Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
June 13, 2012
Although the only comments opposing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to be heard in today's Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the bill came from one witness, Craig Parshall of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, one outside group took to its email list with a particularly aggressive and anti-transgender pitch. The Traditional Values Coalition, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, put out a fundraising email to members today attacking the specter of transgender teachers. Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, told Metro Weekly, "It's just shameful, but it's the kind of thing that we've come to expect from the right wing." The Human Rights Campaign posted the above-pictured image on Facebook, telling supporters, "Share this image now to help expose their divisive bigotry and hatred."