MassEquality, flush with cash, re-grouping to push broad homosexual agenda in Legislature, starting with "transgender rights and hate crimes" bill.
BOSTON, MA (NOVEMBER 12, 2007) Another prediction we made is sadly coming true. When the same-sex "marriage" issue erupted, the homosexual lobby formed "MassEquality" to raise money from across the country, and focus it on the Legislature to pressure them (through whatever means possible) to deny the vote on the Marriage Amendment.
In 2004 and 2006, this included pouring literally millions of dollars into local state legislature elections. After the elections, they focused on a relentless, very sophisticated campaign to persuade, harass, intimidate, confuse, and even bribe legislators to stop the amendment. As the Boston Globe recently observed,
Mass-Equality pulled in millions of dollars from local and national donors, established 11 affiliates across the state, and, at its height, employed 22 full-time and 35 part-time staff members.
On June 14, 2007, they were successful as the Legislature voted not to allow the referendum. So the question becomes, "What's next?"
Although they always claimed that "marriage" was their only goal, we had predicted that this was simply a stepping stone to pushing more and more radical legislation through the State House. But now that MassEquality has "regrouped" it's all but official: they're moving forward with the nation's most radical social agenda -- in your state. As the homosexual newspaper Bay Windows quoted this week:
"Basically it's what I was hoping for," said Holly Ryan [a male-to-female transsexual], co-chair of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), an organization that has already asked MassEquality for help with passing a transgender nondiscrimination and hate crimes prevention bill that is now pending in the legislature. "I believe we'll get a lot of help from MassEquality, and I'm right in step with their decision."
Get ready for a big fight in the State House in January (or maybe before). In the meantime, MassResistance is preparing an in-depth analysis of the "Transgender Rights" Bill, H1722.
(Boston Globe, 10/29/07) "Gay-marriage coalition debates its next mission"
(Boston Globe 11/5/07) "MassEquality looking to widen scope of its mission"
(Bay Windows 11/8/07) "MassEquality: Moving forward"