Friday, June 7, 2013

Williamsburg State Senator and NYC Public Advocate Candidate Pushes Bill To Allow Men Into Womens Bathrooms

Aroniem (Satmar) rally behind Daniel Squadron who was a key vote for toevah marriage and a lead sponsor behind the bathroom bill.

Both United States Senators from New York, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, have voiced their support for the bill, as did New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who voted for it when he was in the senate!

The Sponsor of the bill, Williamsburg State Senator Daniels Squadron recently sent out a press release urging immediate passage of this evil bill! 

Daniel Squadron took over the role of sponsoring this bill after for the gay Thomas Duane retired

If every single Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg, and the Lower East Side would have allied together and voted for the same candidate based on "Toras Hashem" and not "kesef yane es hakol" they very likley would have put a yorai shomiyiem in the state senate instead of this low life. It's even possible that toevah "marriage" never would have passed (it passed by 2 votes and based on the inside Albany politics they "needed to pass it by 2 votes)

Instead Daniel Squadron is now A?the? leading candidate for NYC public advocate!  Send a message that the Torah is not for sale by voting against him this year in the primary!

We urge Every single Orthodox Jew in NY to call the state legislators to prevent the passage of this evil bill!


for the remainder of this post all those politicians who acted problematically that have a decent sized Orthodox population in their district will be highlighted yellow, those that have a sizable Orthodox community will be highlighted green, "orthodox"politicians are in blue.
The bill:

S195-2013: Prohibits "discrimination" based on gender identity or expression and includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute


(Eric Adams (a key vote for the toeivah marriage bill) is now running for Brooklyn Borough President against former City Councilman John F. Gangemi.)

some particularly dangerous parts of the bill

capital letters are new laws

   24    1. The opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination because
   25  of  age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, GENDER
   26  IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, military status, sex, marital status,  or  disa-
   27  bility, is hereby recognized as and declared to be a civil right.

This means that Seforim Store in Flatbush, or a Pizza store in Borough Park, or a Sheitel store in Williamsburg, will be forced to hire a man who dresses as a woman and could not fire someone who decides to "change" from a man to a woman.

   30    (a) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice  for  any  person,
   31  being  the  owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or
   32  employee of any place of  public  accommodation,  resort  or  amusement,
   33  because  of the race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation,
   34  GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, military status, sex, [or] disability  or
   35  marital  status  of any person, directly or indirectly, to refuse, with-
   36  hold from or deny to such person any of the accommodations,  advantages,
   37  facilities or privileges thereof, including the extension of credit, or,
   38  directly  or  indirectly, to publish, circulate, issue, display, post or
   39  mail any written or printed communication, notice or  advertisement,  to
   40  the  effect  that  any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and
   41  privileges of any such place shall be refused, withheld from  or  denied
   42  to  any person on account of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual
   43  orientation, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, military status,  sex,  [or]
   44  disability or marital status, or that the patronage or custom thereat of
   45  any  person of or purporting to be of any particular race, creed, color,
   46  national origin, sexual  orientation,  GENDER  IDENTITY  OR  EXPRESSION,
   47  military status, sex or marital status, or having a disability is unwel-
   48  come, objectionable or not acceptable, desired or solicited.

public accommodation includes locker rooms, dorm rooms, and bathrooms.

This means that you have to allow men dressed as women into any bathroom he chooses.  Besides just the basic moral problems this is almost guaranteed to increase rapes and pedophiles. Since woman are much less likely to be a pedophile or to rape someone, if a man who was dressed as a woman would enter a woman's bathroom where there are no witnesses it would be easier to get away with the crime.

Even one of the main LGBT organizations in NY admits that bill will lead to boys using girls bathrooms! "gender identity" means the "gender" you feel like regardless of what sex you are.

Furthermore even one of the most read gay blogs queerty admitted that this bill will allow boys in to girls bathrooms
  • The New York State Senate’s Judiciary Committee today voted down GENDA, Sen. Tom Duane’s bill that would’ve made all public accommodations — including restrooms, health clubs, dorm rooms, and even shelters — open to individuals who identify as a certain gender, even if their biological sex doesn’t match the facilities’ mandates, allowing a MTF transgender person to use the lady’s toilet or find refuge at a women-only domestic violence shelter. The bill was defeated by one lawmaker in a 11-12 vote. Among those voting no: Sen. Ruben Diaz, the proud homophobe who helped defeat the state’s gay marriage law. Diaz, who talks publicly about his two gay brothers, was the only Democrat to vote against GENDA; Sen. George Maziarz, a Republican, previously said he would support the bill but voted against it.

the Conservative Party released this statement in 2010 on this bill
  • "If this bill is enacted, how safe will our most vulnerable be? Will sexual predators be able to stalk victims by claiming they are allowed to enter the restroom because they are protected by law? Proponents of the bill say they are the ones being discriminated against, but what about the rights of the majority of New Yorkers who expect restrooms to accommodate their sex only?" they say.
    "Many larger public places offer unisex facilities at the present time, if this law is enacted, the cost to business could be prohibitive and if small businesses cannot provide for unisex restrooms, trial lawyers will ultimately put them out of business," the party's statement continues. "The majority of people do not want the opposite sex in their restrooms, no matter how they are dressed or feel about their bodies. People using public restrooms have a right to privacy that enactment of this proposal would erode."

some stories how these types of bill caused major problems in practice


The Fight in the assembly this year

the sponsor of the bill in the assembly
SPONSOR    Gottfried (MS)

COSPNSR    Glick, O'Donnell, Brennan, Bronson, Cook, Ortiz, Hevesi, Titone,
           Kellner, Schimel, Kavanagh, Cahill, Englebright, Dinowitz, Paulin,
           Ryan, Abinanti, Moya, Sepulveda, Mosley, Arroyo, Espinal, Roberts

MLTSPNSR   Aubry, Benedetto, Boyland, Buchwald, Fahy, Farrell, Gunther, Hooper,
           Jacobs, Jaffee, Lavine, Lifton, Lupardo, Magnarelli, Maisel, Markey,
           McDonald, Millman, Otis, Peoples-Stokes, Perry, Pretlow, Quart,
           Ramos, Rivera, Robinson, Rosenthal, Scarborough, Simotas, Solages,
           Steck, Sweeney, Thiele, Weisenberg, Wright

A04226 Votes:

A04226 04/30/2013 91/51
BlankenNODenDekkERGrafNOLope PDNOOaksNORussellYTitusY
BorelliNODinowitYGuntherYLope VJYO'DonneYRyanYWalterNO
Brook-KYFarrellYHooperYMalliotNOPerryYSepulveYMr SpkrY

Notice that Steven Cymbrowitz voted no even though in past years he was a sponsor

this is because Cymbrowitz just ran a very close race against a Orthodox Jew "Ben Akselrod" who ran a campaign based on Torah values where he only won by 294 votes.  

This shows us that we can effect politicians votes if we vote based on the Torah!

Proof we can defeat this bill
In 2010 this bill was defeated by 1 vote despite the fact that the democrats controled the senate because democratic senator Ruben Diaz held strong in the vote in the Judiciary Committee despite the democrat establishments pressure on him to vote for that bill.  It is almost guaranteed this evil bill would have passed if it went to the whole floor.
for more info about the vote

S2406-2009 Votes          the highlights here are based on the time of the vote

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Judiciary - Jun 8, 2010

Ayes (11): Sampson, Onorato, Schneiderman, Hassell-Thompson, Klein, Adams, Espada, Breslin, Dilan, Savino, Perkins
Nays (12): Diaz, Nozzolio, Maziarz, DeFrancisco, Volker, Saland, LaValle, Bonacic, Winner, Lanza, Ranzenhofer, Leibell

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