Thursday, April 07, 2016

SC Senator verbally eviscerates colleague for proposing anti-lgbt bill

Kimpson
Yesterday I posted about the plans of SC Republican State Senator Lee Bright  to introduce an anti-lgbt bill similar to the one passed recently in North Carolina. For now, it doesn't look like the bill is very popular. Gov. Nikki Haley (a Republican) has already voiced her disapproval of it. And today, Bright's bill was practically eviscerated on the Senate floor by Democrat Sen. Marlon Kimpson.

Kimpson didn't hold a thing back:

Kimpson, a Democrat, took to the floor of the Senate Thursday to complain about gun reform bills not getting a hearing but then directed his frustration at a bill introduced by Sen. Lee Bright, a Spartanburg County Republican.

"Yesterday South Carolina sank to a new low," he told the Senate. "We're going to have the Lee Bright genitalia patrol for bathrooms in South Carolina. That is the most blatant form of intrusion, of discrimination of sexual orientation.  Now we are becoming the laughing stock in the nation because we are joining North Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi."

 . . . Kimpson said Bright's bill has generated a hashtag, #peewithlee  which is making "a mockery of the state."

"A transgender person should use the restroom that corresponds to his or her gender identity," he said. "Under peewithlee's Bright's bill, we're now going to have the genitalia bill now checking birth certificates at the restroom door. I can't imagine a more ridiculous bill."

According to GreenvilleOnline, the bill has a dim chance of passing. Let's cross our fingers.

1 comment :

Zarah said...

THANK YOU SEN KIMPSON FOR SPEAKING UP....YOU ARE RIGHT ON TARGET WITH YOUR COURAGEOUS confrontation OF THE absolutely LUDICROUS BILL...PROPOSED TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBT PERSONS.....