Marriage Supporter — Our kick off press conference to launch the #FreeSpeechBus tour has wrapped up, and I am very pleased with how it went. The bus tour is being sponsored by NOM, CitizenGO and the International Organization for the Family
Please give us a great send-off by signing the petition which NOM is endorsing with CitizenGO. Add your name to the tens of thousands who have already said they will stand firm for the truth of gender and demand that all people be able to exercise their free speech rights to discuss these issues without fear of harassment or retaliation.
I am so proud of our supporters who showed up this morning to support the launch of the bus tour. They were strong, proud and effective, but they were also respectful and dignified. In contrast, many of those who showed up from the other side were disruptive, disrespectful and offensive.
Here is a short video we recorded from the event.
The truth of gender is that it is determined by biology, not feelings, emotions or politics. Nobody can change their gender. Individuals have the right to live their private life as they wish, but they do not have the right to force their views on the nation via laws and regulations, nor do they have the right to characterize as discrimination or bigotry the views of people who will not agree that gender is based on something like politics, emotions or desires.
A key point of our #FreeSpeechBus tour is to demand that respect be shown to all sides so that a civic debate can be had. We want Americans to learn about the scientific truth of gender – that there is no scientific evidence that anybody can be 'trapped in the wrong body' and that as many as 98% of kids who suffer from gender confusion will outgrow it and come to accept their true gender by the time they complete puberty. But our opponents do not want to discuss the facts – they want to characterize the facts as "hate speech" that should not qualify for protection under the First Amendment.
Please help us move discussion of these critical issues forward by signing the petition today. It will give a tremendous boost to us as we launch this important bus tour.