Steve Crampton of Liberty Counsel took to the group’s “‘Faith’ and Freedom” program this eek in order to rant about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He stated that “We had another word for something like this: it’s called insanity.” He was also furious that Kylar Broadus, the founder of Trans People of Color Coalition, was allowed to testify about the legislation.
Crampton blithered “This is not about, as they couch it, equal rights — it’s about special rights, for homosexuals, gays, lesbians, transgender folks. What’s gender identity in this context? I come in, God forbid, wearing a dress or something, and I want to use the women’s restroom, you tell me no…I think ENDA, if and when it’s passed, would render you in violation of federal law.”
Crampton, of course, shows off his ignorance about LGBT issues, but that is normal with him and his ilk. Any transsexual or transgender person could tell him that it isn’t quite as easy as walking into someplace wearing the opposite sexes’ clothing and demanding to use the oppose sexes’ restroom. For people like Crampton, who have this innate fear of someone invalidating their cis-gender privilege, it is not surprising.
In fact, it is not about special rights since, basically, Crampton has special rights. He has a special right to be a bigot without consequence. What this legislation would do is take away that special privilege that he has, and that scares him down to his male, cis-gender, straight privileged bones.