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Chairman of Conn. Family Institute Embarrassed by Rep. Holder-Winfield

March 29, 2011

Peter Wolfgang

Once again, the Family Institute, an anti-modern American Family group lobbied to continue state sponsored human rights violations.  This time, against trans-gendered individuals.  Their arguement? Passing legislation protecting transgendered would increase sexual assault in womens restrooms.

Last week, the Connecticut House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on HB 6599, which would add “gender identity or expression” to the state’s anti-discrimination statute. During the hearing, Chairman Rep. Holder-Winfield (D-New Haven) grilled Family Institute of Connecticut president Peter Wolfgang on his claim that non-discrimination protections would increase the number of sexual assaults in public bathrooms, pointing out that laws prohibiting that kind of assault already exist:

via Connecticut State Rep. Embarrasses Anti-Trans Witness During Hearing | Equality Matters.

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