Democratic Rep Calls Out Anti-Transgender Bigot
These anti-trans arguments - just because you feel like a woman doesn’t mean you’re a woman - are steeped in deep stupidity of the kind only Louie Gohmert could appreciate. It was refreshing to see Rep. Zoe Lofgren smack this down hard.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) railed against a witness who testified against the Obama administration’s recent guidance for schools on how to accommodate transgender students.
Lofgren read aloud part of the testimony from Gail Heriot, a member of the United States Commission on Human Rights, according to a clip from the hearing highlighted by the Huffington Post.
“If I believe that I am a Russian princess, that doesn’t make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy. Nor am I a Great Horned Owl just because — as I have been told — I happen to share some personality traits with those feathered creatures,” Heriot wrote in her testimony.
“I’ve got to say, I found this rather offensive,” Lofgren said, reacting to Heriot’s testimony. “And it says to me that the witness really doesn’t know anything and probably has never met a transgender child who is going through, in almost every case, a very difficult experience finding themselves.”
After noting her support for the guidelines from the Justice and Education departments, Lofgren said that “it’s very regrettable that that comment was put into the record, and I think it’s highly offensive.”