Thursday, August 16, 2007

That's a new one

mandt at Pam's House Blend gives us the latest bat-shit insane reason why we can't give gays rights like normal people: if we do, then men will get away with rape.

No, seriously.
According to Senate Bill 2 [in Oregon], "'Sexual orientation' means an individual's actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual's gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual's sex at birth." In attempting to remove arbitrary standards of race, sexual orientation, etc. as to discrimination in the workplace and among intergroup relationships, the state has created new standards of acceptance of one's perceived sexual orientation.


What would be the outcome if a man accused of rape denies that he was capable of rape because on the day of the rape he perceived himself to be female? Farfetched? Maybe. It could happen under this law.

Uh-huh. Sure it could.

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