Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Alaska bigots release anti-transgender ad

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The city of Anchorage, Alaska is currently considering a non-discrimination ordinance, titled Proposition 5, that would include protections for transgender people in the workplace. So, naturally, the bigots are all pissy, as demonstrated in this ad:

My transcript: (click the [+/-] to open/close →) []

NARRATOR: Carol runs a daycare center in Anchorage. But if Proposition 5 passes, it will be illegal for Carol to refuse a job to a transvestite who wants to work with toddlers. If she hires him, she risks losing customers. And if she refuses, she can be fined or imprisoned.

Anchorage is already a tolerant city. Vote ‘no’ on Proposition 5.

Beware the hairy men in secretaries’ clothing who want to “work” with toddlers! *The Scream-face*

There isn’t much to say, other than remarking with amusement on how adept the haters really are at shooting themselves in the foot, not to mention their complete and utter inability to present any remotely new arguments. It’s only fitting they’d end the ad by declaring, as if it were a bad thing, that “Anchorage is already a tolerant city” – implying the need to make it a little less so.

(via Joe. My. God.)