Politics

Lesbian U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin Sponsors More Bad Legislation

| by Illinois Family Institute

Big government sees no limit to its reach. A behemoth with slimy tentacles reaching into every crevice of American life, it is now trying to squirm into the sexual lives of American citizens, including our teens.

Lesbian activist and U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin sponsored the "Health Data Collection Improvement Act 2010 (H.R. 6109)," a piece of legislation whose deceptive title conceals its highly partisan, offensive, and absurd content.

This legislation would "require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that each HHS health service program or HHS health survey provides, to the extent the Secretary determines appropriate and practicable, for the voluntary collection of data on the sexual orientation and gender identity of individuals who apply for or receive health services through such program, or who respond to such survey" (emphasis added).

Baldwin believes that it's important for the financially strapped federal government to know the sexual proclivities of all citizens who avail themselves of any services provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. This would apply even to teens who use the services of school-based health clinics.

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Lesbian Baldwin seeks to fashion the government into both an arm of the homosexuality-affirming juggernaut and an institutional voyeur. She wants the government to ask citizens whether they like to have sex with people of the same sex, the opposite sex, or both. She also wants to ask citizens whether they engage in cross-dressing and whether they desire to have healthy parts of their sexual anatomy electively amputated.

Why stop there? Why not ask intrusive questions about other forms of deviant sexual practices and disorders?

If Baldwin's proposal is not troubling enough, she was able to convince eleven others (all Democrats) to join her in voting to send this legislation to the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce (According to Connie Hair writing for Human Events, "Rep. Zach Space (D-Ohio)...hastily exited the hearing room when the bill was called up for consideration,"). All ten Republicans voted "no."

This is just one reason why a "truce" on the "social issues" is impossible. A truce would require both sides to participate, and social radicals will never agree to a truce.