Killion Backs Anti-Woman Bathroom Bill — State Sen. Tom Killion’s (R-9) latest newsletter contains implicit support along with a distorted description of one of the three “bathroom bills” being considered by the Pennsylvania legislature.
Killion describes SB 1307 as “providing for right to freedom”.
Sure. It gives the “right to freedom” for a man wearing a dress to follow a woman into a public bathroom without impedance. It gives the “right to freedom” for a disgruntled employee to “express” him or herself as the opposite sex and insist on privileged accommodations and perhaps even escape termination. It gives the “right to freedom” for a male to compete on a girl’s sports team and share the locker room.
We can safely describe the bill as anti-woman and anti-business.
All bills add “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression” to the protected class and define “gender identity or expression” as gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, expression or other gender-related characteristics of an individual regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.
SB 1307 provides for a little more protection for religious institutions. SB 1316 emphasizes housing a bit more directly. SB 1306 puts its emphasis on business practices. The differences are basically meaningless. None of the bills are necessary and all should die.