Leave it up to Bill O’Reilly to inject a little cult classic reality into the legal traps liberals are trying to set for Americans who recognize humans for what and who they were at birth. On Tuesday, the Long Island loud mouth had a couple of Fox News’ talking head on his show to talk over the new New York City Human Rights Law that says, according to Media Matters:
New York City’s Human Rights Law which “expands the scope” of existing anti-discrimination protections that “prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing” and “discriminatory harassment” by law enforcement. The law protects citizens from “landlords, employers and businesses” intentionally misgendering a person in an attempt to denigrate them. It also affords employees with health plans “benefits for gender-affirming care or failing to accommodate people undergoing gender transition, such as medical appointments” from their health insurance.
So not only do people who have conscientious objections with artificial contraception, abortion, sterilization, and some forms of sex therapy not have any rights, neither do the employers who hire someone as either a man or a woman and who will then be forced to pay for that person “transitioning” to the other sex, and put up with schizophrenic dress habits.
What country do we live in again?
O’Reilly being the pot stirrer that he his, got out a wooden spoon in the form of the irrepressible Kennedy, and they had this exchange:
BILL O’REILLY (HOST): So explain this to me. So you got a transgendered person. This is work place, right?
LISA KENNEDY MONTGOMERY: It’s actually — it goes beyond the workplace.
O’REILLY: It does? It goes everywhere. So you are in a McDonald’s and there is a transgendered and you are serving them and if you say hey, sir, or, what?
KENNEDY: Yes. If you address someone by a pronoun that they don’t want —
O’REILLY: Do they tell you before they order the Big Mac and fries?
KENNEDY: Let’s just deal with the work place. If someone works at McDonald’s and they’re transitioning to become a woman and they want to be called madam or Sheila, you have to address them –
O’REILLY: So they’re behind the counter. We are talking about a McDonald’s employee? They tell the management I used to be — I used to be Horatio but now I’m Sheila and you are to call me Sheila or I’m going to sue you?
KENNEDY: Yes. And then if you report them to the human rights commission here in New York City, you could be fined $125,000. However, if you were found to have committed that offense and several others like forcing someone to wear a dress who wants to become a man or forcing a woman to wear a necktie, you can be fined up to $250,000.
O’REILLY: So if there is a dress code, say you are in a department store and person comes in, in a dress but last week was in a tie and jacket like this, you can’t say anything?
KENNEDY: No. You can’t say anything. You cannot force them to. If you are an employer and if you have a strict dress code…
O’REILLY: So they can dress, even if they are not transgendered. What if they are a transvestite? Like in Rocky Horror Picture show?
KENNEDY: It doesn’t have to be someone who has undergone surgery.
O’REILLY: Someone who just on Thursday they want to be Sheila?
KENNEDY: Gender norms, yes. The language is so broad.
$125,000 for a slip of the tongue or just calling someone by the pronoun of their birth…mothers everywhere who start shouting names when their kids get into trouble will be broke in no time. Forget the nuns who have a thing for getting boys to wear ties because God gave boys a gender and it is expected that the little guys conform to gender norms.
This is getting ridiculous. When the only way to completely understand what the spoiled rotten, whiny, squeaky wheels are after (hoop jumping for the rest of us just because they can make us) is to invoke a Tim Curry role that has taken on a life of its own, the people pushing this…baloney…deserve all the crap O’Reilly, Kennedy and anyone else that annoying can come up with.
$125,000 for calling a wannabe madam a sir. This sounds like a case for going with “hey, you” to save money.