Reblogged from zealteal
Do y’all remember Eric Fehrnstrom? Well it turns out that Mr. Etch-a-Sketch isn’t just all bark and no bite when it comes to hating queer people.
Apparently Fehrnstrom was full of “glee” after finding the birth certificate of Althea Garrison shortly after she was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, effiectivally ending her political career.
Now I could go into how ridiculous it is that being trans is regarded as such a bad thing that I could basically ruin this woman’s career (it’s something happens all the time to trans people, not just those of us in politics btdubs), but that isn’t the point here. The point here is how low this bigoted asshole would stoop to do this. The fact that he is one of Romney’s “most trusted” advisers would be enough for me to never even consider voting for him, even if I agreed with him on literally anything. You add this on top of Romney’s protest of an anti-discrimination aid for Massachusetts public schools because it contained the word “trans”, and you have one gigantic transphobic mess.
But, yeah, it’s completely wise to let this bigot run the country.
I’m a little afraid that if he gets elected, he and his ilk are just going to… slowly… keep finding more rights that they can take away from trans people. Like, you know, me. And some of my friends. :| To the point where we’ll pretty much be forced to live on the streets and die out.
casual “don’t vote for mitt romney” reminder. casual “vote for barack obama not just because he has OK policies but because he is running against mitt romney” reminder. casual “i don’t like to let my friendships get political, but you need to take this seriously and vote if you’re over 18 and a US citizen or you are implicitly allowing this behavior to fly over your head and i don’t want to be a part of your life” reminder.
https://gottaregister.com/ - register to vote!
http://longdistancevoter.org/ - if you can’t reach the polling station!