By now, you are well aware of the imprisoning of Jane Doe. (Because of her being underage, this is not her actual name.) You are also quite aware of her not being arrested for any crime. I do not like shouting from the rooftops for any controversy, but this is truly Orwellian.
I am not writing to you today because she is transgender. I am writing to you because she is a human being. Like everyone else in Connecticut, she has certain inalienable rights - rights which extend to the United States, and, by extension, the entire planet.
In my opinion, the following actions should be taken posthaste:
1. Have a meeting with Department of Children and Families commissioner Joette Katz, during which she will be expected to provide an airtight defense. If she fails to do so, tell her to hand in her resignation by day's end. I understand that Ms. Katz has held some of the highest positions in the state, including a term on the state Supreme Court. However, a high position carries with it high responsibility. Those that shirk that responsibility deserve firing.
2. Hold a press conference where the legislature will be called into special session in which this antiquated law will be rescinded.
ezs note: The general rule is the more you try to "fix" things, the more they get messed up. If you haven't done so already, see a competent therapist, then get your life in order. It doesn't matter whether your'e in an Australian rock band member or the former governor of New Jersey, (or anyone else) get help now!
ezs note: If you live in Florida's 19th state house district, please consider running against Charles Van Zant. I can't guarantee anything as far as what the results will be, but please know that you will receive my heartfelt thanks.
ezs note: You can make a difference as to how policing is done in your community. Go to the next town or city council meeting and ask how policing is carried out. If they seem reticent, keep on bugging them! If they still seem bullheaded, you can run!
ezs note: I am particularly proud of emilysvirtualrocket.blogspot.com to cover ALL transgender people and their struggles. This includes not only the rich, but the middle class, poor, destitute, homeless, even the imprisoned. However, I might miss one. If I do, e-mail me at email@example.com. Kudos to Stampp Corbin for keeping a keen eye out.