Ben Jealous @Netroots_Nation Voter ID Laws suppresses the Trans Vote
Jealous tells us that voting rights is the single thread that allow us to win "I'm a voting rights activist because I'm a senior citizen, I'm a voting rights activist because I'm a student rights activist, I'm a voting rights activist because I'm a marriage equality rights activist..." but all Fox heard was his comments starting at 1:19:32 about his transgender brother.
This rebroadcasting of a ultra right wings take on Ben Jealous' statement is a prime example of why the right wing is losing and will continue to lose. Their binding thread is hate.
(Red Alert Politics)Via Fox Nation Via Fox Nation
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)President Benjamin Jealous threw out a bizarre, new reason Friday for Voter ID laws to be banned in the U.S. –transgenders.
“As many people know, I have an adopted brother who’s transgender and he typically doesn’t dress the way he does when he hangs out in the Tenderloin when he goes to a government office,” Jealous said, referencing a notorious LGBT community in San Francisco. “And so if you show his ID you know and he would hold it up to his face, it looks like two different people.”
Posted by planet trans at 10:15 AM