Destructive bills in the MA Legislature:
Here are the bills filed by the homosexual & anti-family lobbies in the Legislature this session.
The assault on the culture continues
April 3, 2009 UPDATED March 2010
The homosexual lobby, Planned Parenthood, and other anti-family special interests are leveraging their influence in the Legislature to push their various agendas even further. Some of these bills are overt and in-your-face, and some are more subtle. We're out to stop all of them, with your help. Current status: All have been assigned to a committee, but no public hearings have been scheduled. We'll keep you up to date.
Major bad bills
1. Transgender rights and hate crimes bill
H1728 (Also S1687) Text of bill - Judiciary Committee
Rep. Carl Sciortino (D-Medford)
This is probably the most radical legislation ever seriously introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature. It would force the bizarre transgender agenda into every phase of life, including businesses, government, schools, public accommodations, and our laws. (It's far more than just a "bathroom bill" as some pro-family groups are describing it.)
READ our updated full report on this horrendous bill, and all its implications on society. (We did the research that no one else dared to do!)
2. Planned Parenthood homosexuality/abortion education in schools
H3434 (Also S218) Text of bill - Education Committee
Rep. Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge)
This has been Planned Parenthood's major goal for the last several years. It would add "health" education to the state's formal education requirements, and use the radical 1999 Health Frameworks document as a requirement for passing to higher grades, and for graduating. Among the topics it would require for kids: homosexual "identity", abortion counseling, gender issues. Most of you probably remember this was introduced the past two sessions and we stopped it. Here's our analysis of the bill when it was filed last session as H597.
3. Legalize physician-assisted suicide
H1468 Text of bill - Judiciary Committee
Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton)
This is a nearly word-for-word copy of the Oregon and Washington statutes, the other two states legalize physician-assisted suicide. It would make Massachusetts the third state to do so. This bill is already being noted and discussed on various pro-suicide websites, which would indicate that pro-suicide activists will be working hard on this.
4. Remove parental consent on abortions for minors
H1746 Text of bill Text of current law - Judiciary Committee
Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst)
This is very frightening. The abortion industry continues to target younger kids. Currently, a girl's parents must approve an abortion (if she's under 18), though a superior court judge can overrule them if they refuse. This bill, sponsored by 44 legislators, would allow a wide range of people - including teachers, clergy, guidance counselors, social workers, or any adult relative - to overrule the parents!
5. Create tax-funded "community based" Planned Parenthood clinics
H2174 Text of bill - Committee on Public Health
Rep. Timothy Toomey (D-Cambridge)
This would use taxpayer money to establish a program of "community based health and sexuality education services" across the state "provided by comprehensive family planning agencies" - i.e., Planned Parenthood. We know the outcomes when this is introduced. Now you can expect much more of it. This is the classic way the Left gets funded to use your own money against you.
Other homosexual bills
6. "Anti-Bullying" - front for more homosexual activism in schools
H483 Text of bill - Education Committee
Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood)
This is the national homosexual movement's latest scheme to get into the schools, especially in the early elementary grades, under the guise of "anti-bullying." Actually, there are at least 9 different anti-bullying bills filed this year in the Massachusetts Legislature. This particular one, by Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood) was highly praised in the homosexual newspaper Bay Windows for its effectiveness. We'll be doing a special report on the homosexual movement's anti-bullying agenda soon.
7. Required transgender "diversity training" for medical providers
H4461 Text of bill (Formerly H3805 Text of bill)
- Now in House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Barbara L'Italien (D-Andover) / Rep Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge)
More of the "in-your-face" agenda. This bill would require all "providers of services" to elderly people to take diversity training on "sexual orientation and gender identity and expression" to serve the special needs of "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders". Who ever heard of this?
8. Officially legalize homosexual "marriage"
H1708 Text of bill - Judiciary Committee
Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston)
The homosexual lobby knows very well that same-sex "marriage" was never really made legal. Since the Massachusetts Constitution does not allow judges to change law, the SJC's infamous Goodridge ruling left it in the Legislature's hands to do that. But it never did. (They've been trying to keep this quiet. Curiously, they haven't sneaked the legislation through yet.)
9. Repeal sodomy laws and other morality laws
H3536 (Also H1711) Text of bill - Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston)
S1656 Text of bill - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-Newton)
The phrase "the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or beast" -- still found in the Massachusetts General Laws -- really drives the homosexual lobby crazy. They want to repeal this, as well as certain other laws dealing with public morality and order. This has a lot of implications!
10. Extend state pensions for live-in homosexual "partners"
H3831 Text of bill - Joint Committee on Public Service
Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst)
Another small push of the homosexual agenda into government. This would extend the eligibility time for state-funded pensions to homosexual "partners" who were cohabitating before May 2004 - the "legal" date of same-sex "marriage." Whenever they say they started living together, that's when the "married" pension funding would start.
11. Help homosexuals get US passports as "married" couples
H2034 Text of bill - Committee on Public Health
Rep Cheryl Coakley-Rivera (D-Springfield)
A wacky bill filed by openly lesbian Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera which would attempt to get around the current federal restrictions against homosexual "marriage" by creating an "expedited" name-change process that the federal government would have to recognize for passport purposes.
Other bad bills
12. Alternative Planned Parenthood bill
H402 Text of bill - Education Committee
Rep. Mary Grant (D-Beverly)
This alternative to the major Planned Parenthood (see above) only does the first part of it. It re-establishes "health education" as a required course in Massachusetts schools. In 1998 MassResistance (then known as Parents Rights Coalition) persuaded the State Board of Education to remove "health education" from the required curriculum, much to the dismay of the sex-ed industry.
13. Allow ordinary sale of abortion-inducing drugs, devices, etc.
H1745 Text of bill - Judiciary Committee
Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst)
This would repeal laws prohibiting the ordinary sale of abortion-inducing drugs or medical devices to cause abortions. It has a huge list of co-sponsors.
14. Lots of bills to extend voting rights to non-citizens
There are several bills in the Legislature to extend voting rights to non-citizens in various individual cities and towns. This has become a popular cause for the left. We feel that only citizens should vote. They apparently hope to get these votes for liberal politicians.