Soon, you will no longer be able to use “names, pronouns, and gender-related terms” that conflict with a person’s “stated gender identity.” And, oh yeah. It’s punishable by a year in jail.
It seems there is more than one way to skin a cat when trying to weasel your way into a woman’s bathroom/lockeroom, while still being attached to your male parts. The LGBT community just won’t stop until they destroy every tenant of American culture.
Personal Liberty reported this:
Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, Massachusetts churches and Christian organizations and private schools will be in violation of state law if they use “names, pronouns, and gender-related terms” that conflict with a person’s “stated gender identity.” The churches will also be in violation of the law if they do not accommodate those sick and twisted supposedly “gender-confused” individuals by allowing them to use restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms “consistent with their ‘gender identities.’”
The law applies not only to preachers and evangelists who may deliver messages from the pulpit, but also church employees, congregants and volunteers who may interact in any way with people who come in off the street. Any of these people who use gender pronouns that a “gender-confused” individual considers “offensive” will have created a “hostile environment” under the law and be subject to fines and penalties.
The Daily Caller added these comments:
Under a Massachusetts civil rights agency’s interpretation of new anti-discrimination law, churches can be forced to let biological males who identify as transgender women use the women’s bathroom.
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, which enforces the state’s anti-discrimination laws, recently published a “Gender identity guidance” that lays out what will be legally required of employers and “agents of places of public accommodation.”
… Beginning Oct. 1, the guidance notes, “All persons, regardless of gender identity, shall have the right to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation.”
The guidance notes that Massachusetts law defines “public accommodation” as “any place, whether licensed or unlicensed, which is open to and accepts or solicits the patronage of the general public.” (Restaurants and hotels, for example, are generally considered public accommodations.) Violators of the law face up to one year in jail.
… “This means that a movie theater that has restrooms designated as ‘Men’s Restroom’ and ‘Women’s Restroom’ must allow its patrons to use the restroom which is consistent with their gender identity. A health club with locker rooms designated as male and female must grant all persons full enjoyment of the locker room consistent with their gender identity. A public swimming pool with changing rooms designated male and female must allow the public to use the changing room consistent with their gender identity.”
And so the great transgender bathroom debate continues.