Contact: Allan Parker, The Justice Foundation, 210-614-7157, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 30, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Allan Parker, President of The Justice Foundation, representing hundreds of Black, Hispanic, and Anglo pastors issued the following call for help: "Echoing the immortal words of Col William Barrett Travis from the Alamo, where he drew a line in the sand 'I call on you in the name of liberty, of patriotism, and everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.' We only have a week to stop the most radical gender identity ordinance in the nation."
WHY THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO GENDER CONFUSION ORDINANCE IS MORE RADICAL THAN THAT OF OTHER CITIES
There are four major reasons why the City of San Antonio's proposed gender confusion ordinance would place it as one of the most radical sexual orientation and gender identity ordinances in the nation. Called a non-discrimination ordinance, it discriminates against Christians. Here are my conclusions:
- Asexuality and bisexuality are not usually included in the definition of sexual orientation. The Wikipedia cites that there is even disagreement among gender experts as to whether asexuality is a disorder or is true sexual orientation.
- It violates the Texas Constitution explicitly. It does not give protection for those who believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Texas is a one man/ one woman state for marriage. The city is already in violation of the Texas Attorney General's opinion that it is improper to give domestic partnership benefits to homosexuals. Its passage inevitably requires domestic partnership health benefits for every business in the city. Though it says the ordinance will not do this, the City refuses to put that in writing in the ordinance.
- It allows enforcement by complaints filed against any business by any member of the aggrieved community and expands the size of the community and the definition of sexual orientation to include at least four orientations, heterosexual, homosexual, asexual and bisexual. Most statutes do not go that far.
- It fails to include a clear and complete restroom protection clause that would make it not apply to gender specific facilities.