Friday, August 29, 2003

Kathryn Jean Lopez supports discrimination against gay, transgender, and HIV+ foster children.

You think I'm kidding, right? I'm not. According to the Sacremento Bee, AB 485 is

Legislation designed to make California's foster care system more sensitive to the needs of gay, lesbian and transgender children was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
AB 458 expands the Foster Child Bill of Rights to prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status, among other things.
The measure passed the Assembly by a vote of 46-28 and now goes to Gov. Gray Davis, who has not yet taken a position.
The bill also requires foster caregivers to receive instruction, incorporated into existing training programs, on the nondiscrimination rights of foster children.

Lopez opposes this bill, thereby supporting discrimination against gay, transgender, and HIV+ foster children:

If Davis signs this outrageous bill on his desk, as is expected I gather, foster-parent candidates in California will be required to affirm homosexuality and go through sensitivity training. Anyone know where The Terminator is on this?

If he's a decent human being, he supports it. After all, what child deserves someone like Kathryn Jean Lopez as a mother?