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Transgender activists force NY chain of stores to capitulate to their demands, using NY "transgender rights" law

This could start happening here . . .

POSTED: May 21, 2010

A major retailer in New York has been forced to capitulate to the damands of transgender activists because of a "transgender rights" law.

New York's recently passed a transgender law is relatively tame. It's nowhere near as radical as the Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes bill now being considered in the Massachusetts Legislature. It seemed innocuous at the time.

But the radical transgender / cross-dressing and homosexual movement in New York is using it as a club to force their agenda on society.

Here's just a taste of what will happen if the bill passes here.  They are forcing a chain of stores integrate cross-dressing and transgenderism into their company, to make their employees use "transgender-friendly" pronouns, and more. And this is just the beginning.

Here's the article from the New York Daily News.

Transgenders win discrimination tiff with American Eagle Outfitters, AG Andrew Cuomo forces changes
New York Daily News, May 12, 2010
Link to article on website

It just got a little easier for a transgender person to work at American Eagle Outfitters - at least on paper.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has forced the flannel and khaki outpost to make some changes, including nixing a rule about employee "personal appearance" that banned men from wearing women's clothing and ladies from dressing as guys.

"This shows me that there's faith and hope. There might be a domino effect, that's what I'm hoping for," said Joi-elle White, 35, a transgender member of Make the Road New York.

The community group complained to Cuomo's office about what it called a pattern of discrimination against transgender job hunters. A probe confirmed the complaints, officials said.

The retailer - which employs more than 2,000 people in its 61 New York stores - signed a settlement deal promising to change its policies and employee handbook.

"To avoid further expense and the distraction of a prolonged argument, [we have] agreed to a compromise settlement in this case, with the understanding that AEO is not admitting to the findings," a company spokeswoman said.

"We wholeheartedly believe that transgender individuals should be treated equally," she added in a statement.

The chain store also has agreed to train its staff on transgender issues -- like which pronouns to use when referring to workers and customers.

The April settlement is the first crackdown against a retailer under the section of the state's Human Rights Law that bars employers from discriminating against applicants because of their gender identity.

"If more places would follow behind American Eagle's experience, a lot of us would be able to work more. and there would be less of us on the street or on the Internet risking our life just to survive," White said.

Everyone needs to pay attention to stopping the Transgender Bill in Massachusetts. It's not just a "bathroom bill" but would open the door to forcing businesses, schools, private clubs, government, and more to this bizarre and radical agenda. We will keep you up to date on what happens.

NOTE that our Attorney General, Martha Coakley, is even MORE pro-transgender than New York's Cuomo. Coakley personally testified for the Transgender Bill at its public hearing last July. (See our report on Coakley here.)