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Update: Great News!!! We have been informed by the Pride Center that the Anti-Transgender bill that Rep. Wimmer was pushing is going to not make it out of committee. The meeting tonight has been canceled.
Thank you all for your thoughts and action on this important matter.
January 28, 2009Dear Friends,Rep. Wimmer is a state representative and a police officer that has decided to go after the transgender community and change the existing driver’s license requirements to make it more restrictive for those who are seeking to change their “sex” designation. His proposal requires that “written verification from a licensed physician that the applicant has undergone and completed a sex reassignment surgery” be done before an “M” or “F” is granted.There are many of us feel that a “legal class” of people are being sought out and unfairly discriminated against. “Equality Utah” has tried to get the author of this bill to modify the language, but there is no guarantee that he will. We are therefore asking you to come to an emergency meeting Thursday night at the “Pride Center.” I am up in Portland until Sunday and cannot be in Utah to protest or try to intercede along with you. Jennifer Nuttall who is the adult director has put the following notice out:“This is an open invitation to members of the Trans community and our allies.
Attention: HB 225 – The anti-trans driver’s license amendments bill was not heard in committee this morning it has been bumped to Friday. We don’t know yet whether it will be heard in the morning or afternoon session. For more information on HB 225 visit http://le.utah.gov/~2009/bills/hbillint/hb0225.htm
Unfortunately Rep. Wimmer is dedicated to seeing this bill run so it is imperative for our community to discuss the proposed updates to this bill as well as strategize our response.
There will be an Emergency Strategy Meeting in the Multi-Purpose room at the Utah Pride Center, 355 North 300 West. Tomorrow January 29th @ 7pm.
The community drives our Utah Pride Center and we cannot move forward as a Center without the communities input.
Think of this as a pre-rally, a prep session for whatever needs to happen next.
Please send this to everyone who might need to be in on this.