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“Travel is forbidden to any state that has passed a law that explicitly discriminates against LGBT people, or that has passed a law voiding or repealing state or local protections for LGBT people. It requires the Attorney General to maintain a list of the states that would qualify… California has said clearly, our taxpayer dollars will not help fund bigotry and hatred… (Bill) AB 1887 ensures that discrimination will not be tolerated beyond our borders” – Zack Ford, “California will no longer pay for state workers to travel to anti-LGBT states” – ThinkProgress, Sept. 28th, 2016.
“Randy and Mandy Klein are doing their best to treat their child’s gender identity with respect, but sometimes, the Newmarket family struggles with the day-to-day details… Micah, 16, came out as gay last year and several months ago, said they are gender fluid. Micah prefers “they and them”, dresses generically and considers themself male or female depending on the day, and sometimes the time of day.” – Kim Zarzour, “Gender lines blurring between male and female” – Richmond Hill Liberal, Sept. 20th, 2016.
“CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) organizers have this to say about who uses their washrooms: ‘we don’t care’… The fair is introducing new single-occupancy gender-neutral portable washrooms. After years of using the Ex’s old portable bathroom stalls, organizers decided it was high time to upgrade to something more ‘user friendly’, says CNE General Manager Virginia Ludy.” – Robin Levinson King, “Men, women being flushed; it will say ‘we don’t care’ on CNE’s new gender-neutral toilets” – The Toronto Star, August 24th, 2016.
“(The city said) ‘The newest edition is inspired by the Toronto sign, and shows our love for our diverse, multicultural city that embraces acceptance, equality and a sex-positive attitude’… The city marked condomTO 2016 in the early morning, by covering more than 2,000 bicycles with waterproof seat covers, as a reminder to ‘wrap it and ride’.” – Maryam Shah, “Toronto’s 2016 condoms set for unveiling” – Toronto Sun, August 26th, 2016.
“Pride Toronto wants to begin by apologizing emphatically and unreservedly for its role in deepening the divisions in our community, for a history of anti-blackness and repeated marginalization of the marginalized within our community that our organization has continued. Pride Toronto regrets the way Black Lives Matter – Toronto Coalition’s (BLMTO) protest was handled by our organization and the statements made following the Parade that did not represent our organization. We apologize that the lack of decisive decision-making has left many in our communities feeling attacked… There has been an unbelievable amount of racism expressed by members of our community through this organization.” – Grovelling “apology” posted on the Pride Toronto website – “Update: Statement from Pride Toronto” – copy-and-paste September 20th, 2016.
“(This is) a politically motivated effort by radical homosexual and transgender groups to remove me as chief justice of the Supreme Court because of outspoken opposition to their immoral agenda.” – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore – and – “Moore was elected to be a judge, not a preacher. It’s something that he never seemed to understand… My parting words are good riddance to the Ayatollah of Alabama…” – Richard Cohen, Southern Poverty Law Center. – Both quoted in “Alabama chief justice suspended over defying same-sex marriage ruling” appearing in the Toronto Star on Oct. 1st, 2016.