(You Make Me Feel Like) An Unnatural Woman

June 26, 2010

Idaho GOP move to define marriage to exclude transgenders
Measure: Bond is between ‘naturally born’ man and woman

Idaho doesn’t recognize gay or lesbian marriage, but some Republicans want the state to go a step further.

A panel of GOP delegates at the state party’s convention passed a measure Friday to define marriage as a bond between a “naturally born” man and woman, effectively barring transgenders.

Bannock County delegate Ralph Lilling says his amendment to the state party’s platform will help further protect the traditional family unit.

But Donna Montgomery, a delegate from Kootenai County, argued that the additional language was unnecessary because people from Idaho understand man is a man and a woman is a woman.

The measure still has to go before the full convention for approval.

Via The Spokesman Review

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Cross-posted at Questioning Transphobia

3 Responses to “(You Make Me Feel Like) An Unnatural Woman”

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  2. HenryHall Says:

    “Naturally born”, now there’s is an odd term for you. How do they think transfolk come into the world? All by Caesarian section perhaps?

    Obviously whoever put this proposal forward has not put effort into thinking it through and cannot be taken seriously.

  3. Helen G Says:

    Agreed: it’s manifestly nonsense, unfortunately for trans people it’s also potentially dangerous nonsense as it seeks to enforce a constructed binary by means of essentialist “logic”.

    Notice also how it completely erases intersex people without so much as a second thought.


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