Thursday, March 26, 2009

58% of Voters OK with Men Using Women's Restrooms

-- From "Opponents of Amendment 1 celebrate their big victory" by Megan Rolland, Gainesville [Florida] Sun 3/25/09

It's been a divisive year and a half . . . January 2008 paved the way for the city to enact anti-discrimination protections for transgender individuals.

Almost immediately following that vote, a conservative political action committee, Citizens for Good Public Policy, launched a campaign to put an amendment on the ballot that would repeal not only the city rights for transgender people but also rights for gay, lesbian and bisexual people who had been protected in the city since 1998.

While the committee was able to gather more than 6,000 signatures to put Amendment 1 on Tuesday's ballot, the measure was defeated decisively by the city voters.

Their slogan was "vote yes on Amendment 1 to keep men out of women's restrooms."

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