Today I received a followup email from Delegate Neil Parrott to his email from MD Petitions that I posted last week. The bill passed the Maryland Senate and is now in the House of Delegates.
Can you take a few minutes right now to
stop the “Bathroom Bill”?
SB 212/HB 1265, the “Bathroom Bill”, could receive a vote in the House Health and Government Operations (HGO) Committee any day now. Your voice right away could help make the difference and stop this dangerous bill from passing.
This bill is dangerous because it creates a wide open opportunity for a man to pretend to be a woman, enter the women’s restroom, shower room, or locker room, and endanger women and girls. Conversely, a woman could do the same to the men’s room, eliminating the privacy of men as well.
It is reasonable to be concerned. In Texas, Paul Ray Witherspoon entered the ladies’ room at a Dallas hospital as “Paula Witherspoon” – with a prior record of sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. In fact, Witherspoon was still on parole. Legally, Witherspoon was still male.
Just last month in Canada, Christopher Hambrook was jailed for sexually assaulting two women. Hambrook found his victims at two Toronto shelters after checking himself in, claiming to be a transgender woman. This was a man with a previous criminal record. Claiming to be a transgender woman was his ticket to an easy supply of victims. In Maryland, if this bill passes, men like Witherspoon and Hambrook would be allowed in women’s restrooms.
If you object to that possibility, please take a moment to call your delegate(s) or use our new, easy email feature to send them a pre-filled email urging them to vote against SB 212/HB 1265. Please also think about asking friends or family members to call/email right away too, this can easily be performed by using the share buttons at the bottom of this email
Last week many people alerted us to the fact that our temporary link to contact the House committee was not always working. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have been working to make it easier for you to contact your legislators, and our new contact page is now up and ready to use. Simply click HERE, fill in your information, edit the pre-filled email to make it fit your sentiments, and send it.
Together, we have to make sure our legislators in Annapolis know that we passionately oppose this threat to our safety and privacy, and that we will be watching how they vote. We will also remember, and make sure that our friends and family remember, when we go to the polls later this year.
Thank you for caring about our state. I look forward to working with you to try to bring common-sense back to Maryland.
Delegate Neil Parrott, Chairman