Dem Senate Bill to Protect Right of Men to Dress in Women’s Clothing at Work

How much makeup is this man wearing?

How much makeup is this man wearing?

It’s a good thing that Democrats are really taking this whole “economy” thing seriously.  Crop conspiracist Jeff Merkley really has his eye on the big issues.

Like forcing businesses to allow crazy employees to dress up in women’s clothing. Because this is America France and this is what’s really important. And any businesses who don’t like it can move to China.

The Senate will hold a procedural vote Monday on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a gay and bisexual rights bill that also aims to protect people from workplace discrimination when transitioning from one gender to another.

The bill from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) would make it illegal for companies, associations and government employers at all levels to use sexual orientation and gender identity as a basis for hiring and firing decisions, or to use these factors to discriminate against employees or applicants.

But the bill goes further than that by including language meant to protect people from discrimination when in “gender transition.” The bill gets at the idea of gender transition in Section 8, which deals with workplace dress and grooming standards.

That section says employers are allowed to enforce “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” But that right is conditional — employees who have gone through gender transition, and employees who notify employers that they are “undergoing gender transition,” must be allowed to dress in the manner of the gender “to which the employee has transitioned or is transitioning.”

That means 300 pound men in dresses welcoming customers to a business that they now run screaming from. Because crazy is a civil right.

Businesses hiring employees is no longer a right. Maybe Jeff Merkley, who looks like he occasionally likes to go out on the town dressed like Carol Channing, can mandate tranny affirmative action hiring quotas.

The bill itself, S. 815, does not define “gender transition.” A report on the bill from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee says senators decided not to define the term.

Which means it can mean anything at all. Official trannydom no longer even requires getting surgery. If you announce one day that you’re a woman, businesses are obligated to cater to your insanity.

That’s how we got boys in the girls bathroom in California.

But sanity may intervene with a doctor likely to run against Merkley, a crazy senator who is almost as obsessed with crop conspiracies as he is with men in dresses.

Monica Wehby, a well-known pediatric neurosurgeon, announced her candidacy in a Web video.

Wehby is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore. She has served on the American Medical Association’s board of trustees — a position she resigned Tuesday in order to run for office — and previously served as president of the Oregon Medical Association.

“When I talk to small business owners they are very concerned about all these new regulations, new laws, new taxes coming out of Washington D.C.,” Wehby says in an accompanying statement. “They don’t know whether to invest and grow their business, or hold back and see what happens to this economy. They don’t feel like they have a senator who is looking out for them.”

She’s capable, qualified and legitimately wears a dress. So she’s everything that Jeff Merkley isn’t.

A government that wants to control every aspect of our lives? Tell me more.

  • tagalog

    There’s Supreme Court case law on this very issue that addresses itself directly to men wearing womens’ clothing and using the womens’ rest room in the employment context. It’s “settled law.” The employer is allowed to demand that males wear clothing associated with men and not clothing associated with women. So the Democrats will be opposed to this new legislation.

    Right?

    • Biff Henderson

      In the age of face transplants allowances must be made for those that want to broaden their sexual identity by anatomically transforming themselves into a hermaphrodite. With a bulge and a wrinkle, where do they tinkle? What category would the bra and jock crowd fall under? Rule numero uno is accommodation. Right?

  • LonesomeRhoades

    Man was made for woman and woman made for man. Homosexuality is inherently aberrant.
    The bible condemns it.
    All these attempts to normalize pathological behavior is insane!

    • Disgusted

      This has nothing to do with homosexuality you ignorant bigot. It’s about a person’s right to present themselves as the gender they see themselves as long as dressed appropriately for the workplace. As for your little fairytale (the bible) it has no place in the workplace and certainly in an individual’s personal life.

      • LonesomeRhoades

        You and the rest of your ilk are just sick! Your stance is no longer worthy of discussion. It is time to call you what you are. Sick! One is either a man or a woman. To think otherwise displays mental illness!

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Next stop – make a horse a senator.

    How did the Roman empire end up?

    • Softly Bob

      Why not? The senate already has chimpanzees, slugs, weasels and maggots.

    • A Z

      Actually making the horse a senator was done because Caligula hated senators. He was trying to prove a point about how corrupt and ineffective the senate was.

      He did not really believe his horse was qualified to be a legit senator. The horse was just a foil.

  • unionville

    This is what really scares me. ENDA is the cherry on the sundae on taking away freedoms that we still (somewhat) enjoy. It’s bad enough when states expand anti discrimination law to include aberrant behaviors. But at least in those cases the cancer is limited to that state. ENDA ensures that it metastasizes instantly to all 50.

    • A Z

      People did say it would not end with gay marriage and gay adoption.

      These people will never be happy.

      • Lanna

        It opens the door for Polygamy and all kinds of incest! Let the Jerry Sanduskys of the world be cauterized!

        • IzzyKiddnya

          Other than on religious grounds — what’s the objection to polygamy and polyandry?
          Why should households/family-units be restricted to ONLY those consisting of one man and one woman?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Because that’s what a family is.

          • IzzyKiddnya

            Why not ask a Mormon? Some of them might not agree!
            Where did you get you definition of “a family”?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Agreement is relativism

          • IzzyKiddnya

            I’m guessing that you hold that “relativism” is invalid?
            Does that make you an “absolutist”?

    • IzzyKiddnya

      I’m now suffering from cognitive dissonance! I just read what you said above, “…taking away freedoms that we still (somewhat) enjoy….” when a RESTRAINT on clothing choice was REMOVED
      How does REMOVING a limit REDUCE freedom?

      • unionville

        How is taking away an employers right to determine the dress code for their company not taking away an essential freedom we have enjoyed. How is forcing a company to allow a man who “feels” he is a female to use the women’s bathroom, not taking away an essential freedom from an employer. It also takes an essential freedom from me as a woman, who wants to pee without a man in the stall next to her.

  • motherofbeaver

    Will they also be allowed to dress like Napoleon or Jesus? When I was growing up those were popular delusions for the mentally deranged and society locked them up in padded cells. But that was when society was so intolerant. It seems to me that believing you are Napoleon, or Jesus, or even Bozo the clown is no stranger than believing you are a woman trapped in a man’s body vicore-versa. So I certainly hope that since we are so much kinder now, these new anti-discriminatory laws will be include everyone who thinks they are some else. After we don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Will they also be allowed to dress like Napoleon or Jesus?”

      Only if they sincerely believe these roles. If they believe it, it must be true. That’s the only standard for identity.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        A doctor in a psychiatric hospital is making his rounds, when he walks into Ward 3.

        He goes to the first bed, and asks how the fellow is doing. The response is, “I am Julius Caesar.” He asks, “Who told you that you were Julius Caesar?” The man responds, “God told me.”

        He goes to the second bed, and ask how he is doing. The response? “I am Napoleon Bonaparte.” The doctor asks, “Who told you that you were Napoleon?” The man responds, “God told me.”

        By now, thoroughly disgusted with the whole procedure, the doctor walks to the final bed in the ward and crossly asks, “I suppose you’re Abraham Lincoln?” The looks at him haughtily and replies, “No! I am God!”

        • objectivefactsmatter

          But if they simply reported that they “know” this as their innate identity by examining their emotions, they’d get government housing and support to live independently plus whatever surgeries are deemed necessary to accomplish the “transition.”

  • Ed FDNYRetiree

    The Obama government doesn’t want to control our lives; it wants to destroy them and remake them in the image of a Communistic, socialistic, Marxist ‘utopia.’

    • DogmaelJones1

      The Soviets were hoping for the evolution of the “Soviet Man,” an automaton that would just do the Party’s bidding without question. The Soviet Man never quite hatched. Obama and his cronies want to see the evolution (overnight) of the Obama Man, who will do Obama’s bidding without question and know automatically that “he never built that.”

  • Tim Remmy
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  • A Z

    “obtained a bachelor of arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University in 1979, and earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1982″ -wiki

    I see the problem here. It is his education or I should say miseducation.

    I read this and then his solution on Iraq and see that he is a complete loon.

    He wants to “engage” with Iran to help bring peace in Iraq.

    What a loon! We are already engaging with Iran over Iraq. The thoughtfully provided the IEDs for Shia militia to kiII our people among the many other types of lethal aid to Shia insurgents

  • Lanna

    Disgusting and sickening…..Sodomy is immoral and UNHEALTHY…..Jude 1:7 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and( going after strange flesh,) are set forth an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Romans 1:26 “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did exchange the (natural use) unto that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was met. This country is on the road to Armegeddon as other nations who followed wicked ways!

  • IzzyKiddnya

    See what they’re up to NOW!

    Obama-Holder Plot UN Treaty Gun Scam – The Covington Report

    Google: NationalReport(dot)net(slash)obama-holder-plot

  • IzzyKiddnya

    “Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center,”

    If Mr. Greenfield is associated with a “Freedom Center”, why is he an advocate for FEWER Freedoms?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Forcing employers to hire crazy people is not an expansion of freedom

      • IzzyKiddnya

        What do you do in your spare time – when you’re not evaluating people’s mental health?

        Perhaps you’re a writer and researcher, helping to update the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

        • IzzyKiddnya

          I see you’re a “Shillman Journalism Fellow” — who awarded that honor?

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      Speaking on behalf of a man who is fully capable of speaking for himself, I will say that if you are a man, and you wish to feel that you are a woman, go ahead and do so. But don’t expect someone to hire you, while in drag …

  • drkmwinters

    I remember that one reason conservatives religious men burned Joan of Arc to death was because she was accused of wearing men’s clothes.

    I see that irrational fear in this article (and in the hate-filled comments) at the thought of gender-role challenging ideas – especially when they are about spreading lies. I guess it is easier to make up lies to scare others than deal with your own inner hatred toward those who are different from you.

  • drkmwinters

    ‘The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a
    man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto
    the LORD thy God.’ Deuteronomy 22:5

    Where are the laws forcing women to never wear pants, people? If you’re going to be prejudiced, at least be consistent!

    • Veracious_one

      Sudanese law calls for 40 lashes for anyone “who commits an indecent
      act which violates public morality or wears indecent clothing.” For
      women, indecent clothing includes the outfit Hussein wore when she was
      arrested and again during her first hearing on July 29: a loose-
      fitting top, headscarf and green slacks.
      Ten of the women arrested have already accepted punishment of 10
      lashes each, but Hussein and two other women still face charges.
      Hussein has appealed her case in the hope of bringing international
      attention to the plight of Sudanese women. She waived her immunity as
      a U.N. worker in the case and told AFP her goal is to have the law
      regulating clothing repealed.
      “If I’m sentenced to be whipped, or to anything else, I will appeal. I
      will see it through to the end, to the constitutional court if
      necessary,” Hussein said. “And if the constitutional court says the
      law is constitutional, I’m ready to be whipped not 40 but 40,000
      times.”
      Hussein told AFP thousands of women have been flogged for their
      clothing over the last two decades, but it is not publicized because
      those prosecuted fear no one would believe them. By becoming a voice
      for these women, Hussein said, “I’ve already won half the battle.”
      Hussein is scheduled to be judged Tuesday and she said she plans to
      wear the same “indecent” outfit to court.

    • unionville

      Why should there be laws against women wearing pants? I almost always wear men’s levis’ and men’s oxford shirts and no one has ever mistaken me for a male. Although as I get older and the hormones burn out, I may have to rethink my wardrobe. This is about people of one gender wearing clothes associated with the other gender in an attempt to look like the opposite gender and forcing society to not only call it normal but accommodate it. That forced accommodation is what is wrong.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    If it has a Y-chromosome, it’s a guy. I don’t care how it “feels” …

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