Churches want all up in your bathroom business

Bathroom debate over transgender bathroom access.

Leftover sends this, a story about a conservative legal advocacy group is challenging a new Massachusetts law that seeks to limit discrimination in that state.

The federal lawsuit seeks to:

stop the Commissioners of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) and the Massachusetts Attorney General from punishing four Massachusetts churches and their pastors because they wish to communicate their religious beliefs regarding human sexuality and use their buildings in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs.

This stems from concerns on the part of the churches that — should they host a secular event — they’d have to allow transgender people to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity — which is weird because it appears that religious groups are protected already against providing equality in this realm.

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3 responses to “Churches want all up in your bathroom business

  1. “This lawsuit is no more than a last-ditch scare tactic to single out transgender people for attack.”

    That about sums it up.

  2. Only 4 churches want this. Actually, it’s the ignorant bigots that want this and they use their own church as a false justification. Thank goodness a lot more church congregations in Massachusetts support the legislation:

    “They pointed out that 350 religious congregations came out in support of the transgender bill during the legislative debate. “This lawsuit is no more than a last-ditch scare tactic to single out transgender people for attack,” Suffredini and Dunn said.”

    Go, churches who fight for social justice!

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