A m e r i c a n P o s t – G a z e t t e
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E , in Arizona
Sunday, October 10, 2010
RINO Bob Littlefield Shows True Colors – proves he is not the conservative he claims
What do transgender activist Michele de La Freniere and Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield, currently running for re-election, have in common? More than you might think.
In 2007, de La Freniere, as a member of the City’s Human Relations Commission, was concerned about supposedly rampant prejudice and violence against the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual (GLTB) community in Scottsdale. None existed but de La Freniere was still concerned. The Commission forwarded recommendations to amend the Scottsdale Revised Code to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in City of Scottsdale employment activities; and enact an ordinance to extend non-discrimination provisions to contractors, suppliers or lessees doing business with the City of Scottsdale, and to businesses and organizations within Scottsdale. The recommendations were on the agenda for the City Council meeting on 12/4/07.*
At the meeting, the Police Chief reported that in the prior two years, out of all violent crimes committed in the City, there had been only three (3) specifically related to the sexual orientation of the victims. None involved transgenders. One councilman pointed out that affirmative action ordinances were already in place ensuring equal employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability. Another councilman voiced his trepidation over additional legal and training issues. Another expressed concern that creating one more protected class, not recognized by any other official government entity, could create further problems, expense, and controversy. Not even Obama tried this.
And Councilman Littlefield? He not only supported the ordinance; he moved to adopt it. “…Sending a message is important and passing the ordinance is the right thing to do.” Thanks to Bob Littlefield, the Scottsdale Revised Code was amended to provide the same protection to GLTB as for race, gender or religion in City employment. And Littlefield wanted to pass the other recommendations to impose these same “protected classes” on private businesses. He was one of only 2 councilmen who supported these intrusive mandates. The effect is increased cost to taxpayers and special rights for a new protected class. Does this sound like a conservative? On what else is he misleading us?
Littlefield doesn’t represent conservative values. Remember that when you mark your ballot for Scottsdale City Council.
* The complete transcript of the meeting minutes are archived and cannot be accessed with a direct link. To download the transcript, go to http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/council/meeting_index/City_Council_Agendas_and_Minutes.asp