The commercial shows a little girl on a playground walking into a bathroom. She is followed shortly after by a suspicious looking man. A black screen then flashes the words: "your City Commission made this legal."
CGPP says the recently passed protections "will allow sexual predators into public restrooms." Ugh.
The petition currently being circulated would bar the city from offering resident protections beyond those included in Florida's Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act does not mention sexual orientation or gender identity. City officials say the broad language of the group's petition would deny discrimination protection to gays, lesbians and bisexuals as well.
Citizens for Good Public Policy, led by Cain Davis (a member of the Alachua County Republican executive committee), has until July 29 to collect 5,581 signatures to place a charter amendment on the 2009 ballot. Davis estimates they need about 2,000 more signatures to get the issue on the ballot. Said Davis
This is not about being against a homosexual agenda, this is about looking out for the people in the city.
Like other fundie groups before them, CGPP is creating an atmosphere of hate that not only furthers their narrow, bigoted viewpoint, but also makes it dangerous and potentially violent for trans and gender variant people living in their community.