TARGET STORES’ WAR AGAINST CUSTOMERS

THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE VOTES TO END ALL BUSINESS RELATIONS WITH TARGET STORES AND TARGET CORPORATION

May 1, 2016

Mr. Brian C. Cornell
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Target Corporation
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

RE: Target Stores’ War Against Customers / Reckless Disregard for Customer Privacy and Safety Rights

Dear Mr. Cornell:

Please be informed that the Executive Board of the Florida Democratic League (FDL), Florida’s largest minority-led Democratic voters organization, unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the permanent boycott of Target Stores until Target Corporation publicly apologizes for recklessly violating customer privacy and safety rights, and rescinds its extremist, ideology-based policy of allowing individuals to use opposite-sex dressing rooms and restrooms.

Furthermore, the FDL’s resolution also points out that human and civil rights are never based on an alleged sexual behavioral choice, preference, “expression,” or “identity.” These rights are based solely on an individual’s humanity or legal status, not on an alleged sexual behavioral choice or preference, or on an arbitrary opinion or fantasy of one’s sex, or so-called sexual “identity” or “expression.”

As a battle-proven champion for minority rights the FDL believes that everyone deserves to be treated fairly, that is why we strongly urges Target Corporation to unequivocally reject all policies that undemocratically force Target customers to submit to a macabre, universally-rejected ideology that is both hateful and inimical to the customers’ moral values, legal rights, and personal safety.

Please end immediately this hateful ideologically-based attack against the privacy and safety rights of all Target customers. We urge Target to the right thing; to get on the right side of history.

Respectfully,

Ms. Sara P. Espinoza, President  |  Mr. Nathaniel Wilcox, Vice Chairman
Dr. Eladio Jose Armesto, Chairman, Board of Directors

cc: Jeffrey J. Jones II, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Stephanie A. Lundquist, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; Michael E. McNamara, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer; John J. Mulligan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Janna A. Potts, Executive Vice President and Chief Stores Officer; Jacqueline Hourigan Rice, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; Cathy R. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Laysha L. Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer.

 

STATEMENT ON THE REMOVAL OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM PUBLIC PLACES

INSANITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS
EXTREMISM KNOWS NO LIMITS

{Adopted by the Florida Democratic League, June 24, 2015}

As despicable as is the misuse of the historic Confederate flag by racists, this misuse does not make it a symbol of racism any more than the use of the Rainbow flag by abrrosexualists (i.e., partisans of sodomy) make the rainbow a symbol of sodomy. The Confederate flag is the ensign of the Confederate States of America. It has nothing to do with racism and it’s extremely naive and disingenuous to think that taking it down will in any way help heal race relations in America. Let’s show a little more respect for people’s intelligence!

Removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds is as senseless and deranged as the murders in a Charleston, S.C. Black church. A racist’s gross disrespect for innocent human life can never justify the gross disrespect towards a part of our nation’s history and heritage. No matter how you slice it, two wrongs will never make a right.

Think about it. A killer is not punished by taking down a flag; he’s punished by taking him down after a fair trial and due process of law. What if the murderer had been waving the Rainbow flag? Would the same crowd calling for the Confederate flag’s removal, be proposing the Rainbow flag be outlawed also?

Since when is extremism ever fought by surrendering to it? Yet, isn’t this precisely what South Carolina governor Nikki Haley do by agreeing to disrespect the Confederate flag, the great South Carolina patriots, and the history it represents? Isn’t it also un-American government censorship at its worst?

How will disrespecting and removing the Confederate flag from public places heal race relations in America? How will it prevent future murders? Doesn’t reason tell us that it solves nothing? Doesn’t commonsense tell us that it only adds more fuel to the fire? That it will only make matters worse?

Furthermore, if elected officials cave-in to extremists, and remove the Confederate flag from public places, where will all of this end? Isn’t this paving the way for the disrespect and removal of other national symbols and historical monuments? What about the Cross of Christ? Will it, too, be outlawed because some extremist claims it offends them?

Why not take this debate to its logical conclusion? Why don’t we remove all the former slave-holding states from the Union? Insanity knows no bounds. Extremism knows no limits. Friend, political correctness is fueled by ignorance and intolerance, not by reason and good sense.

Stop the demagoguery! Stop the hate! Stop the ignorant, divisive attacks on the Confederate flag!
Respect America. Respect Freedom. Respect the Confederate Flag.

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YES, FLORIDIANS WANT HB 583 PASSED!

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Solid Support for Rep. Artiles’

Bill to Protect Public Safety and Privacy

<< Floridians Demand the Much-Needed Protections HB 583 Provides. >>

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Florida State Representative Frank Artiles (R-Miami)

MIAMI, FL [02.09.2015] – This Monday, Florida Democratic League leaders voted unanimously to support State Representative Frank Artiles’ (R-Miami) bill HB 583 to protect the privacy and safety of all Florida residents using single-sex public facilities. Currently, public bathrooms, dressing rooms, locker rooms, and showers present opportunities for crimes against everyone that uses these facilities, including, but not limited to, assault, battery, molestation, rape, voyeurism, and exhibitionism.

The Florida Democratic League (FDL), one of our state’s leading minority-led Democratic voters’ civil rights and social justice advocacy organizations, issued the following statement:

<< State Representative Frank Artiles’ (R-Miami) bill HB 583 addresses important public safety and personal privacy issues. No amount of distortions, lies or manipulations will change that. It’s truly an embarrassment that in the 21st century, a female legislator from our party would hysterically attack a bill protecting women and little girls from sexual predators and deviants.

Every year, both in Florida and the rest of the nation, hundreds of women and little girls are sexually assaulted and abused in public facilities. HB 583 solves this serious problem. Representative Janet Cruz and all who oppose this common-sense bill, represent a clear and present danger to public safety.

Extremists like Rep. Cruz condemn the Democratic Party to ignominiously be a super-minority in Tallahassee. In 2014 alone, Florida voters ousted six (6) Democratic incumbents from the State House for their extremist ideology. It’s unfortunate that Rep. Cruz was not among them. If she keeps it up, however, her constituents could demand she be Baker-Acted. >>

The FDL, along with all Floridians, without any partisanship, applaud Representative Artiles for honoring his duty to defend and protect the privacy, rights and safety of ALL of us.

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Apoyo sólido para proyecto del Rep. Artiles

que protege la seguridad y la privacidad

<< ¡Los floridanos exigen las muy necesitadas protecciones que HB 583 proporciona! >>

MIAMI, FL [02.09.2015] – Este lunes, los líderes de la Liga Demócrata de la Florida votaron unanimemente apoyar el proyecto de ley HB 583 del representante estatal Frank Artiles (R-Miami) que protege la privacidad y la seguridad de todos los residentes de la Florida que usan instalaciones públicas de un solo sexo. Actualmente, los baños públicos, vestidores, vestuarios y duchas presentan oportunidades para crímenes contra todos los que los utilizan, incluyendo, pero no limitados a asaltos, agresiones, abusos sexuales, violaciones, voyerismo y exhibicionismo.

En respuesta, la LDF, una de las principales organizaciones de votantes demócratas dirigida por minorías en nuestro estado, pro derechos civiles y justicia social, emite la siguiente declaración:

<< El proyecto de ley HB 583 del representante estatal Frank Artiles (R-Miami) resuelve importantes problemas de seguridad pública y privacidad personal. Ninguna cantidad de distorsiones, mentiras o manipulaciones cambiara esto. Es realmente una vergüenza que en pleno siglo 21, una legisladora de nuestro partido histéricamente ataque un proyecto de ley que protege a las mujeres y las niñas de los depredadores y desviados sexuales.

Todos los años, tanto en la Florida y en el resto de la nación, cientos de mujeres y niñas son asaltadas y abusadas sexualmente en instalaciones públicas. HB 583 resuelve este problema grave. La representante Janet Cruz y todos los que se oponen a este proyecto de ley de sentido común, representan un peligro claro y presente a la seguridad pública.

Extremistas como la Rep. Cruz condenan el Partido Demócrata ser ignominiosamente una super-minoría en Tallahassee. En 2014 solamente, los votantes de la Florida sacaron de la Cámara a seis (6) titulares demócratas por su ideología extremista. Es lamentable que la rep. Cruz no estuvo entre ellos. Si sigue así, sin embargo, sus electores podrían exigir que la internen en un asilo mental. >>

La LDF, junto a todos los floridanos, sin distinción de partido, aplaude al Rep. Artiles por cumplir su deber de defender y proteger la privacidad, los derechos y la seguridad de todos nosotros.

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CORRUPT JUDGE SARAH ZABEL MUST GO!

Law-Abiding Floridians: Judge Zabel Violated the Law; Attacked Democracy; Denied Voters’ Rights

By Dr. Judy Meissner

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MIAMI, FL (January 5, 2015) We’re all taught to play by the rules. In a civil society, we rely on rules and procedures and laws as we go about our daily routine. When people break the rules, they’re expected to be held accountable for their actions — whether it’s within your family, on the job or at school, or in our society as a whole.

Miam-Dade Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel is no exception. There are rights, doctrines, and principles in the Florida Constitution, in Florida statutes and in the Rules of Judicial Conduct that set out the right way for judges to decide cases and issue rulings.

Judge Zabel totally missed that point in her July 25, 2014 decision overthrowing Florida’s Constitution and overturning a constitutionally-sanctioned election. She arrogantly disregarded US Supreme Court precedent in U.S. v. Windsor that holds that Marriage is not an issue of Constitutional law, but a public policy issue states have the right to decide.

Article II, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution expressly prohibits judges from enacting laws, stating that “the powers of the state government shall be divided into legislative, executive and judicial branches. No person belonging to one branch shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other branches unless expressly provided herein.”

The Florida Supreme Court has interpreted the “separation of powers” requirement to prohibit both encroachment by any one branch on the powers held by another, and delegation by any branch of its powers.

Judicial independence does not exempt Judge Zabel from obeying the Constitution from which she gets her very authority as a judge. Nor does it exempt her from complying with the provisions of the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC).

Judge Zabel’s decision corruptly violated not only the Florida Constitution’s separation of powers, but also the CJC. She acted in violation of her oath, duties and role as a member of the Judiciary. She engaged in conduct demonstrating her unfitness to hold judicial office.

Respect for constitutional government, the protection of the voter rights, the integrity of the judiciary, and the public safety and welfare of the people of Florida warrant Judge Zabel be disciplined by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission and removed from office. She also deserves to be disbarred by the Florida Bar.

Close to 8 million Floridians cast their ballots in 2008 on constitutional amendment 2 defining Marriage as the union of a husband and a wife. If Judge Zabel disagrees with Florida’s voter-approved Constitution, she can change it the same everyone else can: by persuading our legislators to adopt new legislation or place the issue on the ballot, or by gathering the required number of signatures and letting Florida voters decide in a democratic election.

Zabel chose to overthrow the Constitution, overturn an election, circumvent the rules, and unlawfully deny Florida voters their civil rights. Justice demands that everyone be accountable for their actions, even members of the judiciary, like Judge Zabel. Justice delayed is justice denied. Zabel must go!

*** Judy Meissner, Ph.D., MPH, is an Israeli Professor of psychology, a public health and social welfare expert and an international human rights advocate. She is a director of the International Center for the Study of Aberrosexualism (ICSA), an organization of mental health professionals dedicated to the research of biologically aberrant sexual behavior and practices, or aberrosexualism, and other psico-sexual phenomema. You can contact her at judymeissner@aol.com

PUTNEY INDUCTED TO THE WALL OF SHAME

THE FACES OF HATE, RACISM, AND INTOLERANCE IN SOUTH FLORIDA

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MICHAEL PUTNEY: Angry Racist Bigot

Michael Putney is a New York-born television reporter and media hack operating in South Florida, who routinely disrespects, misinforms, and insults the public with his angry, biased, racists, intolerant, ignorant ranting and raving.

Putney has an appalling penchant for viciously attacking people-friendly, fair-minded academic, civic, political and religious leaders to impose on his audience his corrupt, racist, aberrosexualist ideology. There is no room in South Florida for arrogant, disrespectful, close-minded, closet Ku Klux Klanners like Putney.

ALL human beings, Michael, deserve respect, not just those that happen to agree with your hate-filled, racist, and vile aberrosexualist ideology. Putney’s hate, racism, and disrespect have earned him a rightful place in The Wall of Shame.

AN UNETHICAL MEDIA HACK

Please contact Putney’s Bosses at WPLG Channel 10 and ask they put an end to his anger, bias, and hate or do our community a favor and simply fire him.

Bert Medina
Vice President and General Manager
WPLG–TV
3401 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
954-364-2500

Don’t forget: respect and tolerance are a two way street!



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POLITICAL CORRUPTION BREEDS DISRESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE

RADICAL CHANGE NEEDED TO END MILITARIZED MODEL OF POLICING OUR STREETS

by Sheldon Richman

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The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who’s boss on the streets of Staten Island — and show him in a way he would never forget.

As a Facebook friend of mine put it, instead they showed him in a way he will never remember.

This pretty much explains the cops’ reckless disregard for Garner’s life that day, and it is what makes the grand-jury sham especially appalling.

This was about power. Yes, to an extent the fatal confrontation was about race — although it’s no great feat to imagine something similar happening to a low-income white guy. It was also about class. An obviously affluent and likely well-connected person probably need not fear being accosted on the street by the police.

Let’s remember what the police say Garner was doing: selling cigarettes that had not been subjected to the high taxes imposed in New York City and State: $5.95 in all. (The feds add another buck.) Thus, a pack costs at least $14. As a result, entrepreneurial cigarette smuggling from low-tax states is big business. Whenever the tax goes up, so does the smuggling.

In fact, smuggling used to be an honorable American profession. In colonial times and into the early national period, the entrepreneurial smuggler who served consumers by defying the customs agents was celebrated. It was the government agent who risked being tarred and feathered, then rode out of town on a rail. Had Eric Garner been set upon by Red Coats on colonial New England streets, many people might have come to his defense. Today the best we can hope for is that someone will video the confrontation with a cell phone.

The fact is that Eric Garner was a threat to no one. He was just a guy trying to make a few bucks by selling loose cigarettes — loosies — to low-income smokers harmed by the state’s and city’s tax collectors.

Well, let’s amend that. Garner, like other practitioners of his trade, was indeed a threat — to the politicians who need that revenue to play their destructive games and to assure they remain in power. Come to think of it, in the eyes of those politicians, threatening the steady flow of taxpayer money is about as serious a crime as anyone can commit. Without that money they would be nothing.

That’s why New York City officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, one of those phony men-of-the-people, have ordered the police to crack down on sellers of loosies.

The city’s accomplices in this highway robbery of smokers are the licensed retailers. The police provide the protection racket that shields the retailers’ cigarette business from free competition.

To great fanfare de Blasio announced a program to prevent a recurrence of the confrontation that killed Eric Garner. The police will get new training, blah, blah, blah.

Sorry, Mr. Mayor, but that won’t do it. Some truly radical things need to be done — such as eliminating the top-down, militarist model of policing, and moving to a decentralized system of community governance. But something significant can be done in the meantime: halt police confrontations with nonviolent persons suspected of committing victimless so-called crimes. These are acts that in themselves violate no one’s rights, such as selling or possessing drugs and guns, taking bets, and participating in other prohibited but peaceful, consensual activities.

This won’t guarantee there will be no more Eric Garners, because police have long harassed, beaten, and killed people using low-tech weapons and without the cover of victimless-crime laws. But it would help. If fewer people are harassed on the street, fewer people will become fed up and resist — if we must stretch the word resist to describe what Eric Garner did that fateful day.

Low-income minority neighborhoods experience what the rest of us can usually grasp only abstractly: the police force is an occupying army. Its ostensible purpose is to protect innocent life and property, but what it does day to day is monitor everyone with a suspicion that the sovereign’s decrees are not being respected.

This has got to change.

Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org).


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TOP OBAMA BUNDLER ACCUSED OF CHILD RAPE

CORRUPTION AT THE TOP

Influential aberrosexualist extremist and top Obama donor, Terry Bean, and alleged former boyfriend arrested.

Americans complain that President Obama gets a free pass from the media, which acts as a de-facto public-relations shop for the Democrat in the White House. Never has that charge seemed truer than now as an ugly rape scandal unfolds on the West Coast.

On Wednesday, Portland, Ore. police arrested Terrence Patrick Bean, who has been charged with two felony counts of having sex with a minor last year. This man is not just any old guy accused of having sex with a 15-year-old – he’s a big-money Democratic donor and extremist political activist with connections inside the Obama White House. Bean raised more than a half-million dollars for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

“Bean has been one of the state’s biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in aberrosexualist circles in the state,” reports oregonlive.com. “He helped found two major national political groups, the rabidly anti-Christian Human Rights Campaign and the Gay [sic] and Lesbian Victory Fund and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama.”

A search of the Federal Election Commission’s campaign-finance database turns up thousands in donations every cycle by Bean to the Democratic Party’s most powerful leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. Barney Frank, among others. Photos of Bean posted online show him flying on Air Force One with Obama.

The scandal is escalating. Thursday, according to local media, Kiah Loy Lawson, allegedly 66-year-old Bean’s 25-year-old former boyfriend, was arrested by the Portland Sex Crimes Unit for sexually abusing the same boy. After the relationship between the two men ended, Lawson went public with claims that Bean had a practice of secretly videotaping himself having sex with others.

​This story was first reported by the local press, and there have been vague references to sexual trouble for Bean and Lawson since June, but the national media has not picked it up. That oversight is politically convenient for President Obama.

If one of President George W. Bush’s bundlers would have been charged with child rape, make no mistake about it, the media feeding frenzy would have been uncontrollable – which would be legitimate given the severity of the allegation. The silence surrounding Terrence Bean exposes the national media’s partisan double standard in obscene detail.

Brett M. Decker is consulting director at the White House Writers Group.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/11/20/kiah-lawson-terry-bean-human-rights-campaign-gay-sex-obama-prison-column/70021560/



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CORRUPT JUDGES

FLORIDA JUDGES THAT CORRUPTLY UNDERMINE THE RULE OF LAW

WE’RE FOR FAIRNESS <> REASON <> COMMONSENSE

Corrupt Judges

Florida judges have been exempt from the same level of scrutiny as our politicians and the Media, but there are increasingly more pervasive attacks on judicial integrity. Abuses of power, corruption, lack of accountability, secrecy, and impunity from prosecution are eroding public trust and confidence in the judicial system.

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Judge Dale Cohen   |  Judge Luis Garcia   |  Judge Diana Lewis  |   Judge Sarah I Zabel

As judges and public servants, the above individuals took an Oath of Office to uphold and protect the U.S. and Florida Constitutions; to honor the Code of Judicial Conduct, to uphold the Separation of Powers Doctrine, and to respect the constitutional rights and civil liberties of all Floridians. By ruling unconstitutional the Constitution and laws that are the source of their authority, these corrupt judges automatically deprived themselves of their own authority to rule.

For their corrupt, racist, unconstitutional conduct, Broward Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen, Monroe Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia, Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Diana Lewis, and Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Sarah I. Zabel, need to be removed from the bench by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) and disbarred by the Florida Bar.

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THREE BASIC PRINCIPLES ON SO-CALLED “SEXUAL RIGHTS”

WHY WE OPPOSE BIGOTRY, INTOLERANCE, IGNORANCE, AND HATE


OUR FAIR-MINDED POSITION ON SO-CALLED “RIGHTS” BASED ON AN ALLEGED SEXUAL BEHAVIORAL CHOICE, “IDENTITY” OR “EXPRESSION”

Bernice King

People respect themselves and others by treating human sexuality with the utmost dignity and decorum, as something personal, intimate, and private, not as something to flaunt, exploit, or scandalize.

Compassion, respect and love for all human beings inspire our frank disagreement with extremist agendas and ideologies seeking to impose discriminatory and unjust laws based on an alleged sexual behavioral choice, “preference,” “identity” or “expression.” We oppose destructive, hateful agendas and ideologies, not human beings, that’s why we support the following three basic principles.

FIRST PRINCIPLE: Equality and human rights are universally based on our humanity and intrinsic dignity as persons, not on an alleged sexual behavioral choice, “preference,” “identity” or “expression.”

SECOND PRINCIPLE: Equality, fairness, and right reason hold that no one can justly claim, demand, or receive a legal benefit, protection, or so-called “right” due to an alleged sexual behavioral choice, “preference,” “identity” or “expression.”

THIRD PRINCIPLE: People self-identify and seek to be recognized and respected for, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, the content of their character, not for an alleged sexual behavioral choice, “preference,” “identity” or “expression.”

True human rights are based on our humanity, equality, and intrinsic dignity as persons. Civil rights are based on our legal status in a country. Neither human nor civil rights are based on an alleged sexual behavioral choice, “preference,” “identity” or “expression.” Accordingly, no one should claim, demand or receive a legal benefit, protection or so-called “right” based on an alleged sexual behavioral choice, “preference,” “identity” or “expression.” It’s that simple!


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MIAMI-DADE’S “TRANSSEXUAL” ORDINANCE: LEGALIZES DISCRIMINATION

THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE IS AGAINST LEGALIZING DISCRIMINATION


 What’s Wrong With Miami-Dade’s Proposed Discriminatory “Transsexual/Transgender” Ordinance?

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q: DOES THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE ACTUALLY LEGALIZE DISCRIMINATION?

A: YES! This proposed “Transsexual” ordinance legalizes discrimination, pure and simple! So far, at least thirty-six (36) reported cases of discrimination have been documented as a direct result of these unjust laws. Truly, they are modern-day Jim Crow laws. The proposed ordinance unjustly discriminates, marginalizes, and penalizes everyone wishing to protect their children and families from the sexual behavioral choices and practices of an individual with sexual identity issues or who is in denial of his/her sex. County ordinances must be based on clear, factual, objective legal concepts and standards, not on ambiguous, capricious propaganda terms, subjective allegations, arbitrary claims, or personal feelings. Nor should ordinances be used to promote an ideological agenda.

Q: IS THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE BASED ON FACTS?

A: NO! This proposed discriminatory “Transsexual” ordinance is based on lies, distortions and manipulations of facts. The proposed ordinance’s arguments are completely bogus. For example, ordinance promoters allege that so-called “transsexual” discrimination is “pervasive” and “serious”, yet they could not name a single company or government entity that discriminates against this so-called “category.” Furthermore, according to a Special Investigative Report prepared last year by the U.S. Hispanic Publishers Federation, not a single discrimination complaint has ever been filed in Florida with the exception of Broward County where six “gender identity or expression” complaints were filed and not a single one was found to be valid.

Q: WHAT EXACTLY ARE ‘SEXUAL IDENTITY’ AND ‘SEXUAL EXPRESSION’?

A: “Sexual Identity” and “Sexual Expression” are discriminatory ideological propaganda terms, i.e., terms specifically used to advance an extremist ideology. According to scientists, so-called “sexual identity” and “sexual expression” are arbitrary and highly fluid terms based on “personal feeling” and the subjective perception of one’s sex. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines “gender identity or expression” as an individual’s sense of being male, female, something other, or something in-between. As such, these terms are purposefully arbitrary and scientifically undefinable. This invariably produces confusion, discrimination, and litigation. Commissioners owe it to their constituents to reject the proposed ordinance as arbitrary, discriminatory, ideologically-based, and legally, as well as ethically, deficient.

Q: ARE ‘SEXUAL IDENTITY’ AND ‘SEXUAL EXPRESSION’ SCIENTIFICALLY DEMONSTRABLE OR OBJECTIVELY DEFINABLE TERMS?

A: NO! Neither “sexual identity” nor “sexual expression” are scientifically demonstrable, genetically provable, nor objectively definable biological realities. To amend Miami-Dade’s Anti-Discrimination ordinance to include a freely chosen, arbitrarily created “category” that is not scientifically demonstrable, genetically provable, or objectively definable is discriminatory, unjust and against the public interest. Because this proposed ordinance does not adequately define the controversial ideological terms “sexual identity” and “sexual expression,” it is patently unjust to subject Miami-Dade residents to this ambiguous, capricious, and discriminatory ordinance.

Q: DOES THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADDRESS A LEGITIMATE COUNTY CONCERN?

A: NO! Far from it. The Miami-Dade County Commission and its committees are obligated to address public health, safety, and welfare concerns. So-called “transsexualism/transgenderism” is not one of them. Absent a concrete showing that the alleged “problem” this discriminatory, ideologically-based ordinance purports to solve is real and widespread, Miami-Dade Commissioners should not waste any of their valuable time and resources on this clearly ideological non-issue.

Q: DOES THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE EXPOSE BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND PEOPLE TO FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION OR PROSECUTION?

A: YES! Absolutely! Businesses, organizations and individual residents could unknowingly commit and be unjustly prosecuted for violations of the proposed ordinance for protecting privacy rights or not building or providing so-called “gender neutral” facilities. For example, if they do not allow men claiming to be women use women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and/or dressing rooms. It has already happened in other parts of the country. Lacking clear boundaries and precise definitions and terms, anyone can unknowingly commit an offense under this ideologically-based proposed ordinance, and be unjustly investigated or sued and dragged into court.

Q: SHOULD ANYONE BE FORCED TO ACCEPT AS TRUE WHAT DNA AND BIOLOGY PROVES IS FALSE?

A: NO! No one should be forced to accept as true what DNA and biology proves is false. An individual can freely chose to believe or behave in whatever sexual role he or she chooses, but they have no right to force everyone else to accept or approve their freely chosen sexual behavioral choice, or so-called “sexual identity or expression.” Especially when this sexual behavioral choice or so-called “sexual identity or expression” is directly contradicted by biology, their chromosomes, and their DNA!

Q: DOES ANYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND LEGAL BENEFITS, PRIVILEGES OR PROTECTIONS BASED ON WHATEVER THEY ALLEGE IS THEIR FREELY CHOSEN “SEXUAL IDENTITY” OR “EXPRESSION”?

A: NO! No one has the right to demand legal benefits, privileges or protections based on whatever they allege is their freely and voluntarily chosen so-called “sexual identity or expression.” An individual’s sex is not a “flavor-of-the-day” thing. Sex is a readily knowable, scientifically demonstrable, biologically-provable reality. Objectively speaking, an individual’s sex is a precisely determinable genetic fact that is not up to them to decide. As a scientifically demonstrable biological reality, sex is not based on an arbitrary whim, personal feeling, capricious belief, or private fantasy. Like it or not, sex, like age, race or color, can never be changed. While an individual’s physical appearance can be cosmetically modified, their DNA or chromosomes can never be altered.

Q: DOES THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO USE WHATEVER BATHROOMS, DRESSING ROOMS, SHOWERS, OR OTHER SEX-SPECIFIC PUBLIC FACILITIES THEY WISH?

A: YES! The discriminatory “transsexual” ordinance irresponsibly allows individuals with sexual identity issues or in denial or rejection of their sex, to use whatever bathrooms, dressing rooms, showers, and other sex-specific public facilities they wish. Authorizing individuals with sexual identity issues the use whatever bathrooms, dressing rooms, showers, and other sex-specific public facilities they wish to use, violates constitutional privacy rights and legalizes discrimination against Miami-Dade County residents and their families. This proposed ordinance has nothing to do with sexual equality and everything to do with legalized discrimination!

Q: WILL THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE INCREASE HEALTH CARE COSTS AND OTHER BURDENS FOR MIAMI-DADE RESIDENTS?

A: YES! This proposed “Transsexual” ordinance leaves the door wide open for individuals to file alleged discrimination lawsuits if health care dollars are not spent on costly, non-medically required sex reassignment and sex reversal surgeries which average $50,000 per person. It is unwarranted and unjust to force Miami-Dade taxpayers and the public health system to pay for these elective, non-medically required surgeries.

Q: IS IT TRUE A “TRANSSEXUAL” HAS NOWHERE TO FILE AN ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT?

A: FALSE. Under the Fair Housing Act, the EEOC and HUD accept “gender identity or expression” discrimination complaints. Furthermore, because EEOC and HUD regulations do not cover public accommodations, this discriminatory ordinance would legalize the violation of privacy and safety when a male claiming he is female, enters bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and dressing rooms of the opposite sex as has already been thoroughly documented. In fact, in 2007, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver in Etsitty vs. Utah Transit Authority ruled that a male bus driver could not use female facilities while on his bus route because it could expose his employer to liability claims.


 Aberro fumando

“’Sex change’ is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.” – Dr. Paul R. McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry.


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