This video has been released by those campaigning to change the equality laws in Gainesville, Florida.
It’s exceedingly pernicious hatred that equates trans women with paedophiles and is a cornerstone of the local campaign to reduce rights for transgendered people. The campaign is trying to introduce a new city ordinance removing anti-discrimination protections for LGTB people, and is headlining the campaign with images of men using women’s restrooms, while the ordinance is actually far ranging in its effect as described in this TV footage. The Gainesville City Attorney has confirmed that the ordinance, if passed, would remove human rights protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The ordinance goes to the ballot on 24th March. There’s a good write up of the current state of play in the Orlando Sentinel but I’ve so far been unable to find a copy of the draft ordinance. If anybody finds one, I’d appreciated it if you could please post a link to it in a comment.