Maryland Citizens for Responsible Government seems to have been formed for only one purpose — to oppose gender identity anti-discrimination. Indeed, their website is notmyshower.com. It seems that opposition to transgender equality is always framed as a bathroom issue. They add the proforma “oh the CHILLdren” with the requisite hyperbole over “the safety of vulnerable women and children.” I cannot connect the dots. In fact, I cannot even find the dots to connect. However, it is gratifying to learn that the Maryland Retailers Association does not have a problem with the bill.
In a press release issued this morning, CRG states:
Maryland General Assembly Set to Vote on Risky ‘Gender Identity’ Bill
Maryland Retailers Association Amendment Confirms Opening Women’s Restrooms/Showers to Cross-Dressers
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women and children will face one of the greatest threats to privacy, safety and security that Maryland residents have ever known with the passage of a “Gender Identity” bill now before Maryland House and Senate legislators.
The proposed law adds a broadly defined category of “gender identity” to the state’s existing anti-discrimination law. Because the bill’s broad definition of “gender identity” includes “expression and behavior,” men are not required to have undergone a sex change operation. The Maryland Retailers Association has purportedly agreed to allow men to enter women’s bathrooms.
“The effect of this bill is to give special rights to men who want to dress like women, but completely disregards the safety of vulnerable women and children,” notes Ruth Jacobs, M.D., president of Maryland Citizens for a Responsible Government. “Restrooms and showers will be opened up to cross-dressing or female affirming men thereby allowing undressing in front of women and children in a woman’s locker room.”