagree with the policy.

“They allow men who call themselves women to go into women's bathrooms, showers, dressing rooms and locker rooms,” says Verdugo. “That is a great risk to women and children.”

Even though the proposal was dropped, Verdugo says the public should remain vigilant because activists often decline to take “no” for an answer.

In fact, proponents of the “trans-inclusive human rights ordinance” stated in a press release that the ordinance was dropped “to allow more time to educate the county commission on this important issue.” 

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